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Or call us at 314-374-6102
- What time of the year do the tours run?
Where does the tour start and stop?
St. Charles Ghost tours run 12 months out of the year, Not just Halloween. This is an ongoing
research project and ghosts are not "seasonal."
What time do the tours run?
The tour begins and ends in front of the Historical Society Building on the corner of Jefferson and South Main.
Look for the signs (and the crowds).
The actual address is 101 South Main, 63301
(Plug that into your phone, GPS or into Mapquest)
The Historical Society building is a big white building
with a lot of steps in front. I says "City Hall" on the top.
Look for the sign that looks like a tombstone and the
tour guides with "St. Charles Ghost Tours" embroidered on their shirts.
How long does the tour last?
Tours are scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights at
8:30pm and if there is enough demand, at Midnight.
Special tours (other dates and times) can always be arranged for groups of 5 or more.
The tours start on time. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in.
What does "Authorized" mean?
This is a walking tour
and it lasts about 90-120 minutes.
The entire tour is outside.
However, keep in mind, if something very interesting occurs, we will not walk away.
Special permits (from the City Of St. Charles) are required before the tours can run.
Without these permits, Tour guides, and even tour participants can be cited for trespassing and other violations.
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Can I bring a group?
We are the only Ghost Tour in St. Charles that has these permits.
With our tours, you are fully protected and very much welcomed by the City and the Local Tourist Authority!
Groups are always welcome and Special Tours can be
arranged for groups of 5 or more, on almost any date.
Does the tour take you inside the actual haunted buildings on Main Street?
This is a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special event.
St. Charles Ghost Tours can also be a great company activity. So much better than a picnic or stuffy dinner meeting!
As I am sure you know, most of the buildings along South Main are private businesses and residences.
There are a number of interesting :outside" sites and we often experience manifestations along the way.
For example, near the Winery of the Little Hills we visit a place that was a graveyard from 1750 to 1853.
In 1853, they moved the graveyard but did not move all the bodies.
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Do the Tour guides bring any paranormal detection equipment or is that up to the participants?
Keep in mind that St. Charles Ghost Tours visits and examines
public spaces. South Main in St. Charles is a commercial district and we will not enter
any private businesses or residences without permission. Please respect the rights and privacy of the
people living and working here.
You may, of course, stop into a
restaurant for a soft drink or other refreshment, but we cannot
block and entranceways, invade private spaces or in general, go
anywhere we are not encouraged to enter.
You are invited to bring any equipment you have and know how to
use. You guide will usually have EMF detectors and perhaps some specialized custom made devices.
Cameras, Video and voice recorders are encouraged.
What is the policy for inclement weather? Do the tours ever cancel due to rain?
Clients often go home with actual documentation of ghostly activity.
You may also want to check the
What to Bring page here.
The tours run, rain or shine, so umbrellas might be required. For that matter, in warm weather dress light and in cold weather bring a coat.
What about special events, such as Halloween?
Check our cancelation policy.
The tours around Halloween fill early and fill quickly. If you are interested in a tour around these dates.
Can anyone go on these tours?
Or call 314-374-6102 today.
Also check the events listed on the
Special Tours page.
St. Charles Ghost Tours will be enjoyed by people 14 years old and up.
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What happens after the tour?
The route is completely accessible for everyone. Limited mobility and even wheelchairs are not a problem.
However, the streets and sidewalks are a bit rough. Wear good walking shoes.
However, due to safety and insurance considerations, children in strollers and carried babies are not permitted.
St. Charles Ghost Tours continues to gather information and evidence of spectral activity on Main Street and
we hope you will share your findings with us. Any recordings, sightings or new information will help us to
continue and improve these tours.
You are encouraged to send (or email) any interesting pictures and stories you may have so we can add them to our web site.
There are a number of excellent restaurants along the route. You may want to stop in for food and discussions before and after the tour.
Check with your tour guide. We occasionally make special arrangements with one or more establishments.
Or, you may want to stick around and have a stimulating discussion and perhaps enjoy spirits or another kind...