The Ghosts of Madison: Private 2-hour Spooky Evening TourPrivate Tour

Immerse yourself in the haunted history of Madison on this spooky ghost tour that will take you to the Capitol Building, the Majestic Theatre, Frank Lloyd Wright's home, and more!

This experience is on request only. Please contact us for pricing.

Things to know


2 hrs


After Dark, First Time Visitor, History, Spooky

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places

What's not included:

Hotel pick up and drop off, Food and drink, Gratuities
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you across the street from the Great Dane Brewpub downtown at the corner of King Street and South Webster.

What makes this tour special

Join us for a private walking ghost tour of Capitol Square and see Madison’s spectral-rich history come to life as you walk the neighbourhood.

On your private ghost tour, you will:

Your tour begins at the Wisconsin Capitol Building, which went through three iterations before becoming the building which now stands. In 1904, a tragic fire resulted in the death of several workmen, whose presence is still well documented by building employees.
From there, your private guide will take you by one of the city’s most beautiful —and haunted — old theatres, the Majestic, whose spectres are so real that one employee approached the figure to let the man know it was time to go home, only to realise the man was an apparition.

Then, against the backdrop of glittering Lake Monona, see Monona Terrace up close, a summer home and retreat designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who grew up in the state. As you gaze out over the lake, hear stories of the Lake Monona cryptid, Bozho, whose first encounter with unsuspecting canoers took place over 150 years ago.

As you move along the lakefront, see where the Old Madison jail stood, and hear tales of inmates being terrified by a spectre so alarming that they awoke the sheriff and begged for a different cell. Pass a nightclub, whose adjoining business was a funeral home, which left more than a few nightclub workers and band members some fights through the years and finally, your eery tour finishes at the Orpheum Theatre, which happens to be the final resting place for several Madison hauntings.

Your private spectral tour is two hours and just under two miles and is suitable for people of all ages, provided that adults are present with children. 

What you'll see

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).


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