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Outside Forepaugh's 2nd Mansion, 302 Summit Avenue
Ghost tours are held nightly, rain or shine.
1 hr across 1 mile
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St Paul isn’t usually the first city that comes to mind when we think of haunted locations, but don’t be fooled, this town has got it all! Haunted cemeteries, houses, streets, you name it! Prior to European contact, the Dakota Sioux were the region’s sole residents. French explorers arrived in the region in 1680 and gradually, more European-American settlers arrived, competing for game and other resources with the Native Americans. Today, some of the Natives who were displaced and murdered by European colonizers still remain in the city… St Pauls’ City Hall, founded in 1866, is known for being extremely haunted with several people reporting interacting with the ghosts of unhappy young girls or witnessing the spirit of a hanged murderer lurking in a cloud of chill air.
Summit Avenue is an iconic part of St Paul that boasts stately Victorian homes lined up in a row, earning the title of one of America’s “Greatest Streets”. But despite their perfect, storybook appearance, some of these historic homes are hiding a sinister story or two behind their elaborate turrets and gables.
This famous street holds many secrets, spirits, and untold stories. As you pass by this street, you can feel the energy of each house. Every house has a story and a long history. From the Soap Factory to First Avenue, St Paul is filled with haunts. If you’d like to walk the haunted streets of St Paul and see the city in a truly unique way, book your tour with US Ghost Adventures today — the spirits of St Paul are waiting for you!
Our St Paul Ghost Tour will take you on a journey along St Paul’s historic Summit Avenue to meet a few famous authors and residents of St Paul, hearing about their families, fame, fortunes, and unfortunately plenty of misfortunes.
You will hear stories of romance and love and also affairs and mistrusts. Then there are the guests, or shall we say ghosts, that may have lived in some of these St Paul homes generations ago, who chose to remain with the house instead of traversing to the other side. We may never understand these spirits’ reluctance to leave, but they are here to tell their story. Some people on this tour may feel a sense of their presence and others may not. Will you be the one they choose to communicate with from beyond the veil?
Regardless of whether they choose to interact with you or not, we’ll weave together their tragic stories and take you on a journey through St Paul’s haunted history—a not-so-distant past that lurks behind the city’s shining veneer.
This idyllic Victorian-style home on Summit Avenue was peacefully inhabited by Joseph Forepaugh and his family until a sordid affair between Joseph and their Irish maid, Molly, fractured the family unit. Tragedy struck when Joseph chose his wife over Molly, causing Molly to hang herself in the home and later, Joseph committed suicide in the woods. Not surprisingly, the mansion is haunted by both Joseph and Molly, with their spirits frequently being spotted throughout the home—Molly residing in the top floors and Joseph staying near the basement.
While there have been several owners of the Griggs home over the years, none have stayed long thanks to the strong paranormal presence within the house. One of the most primary ghosts in the house is a maid who worked in the house at the turn of the 20th century whose ghost has been seen like a white mist all over the mansion. The mansion’s besetting caretaker and gardener haunts the library in the home. His ghost has been seen and felt in this room, and people have heard the rustling of papers when no one was there.
Built in 1910 as a memorial to Sam S. Shubert by his brothers who were leaders in the entertainment business, this elegant theater acquired its current name, The Fitzgerald Theater, in 1994 in honor of the famous author who, at one time, called Minnesota his home.
When the building was being renovated in 1985, there was a false ceiling that was removed and unexplained happenings began. Plaster fell from the ceiling, revealing a shadowy man walking along the catwalk, and tools vanished and reappeared in different places. There is another visitor to the theater from times past and the staff says her voice fills the auditorium with song.
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