Hauntings and history come together during select weekends in October at the 1859 Jail Museum in Independence, MO.
Jackson Co. Historical Society and Paranormal Activity Investigators are hosting multiple Halloween events giving
1859 Jail Museum Ghost Tours
While taking a guided tour of the 1859 Jail Museum, guests will hear about history, ghostly tales and apparitions inside the building. This is not a jump-out-and-scare-you kind of ghost tour, but there is some interested haunted history to be shared.
1859 Jail Museum Ghost Tours are $25 per person, plus fees. Tours last approximately one hour and are scheduled for the following dates and times:
Saturday, October 1: 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday, October 7: 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 8: 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
This event has sold out in the past so don’t delay getting tickets for the 1859 Jail Museum Ghost Tour.
1859 Jail Ghost Tour & Mini Ghost Hunt
Guests get a two-part experience with the 1859 Jail Ghost Tour and Mini Ghost Hunt.
First, there is a one-hour tour through the jail museum. This includes stories about the resident spirits that haunt the halls of the museum. Guests are then divided into small groups for a mini ghost hunt in hopes of contacting spirits of the building.
The Ghost Tours and Mini Ghost Hunt Combo are $35 per person.
These unique Halloween events last approximately one hour and 45 minutes and are scheduled for the following dates and times:
Friday, October 14: 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 15: 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Friday, October 21: 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22: 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
This is a popular Halloween attraction in Kansas City. Buy tickets here for the 1859 Jail Museum Ghost Tour and Ghost Hunt.
1859 Jail Museum Paranormal Investigation
The 1859 Jail Museum Paranormal Investigation takes guests through a short guided tour of the jail highlighting its history and ghostly knowledge.
From there, the lights are turned off and ghost hunting begins by using real paranormal equipment. Guests then break into smaller groups to do an actual paranormal investigation of different areas.
1859 Jail Museum Paranormal Investigations are $75 per person, plus fees. The investigation spans from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and are scheduled for the following dates:
Friday, October 28
Saturday, October 29
Buy tickets online for the 1859 Jail Museum Paranormal Investigation.
Tips for the Best Ghostly Experience
All ages are welcome on either tour, but this is a museum so everyone is asked to be careful around the valuable items.
This is a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes.
Feel free to bring devices to capture photos, video or live stream the event.
Buy tickets ahead of time. The Halloween activities at the 1859 Jail Museum almost always sell out in advance.
1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home & Museum
The 1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home & Museum is located at 217 North Main Street in Independence, MO.