Missouri Ghost Tours, Walks and Paranormal Investigations

Both Kansas City and St. Louis have received significant reports of ghost sightings. In Kansas City, Kemper Arena is reportedly haunted by WWE wrestler Owen Hart, who fell from the ceiling of the arena. And the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the United States. So you should find this list of Missouri ghost tours capable of giving you an entertaining evening. This directory includes ghost hunts, ghost walks, haunted house tours, trolley tours, and cemetary tours that you may be interested in taking if you are a thrill seeker, ghost hunter and/or history buff.

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Here are the Missouri ghost tours that I have found:

Full Moon Productions - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Ghosts & Gangsters Tour by bus and a Full Moon ghost hunt at a commercial haunted house that is believed to have real ghosts, too. The Ghosts and Gangsters tour is a three hour bus trip with stops at a number of haunted locations around Kansas City, including Hotel Savoy, St. Mary’s Church and Union Station. Ticket prices are $30 per person. The website says there are no more tours

Ghost Tours of Missouri - Independence, MO
ghost tours of Excelsior Springs, Independence and Liberty. Excelsior Springs was a hideout for Al Capone. Independence Square is packed with paranormal activity as it has a haunted building on every block. And Liberty … well we’ll just let you be surprised by the ghost stories that will keep you up at night.

Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tours - Hannibal, MO
a bus tour and cemetery walk for those interested in the ghosts and history of Hannibal. The 90 minute driving tour through the historic district offers stories of haunted Millionaire’s Row, Mark Twain’s childhood and ghost sightings on Main Street. Search the graves of slaves and Civil War soldiers with a paranormal investigation of Old Baptist Cemetery. Tours daily from April through October at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Hannibal History Museum. Kids 10 and under are $7.50 while adults are $15.

Lemp Mansion - St Louis, MO
built in the 1860s and purchased by William J. Lemp. His father, John Adam Lemp, founded a lager brewery in 1840 that made millions. The family, however, suffered from a number of mysterious deaths and suicides, eventually losing the business. The Lemp Mansion now offers ghost hunting and haunted history tours of the Lemp residence and auxiliary brewery office in St. Louis, where a number of the deaths happened. The haunted history tours are led by Betsy Belanger on most Monday nights at 7 PM for $20 per person. Ghost hunting is offered approximately twice a month at a cost of $30 per person.

Missouri State Penitentiary - Jefferson City, MO
a 2 hour walking history tour as well as a separate ghost tour at the haunted prison. Bring your own flashlight for the haunted tour. Minimum age of guests is 14. There is also a three hour guided ghost hunt where visitors can engage in a paranormal investigation with detection equipment. The prison was opened in 1836 and held a number of famous prisoners including the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1967, Time Magazine called it the bloodiest 47 acres in America. It was closed in 2004.

New Madrid Ghost Tours - New Madrid, MO
open to the public in October with private tours available for groups throughout the year. New Madrid was the site of a trading post founded in the 1780s, giving it a long rich history. It is considered one of the most haunted small towns in America. It’s location near the Mississippi River and on a fault line makes it fertile grounds for ghosts. Ghost hunting equipment is welcome on the public tours but you must keep up. Tours begin at 7 and 9 PM. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight as many of the locations will be dark.

Pythian Castle Ghost Tour - Springfield, MO
Hear ghostly tales while touring haunted Pythian castle. Tour lasts an hour and half and includes brief history. Photos allowed. $17.04 (includes tax & fee) when purchased online. Tour must have a minimum of 8 to run.

Riordan Tours - St Louis, MO
Explore the dark side with a Haunted History Tour. All tours start from the Morgan Street Brewery, 721 N. 2nd Street St. Louis 63102. The brewery also offers 10% discount on meals to tour patrons. The tour is a walking tour that runs between 90 and 100 minutes.. They cover about 2/3 of a mile. There are cobblestones, so it’s a good idea to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Sainte Genevieve Ghost Tours - Sainte Genevieve, MO
Tours are on Select Fridays at 9 pm and Select Saturdays at 7 and 9 pm. Tours are $20 for Adults and $12 for 12 and under. $17 for Students with ID at the door or call us. They are located inside Rustik Sand Kandles at 252 Merchant St. in Historic Downtown Sainte Genevieve Missouri.

St. Charles Ghost Tour - St. Charles, MO
a year round walking tour that has been educating visitors about the ghosts of Main Street since 2006. Visit the Borromeo Church, see the lost graveyard where headstones (but not the bodies) were moved in 1853, and perhaps even encounter the Lady in White, who was buried in her wedding dress. Tours available on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $20 per person. Tours being at the corner of Jefferson and South Main, in front of the Historical Society building (the large white building that says City Hall).

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If you have experienced one of the tours listed below, I would appreciate if you would please add a review of the tour using the comment box found at the end of this page. Your review will be posted and help future visitors determine whether it is worth taking.

If you are the employee or owner of a ghost tour, please feel free to help me out and leave more information about it as well.

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Find other fun things to do in Missouri in October:

Oktoberfest in Missouri
Missouri Festivals
Missouri Corn Mazes
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Pumpkin Patches in Missouri

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3 thoughts on “Missouri Ghost Tours, Walks and Paranormal Investigations

  1. Christina McWaters says:

    I found your site while searching for fall festival ideas and noticed that you have our New Madrid Ghost Tours listed. Thank you so much for helping to spread the word! We are looking forward to another fun season Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26, 2013!

  2. Cyndi House says:

    I have been on this tour several times. I do it every year. It is lots of fun to see reaction when the EMF meters go off or they hear the stories. I recommend that anyone, even if you don’t believe in ghosts, go on a tour. You never know what is going t happen.

  3. Chris Van Camp says:

    I surprised my friends and family (18 of us) with the ghost tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary on Halloween night in 2015. We arrived at 10pm for our tour and had the best time. Our guide did a great job of describing the conditions of the prison while it was still in operation and added some of the paranormal activity that appears at times. Best to do this tour at night for the full affect.

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