Haunted History Tours

Haunted History Tours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October

7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.



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Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

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Tours take place four Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October with two daily options:

  • Tuesdays | October 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Wednesdays | October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. | Tours are approximately 75 minutes
  • Ages 16 and older
  • $35 (10% off for Lincoln Park Zoo members)

Haunted History tours take place in and around Lincoln Park Zoo. There will be no zoo food or beverage locations open for this event.

About Our Tour Guide: Adam Selzer is the host of Mysterious Chicago tours, and the author of such books as Graceland Cemetery: Chicago Stories, Symbols and Secrets; The Ghosts of Chicago: The Windy City’s Most Famous Haunts; Mysterious Chicago: History at Its Coolest, and H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil. He appears regularly on the History Channel, Travel Channel, and a huge variety of podcasts and radio shows. Look for his ghost tours, cemetery tours, and other historical tours year-round!


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Is this event accessible?

Yes! To learn about accessibility at Lincoln Park Zoo, please visit lpzoo.org/accessibility. To view the accessibility map, click here.

What are the age restrictions for this event?

This event is for guests ages 16 years and older. All guests must have a ticket.

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?

Tickets will not be available at the gate for purchase. However, you may purchase tickets online on Eventbrite in the hours leading up to the event if they are available.

I am a member. How can I apply my membership benefits?

Members get 20% off registration for all zoo events. To redeem your member discount:

1. Click “BUY TICKETS” at the top of the web page.

2. Click “Get tickets” on the top right of the Eventbrite page.

3. At the top of the ticketing page, look for the “Promo Code” box.

4. Enter the first three digits of your Lincoln Park Zoo membership number.

5. Click “Apply.”

6. Select the number of tickets you need and proceed to checkout.

Can I transfer my tickets or get a refund? What happens if there is inclement weather?

All Lincoln Park Zoo event tickets are nonrefundable. If you are not able to make it, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or family member 16 years or older. The event will be held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!

How do I enter the event and can I re-enter once checked in?

Tour meetup location will be provided in an email to attendees two days prior to the event. Tickets will be scanned upon arrival on your smartphone or on a printed sheet of paper. Re-entry is not permitted once the tour begins.

What items are prohibited at this event?

The following items are restricted for this event:

  • No folding chairs
  • No luggage of any kind
  • No animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • No coolers (unless medically required)
  • No illegal substances
  • No noisemakers or balloons
  • No Segways or motorized scooters
  • No thermal containers
  • No weapons
  • No remote-controlled aircrafts or drones
  • No items deemed dangerous or inappropriate

Alcohol purchased outside the zoo is prohibited, and we ask that you refrain from smoking tobacco and cannabis inside the gates for the health and safety of our animals and visitors. Lincoln Park Zoo’s Code of Conduct can be found here.

No firearms or weapons of any kind are allowed, except for on-duty police or security personnel. For the safety of guests, staff, volunteers, and animals, all purses, bags, and other items carrying personal belongings are subject to inspection upon entry.

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