The Haunted Galena Ghost Walk

Experience genuine street theater featuring ghost storytelling

and dark history as you stroll haunted Galena by candlelight




What You Need to Know



  • Our Ghost Tour Guides will lead you through the streets of Galena by candlelight while sharing ghostly tales and eerie folklore of Galena. 

  • Performed in a true story telling format with costumed guides, our Ghost Walk is spooky fun for all.

  • Our Ghost Walk is offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 8:00 PM, and Friday & Saturday nights at 8:30 PM, from Mid April 2021 through October 2021. 

  • Doors open at 7:45 PM, Tours start promptly at 8:00 PM. There are no restrooms at our starting point, so be sure to use a facility before arriving.

  • September and October are the busiest time of year. We are often sold out. Tour sizes are limited, so buying tickets early guarantees your place!

  • Tickets available for purchase...

    • On-Line, the best way to buy!

    • Phone at 815-990-7203

    • At the door as available, but group sizes are limited and we usually sell out.  It's best to buy in advance.

  • Tours start at The Dowling House

    • ​Located at 220 Diagonal St. Galena, IL 61036

  • Children under 7 are not allowed

  • Some dates are blacked out due to performance or family commitments. For your date, check the calendar under the "Buy Tickets" buttons on this site or call 815-990-7203

  • Walks may not operate in dangerous or threatening weather. 

  • Be prepared – Dress for the weather! Bring umbrellas if rain is forecast. Wear comfortable shoes. Bug spray is provided in season!!

  • Take all the pictures that you like! Yes, your cell phone will work!

  • We are a story telling based ghost tour, not a ghost hunting ghost tour. You may bring your own ghost hunting equipment on the tour as long as it is non disruptive to the performance.

  • VIDEO RECORDING IS NOT ALLOWED ON GHOST WALKS!  Any posting of video on line will be subject to entertainment copyright infringement.

  • Please silence cell phones. If you must take a call, please step away from the group.

  • Our Walks are family friendly for people 7 years and older, but we do talk about murder, death and dark history, so please use your discretion when bringing children.  We ask that children stay by parents, especially when crossing streets.

  • We do our best to start our tours on time.  We will not wait for late arrivals.

  • Although tipping guides is never expected, it is always appreciated!


All Sales are Final for the Ghost Walk.  No refunds, exchange credits only, unless severe weather causes cancellation.

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Tour Ends at the DeSoto House Hotel
230 S. Main St.
Galena, IL 61036
Tour Begins at The Dowling House
220 Diagonal St
Galena, IL 61036

Trip Advisor

The tour was just the perfect blend of ghost stories and history. A stroll through Galena's haunted history was a beautiful after dinner treat."
These are the stories that you want to hear
about Galena's darker side. I've been on
many ghost tours in major cities and this
one tops them all."
Very fun tour through Galena with ghost
stories told from the past along with
modern day sightings."