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Ghosts of Grand Rapids – Downtown East – Historic Ghost Walking Tour

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Julie Rathsack, one of the authors of Ghosts of Grand Rapids, for an evening of Grand Rapids history mixed with the paranormal world.

Julie will portray a member of Grand Rapids’ past to heighten your historical experience. The Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tours begin and end at the Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library St NE), cover just over a mile and take approximately 2 hours.

We currently have two tour routes in Grand Rapids; Downtown Grand Rapids West, and Downtown Grand Rapids East. In addition, we offer a tour in Downtown Kalamazoo, several bus tours, as well as overnight investigations in a historic Kalamazoo House. (click here for a complete list of all events)

All Tours require advance registration and payment. If any tickets are remaining the day of the tour, they will be available on site.

Downtown Grand Rapids West (Original Route):​

Learn the real story behind the legend of the AT&T Building
Listen to the dark history of the Pantlind Hotel
Discover the story of the cursed Ashton Building
Hear about a get rich quick scheme that involved the murder of an entire family.
Many more haunted locations!!

Downtown Grand Rapids East:

What set the ghost of Desdemona Sweet off at the Women’s City Club
Who boiled to death in a bathtub at the former Wellington Flats
Learn about “Dead Man’s Row”
Hear the tragic history of the Browning Hotel
Many more haunted locations!!



Friday, October 18, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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