Tour Rules & Tips

Our tips and tour rules will help you make the most of your Arrow Rock Ghost Tour Experience.


  • Do not smoke during the tour.
  • Do not consume alcohol during the tour.
  • Do not stray from the tour group.
  • Do not enter yards or buildings without permission from your tour guides.
  • Do not bring dogs or other pets on the tour. Certified service dogs are welcome.
  • Be respectful of your tour guides and fellow guests.


Arrive a few minutes early to check in at 506 Main Street. The tour will depart promptly at 7:30 p.m. Public restrooms are available two blocks east on the west side of the J. Huston Tavern. You may park anywhere along Main Street.

We’ll keep it real. We’re telling ghost stories collected from locals, presenting paranormal evidence, and sharing true, sometimes disturbing accounts from Arrow Rock’s history. This isn’t a haunted house-style experience; ghoulish creatures won’t be jumping out of the dark to scare the group.

This is a historical and educational tour that focuses on the town’s more tragic episodes. Children older than 5 are welcome, but this tour is designed for adult audiences; aspects of the tour may be frightening or uninteresting for some children. We respect the judgment of parents because they know best if their child will enjoy this tour. If a child becomes disruptive, please take them aside until they are ready to rejoin the tour. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

As the name implies, this is walking tour. We’ll travel about 1 mile during 2 hours over a variety of terrains including paved streets, grassy fields, and gravel trails. No transportation is provided. Guests must be able to walk for that distance and duration. There will be a few opportunities for sitting during the tour.

Wear comfortable shoes. Choose form over fashion and select shoes that are suitable for a variety of terrain and appropriate for the weather of the day.

Bring a camera (or your smartphone) — you may be surprised by what your photos reveal. (In fact, you’ll see photos from previous tours that will give you some big-time chills!) But be respectful of other tour guests by refraining from phone calls and texting during the tour except in the case of an emergency.

Bring a small personal flashlight to use during the tour, or purchase one at check-in. But if you’d prefer not to carry a flashlight, don’t worry — your guides will ilght the way.

Feel free to bring along a K2 meter or any other ghost hunting equipment you own.

These tours will take place regardless of weather unless lightning or other dangerous conditions are expected. In that case, the tour will be canceled and ticketholders can opt to transfer their tickets to another date or request a full refund. We will notify all ticketholders by email if a tour is canceled.

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance and receive a full refund. Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour are not refundable but may be transferred to someone else. That person can let the tour guides know about the transfer when they check in for the tour.

We’ll end the tour where we began, on your hosts’ wraparound porch. You’ll be served cookies and cider, and are welcome to linger to talk about what you experienced during the tour or share your own ghosts stories. The cookies and cider are included in the price of your tour.

We can offer Arrow Rock Ghost Tours for private groups (for a minimum of $250) throughout the year. Private tours must be arranged at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to the availability of the guides. Contact us for more information.

Tour guests who refuse to follow tour rules or disrupt the experience for other ticketholders will be asked to leave the tour. They will not be eligible for a refund.