King Street and Capitol Square Ghost Walk

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Take a walking tour of Madison’s historic King Street and get a unique perspective on the history of the city. Your expert storyteller will let you in on the ghost stories, urban legends, and paranormal activity that are sprinkled throughout Madison’s past.

This is an outdoor walking tour, so please check the weather before coming and dress accordingly. The tour runs in cold temperatures and light rain. Please wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for walking around outside.


Great Dane Brewpub
Meet the ghosts of The Fess Hotel, built in 1850 as “The Hotel for the Common Man” — is it now the brewery for the common ghost?

Majestic Theatre
Built in 1906, it is the oldest theater in Madison. A strange bodymorphing ghost haunts the balcony while another more playful spirit used to bother the cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Wisconsin State Capitol Building
Ghosts of the 1883 catastrophe roam the 4th floor, but people have also seen mysterious figures in the basement.

BarleyPop Live
Before it was a music venue, it was a funeral parlor. You know what that means…

Madison Municipal Building
In 1873, prisoners screamed about a strange sphere of light roaming through the old jail, thinking it was the spirit of vengeance.

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Hear the stories of Madison’s own lake monster. Plus, the haunted tragedy of Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect behind the Terrace.

The Tempest Oyster Bar
Numerous employees have reported paranormal activity, but what is its strange connection to a UFO cult?

2022 Dates & Times

May 7, 13; July 22; August 20; September 9, 17; October 1, 21, 22

Tours run 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the group, please leave enough time if you're making a reservation afterwards.

Cost & Discounts

$20 per person

Closed Today

Nov. 29, 2022


King Street and South Webster
Madison, WI 53703

Dane County

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Starting point: Meet across the street from the Great Dane Brewpub, downtown Madison at the corner of King Street and South Webster. Look for the office building with the arch!

While there is sometimes street parking, we recommend the Wilson Street Garage which is the closest public parking.

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Sept. 8, 2022, 11:20 a.m.

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