Here in Jacksonville, we take our history very seriously and we recognize the legacy that the pioneers left for us. We also recognize that some of our pioneers are still with us in the forms of spirits and ghosts.
Hear more about these “restless” former residents when Historic Jacksonville offers two different 1-hour “Haunted History” walking tours the 2nd Friday night of each month from June through September, plus special October tours. Costumed tour guides share both history and tales of pioneers whose spirits still dwell in many of our historic buildings.
These tours are not your typical ‘ghost tours’ with special effects. They are history tours about real hauntings resulting from past events. The stories—some scary, some benign—come from multiple sources, from people who have experienced these lingering spirits. They are our attempt to recognize and honor these restless souls.
Two completely different 1-hour tours are offered, and both tours include haunted houses!
The Courthouse Tour highlights tales of brothels, epidemics and hangings.
The Britt Hill Tour features stories of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown.
Tours are offered the second Friday of each month from June through September with special October tours on both Friday and Saturday, October 8 & 9.
Summer tours begin at 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45 p.m.
October tours begin at 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, and 7 p.m.
Tours are offered with alternating start times. Summer tours begin with the Courthouse tour. October tours begin with the Courthouse on Friday night and the Britt Hill tour on Saturday night.
Private tours can also be scheduled for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 12 people at a cost of $15 per person. Date and time must be mutually agreed upon.
All tours begin at the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of N. Oregon and West C streets. Tour group size is limited to 12 people! Cost is $10 per person. Information is available by contacting 541-245-3650 or email@example.com.
Tickets can only be purchased on-line and reservations must be made no later than 4 p.m. on tour dates; “walk-ups” cannot be accommodated at this time.
Please note: Individuals not fully vaccinated will be asked to wear a mask as a courtesy to our tour guides and other guests who may not be vaccinated. Although Oregon has now fully opened, new strains of COVID-19 are infecting even fully vaccinated individuals so our goal is to keep everyone healthy!
(If you receive a “Sold Out” message, please call 541-245-3650 to determine availability. Refunds or exchanges are not available on the day of the event.)