Haunted Atchison Trolley
Most Haunted Atchison events have been canceled for 2020, and the details in black below do not apply this year. The exceptions include self guided tours of the Sallie House, which are available Sunday to Thursday by appointment for $18/person and overnight stays which cost $125-150/night with a two person minimum. Details and Reservations
It is also possible to book an overnight stay at the McInteer Villa for $300-400 for up to 10 people. Details
Stating October 16, there will be self guided, socially distanced walking or driving Halloween Sprit Tours, which will include many decorated homes and businesses. Haunted Atchison Mystery Tours will be October 16 & 17, when for $75 you visit the McInteer Villa, Sallie House, walking tour of Mt. Vernon Cemetery, and a history and mystery walking tour. Details
Atchison, Kansas was named the "Most Haunted Town in Kansas" in the 1997 book Haunted Kansas: Ghost Stories and Other Eerie Tales. For many years Haunted Atchison Trolley Tours have been offered by the Chamber of Commerce in September and October.
The tours are so popular that motor coach tours supplement the trolley and they are still unable to to handle the demand. At peak weekends, they run additional tours on full sized coaches. This year the Haunted Coach tours are October 5, 12, 19 & 26.
The 1 hour ghost tours are offered Saturday evenings in September. Additional evenings are added through October and there are some tours in early November. The tours leave the Visitor Information Center in the 1880 AT&SF freight depot at 200 S. 10th Street. In recent years, there are even a handful of Summer Haunted Trolley Tours.
This reporter first took the Haunted Trolley Tour in 2004. The tour was fun, but would have been more effective if the guides provided all the commentary instead of the slightly cheesy tape recording.
The Haunted Trolley Tour changes from year to year and different locations are visited. A tour guide said they could do three days of tours with different haunted locations in Atchison.
We have done this tour twice in more recent years, but no one reported seeing a ghost during either tour. While the guides describe some of their own experiences with Atchison's many haunted locations, they didn't say that there were ghost sightings on previous trolley tours.
Haunted Atchison keeps getting bigger every year. Other Haunted Atchison activities in 2019 include a weekend ghost hunt, spirit communications, history & mystery guided walking tour, private home visits (including the famous Sallie House), on site investigations, paranormal investigation, murder mystery dinners, a witches weekend, and a haunted cemetery walking tour. Advance tickets are required.
The trolley tours sell out early, so contact the Atchison Chamber tours as early as possible at (800) 234-1854, or email email@example.com. Tickets are $13 (+$1 fee) for all ages.
The fall events in Atchison go on and on. Visit the Atchison Chamber of Commerce web site for details and to purchase tickets.
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