Murder, mansions, and mystery lie at the heart of Minnesota’s capital. Uncover the origins of St. Paul and the sins it hides.
Take a ride with Twin City Ghosts and explore a past obscured in misery, mayhem, and murder. Discover why it’s home to the most haunted locations in Minnesota.
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With a 2000-year-old history brimming with exciting tales and unrelenting thrills, St. Paul hides a disturbingly dark chronology mired in ghosts and villains that spans centuries before European contact.
St. Paul’s placid veneer, its homely streets, cobblestone avenues, and handsome architecture turns wicked once twilight sets in and the sun goes down. The area attracts the kind of things that make visitors question their sanity. It opens up shadowy avenues only the intrepid are willing to travel — come with us on an adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime experience as we explore the strange alcoves of this haunted region. A region that quite literally has an ancient Indian Burial Mount – a mass grave – at its heart. There are haunted locations in every corner of this hamlet, places where its visitors have been tarnished by past misdeeds and shadowy undertakings, the phantom shockwaves of which can still be felt today.
The area that is St. Paul was once a battle-hardened wasteland. This was a dark, disturbing place in history where nomadic tribes and pre-indigenous groups fought violently for supremacy. Where tribes shed their blood and tears — where sweat and hardship fertilized the fields, when food, grain, trees, and land were commodities worth dying and drawing blood for.
Explore this dark and haunted destination as we unearth those old genocides, and travel down a sinewy road only ghost fans can appreciate. Adventure into a new frontier of dark tourism and learn the terrible truths behind this homespun and iconic place. Truths it protects with all its might. Uncover these secrets on this unique ride as we travel down Summit Avenue and its storybook appearance. Witness one of America’s “Greatest Streets” – and swipe that mask away. Join us as we peer behind the curtain and stare deep into the eyes of some of the human monsters, sinister stories, and bizarre tales that hide behind each building’s elaborate turrets and seemingly idyllic gables.
Centuries before the Dakota Sioux called the area their home, years before traders, trappers, and outlaws roamed this Frontier Town, and eons before mobs of civilized Americans hung criminals on the steps of St, Paul’s City Hall, the region knew unending pain. Be part of that history. Help us give voice to those that demand acknowledgment and you will hear the wails of the forgotten dead.
The Twin Cities ghost tour is a sensory experience that can’t be missed and is an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life — and recall in your nightmares.
Our St. Paul’s Ghost Adventure will take you to the past — we will travel through streets Architecture Digest and other magazines have garnished with high praises. These streets have served as some of the nations’ most picturesque postcards. We will recall stories of iconic authors, prestigious families, and some of this nation’s most trusted and loved individuals and listen closely as they whisper into our ears the truth behind some of history’s biggest fortunes, most legendary starlets, and their harshest misfortunes.
Come with our guides, as we travel through opulent roads, stand under the shadows of gray gothic buildings, and photograph stygian stone gargoyles as an expert narrator evokes stories of torrid romances, of blind avarice ambitions, and of inflamed artists engulfed by madness and creativity.
You will hear, see and experience an emotional rollercoaster, one where we dare to communicate with beings that lay beyond the veil. With haunts brimming with tales, tragedies, and mischief — every one hungry for your attention. Each story is a chance for something to dig its claws in and interact with you.
From the Soap Factory to First Avenue, St Paul is filled with haunts and each stop is an exclusive opportunity to feel the energy of the living who once walked its shadowy streets…and the dead that continue to wander down its abandoned avenues. To feel your skin crawl. To sense the unknown right around the corner.
Journey with us through St. Paul’s haunted history — a past that lurks behind the city’s shining veneer. Book this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and be part of a growing community of investigators of the afterlife, whether first-time hunters or seasoned veterans.
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.
Experience the unexplained. Many of our guests bear witness to the unknown. Become one of them tonight.
* This is a walking tour and we do not enter privately-owned buildings or private property *
Learn the tale of “Nina Clifford” — “the richest woman in the underworld.” A tale that spanned years, and included one of St. Pauls’ biggest brothels and crime dens. Hear the story of how this amazing, ambitious, devilish woman held the city’s most influential men in her palm, and how her ghost still haunts those in power.
Crooks and thieves tell of a hidden, priceless manuscript hidden inside William Butler’s old estate. A fabled book full of secrets, truths, and priceless knowledge. Multiple treasure hunters have gone in, only to come out without their price and their sanity. Hundreds have seen, felt, and heard things in those darkened halls that have taxed their mind – learn all their tales.
Mary conjured something wicked on that plot of land when she tried to commune with her dead husband. Something beyond the pale snuck in, and with it Hell followed suit. All manner of weird phenomena have occurred in Vine Mansion’s premise, hundreds – find out why one woman’s passion and fevered desire to reconnect doomed hundreds.
Connect with the lifeblood of this region and soak up some of the hidden histories of St. Paul. A place where every corner has a story, where every house has a skeleton to hide, where every person has a sin they would rather not shed light on. Our tour is thoroughly researched and based on facts — from history books, recorded accounts of hauntings, and documented ghost sightings.
A study at Princeton University may have proven the existence of ghosts? Researchers at Princeton University have been studying paranormal phenomena in a scientific context for almost 30 years, through a department called “PEAR”. It stands for “Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research”. PEAR is a scientific study of consciousness-related physical phenomena.
“Nearly three decades of intense experimentation leave little doubt that the anomalous physical phenomena appearing in the PEAR studies are valid, and are significantly correlated with such subjective variables as intention, meaning, resonance, and uncertainty… The primary importance of operator intention and emotional resonance with the task at hand, along with the operator-specific structure evident in the data, the absence of traditional learning patterns, and
the lack of explicit space and time dependence clearly predicate that no direct application or minor alteration of existing physical or psychological frameworks will suffice. ”
Human consciousness has an effect on our surroundings — what we think, fear, and believe in resonates and leaves traces. What does this have to do with a ghost tour? Ghost tours create feedback loops. The initial entity grows bolder and gains more energy with each tour group. The more you give it nutrition the more likely it will manifest. The ghost becomes more rambunctious, more willing to take a bite.
Some of us like our stories, like we like our steaks, bloody and rare. Some of us love a good Agatha Christie Mystery, enjoy curling up to a great Stephen King, and wait anxiously for the next installment of our favorite slasher franchise. Some of us need that extra jolt of darkness when it comes to our stories. We are part of a community that enjoys a good scare — that anxiously wants our veins to bulge as our hearts get flooded with adrenaline. We need that kick. We are a vast community and, to us, there’s nothing more scintillating than a good fright on a cold dark windy night.
You Need Something To Do That’s Different – a chilling date night
Life, sooner or later, becomes a bit dull. You feel like you’re just going through the motions, repeating the same routines over and over again. The same restaurant. The same bar. The same movie theater. The same re-hatched superhero movie. Step out of your comfort zone and book something different — something that’s strange, bizarre, ingenious, and exciting. Come with us on a once-in-lifetime trip and see the world from a different POV.
Did you know that bodies release different hormones when we are thrilled or scared? Most of them influence attraction. There’s a reason why scary movies and roller coasters get the blood pumping and give that date night a different stimulant. Join us on this less than romantic tour, yet highly titillating – it’s good for bonding.
You need a tale that inspires — that makes you dream new dreams, and create your own stories. You need lore that helps you look at your hometown in a new light. Come with us as we travel through stories that are anything but tame. Stories that make you appreciate how weird and strange the world really is. Stories that allow you to believe in the impossible, and make you rethink what you know about reality. Stories that question the tangible, and the rules of physics — the rules you hold to be true.
You’ve slugged through all those tours — been up and down Summit Hill and bore witness to some of this nation’s most awe-inspiring buildings. You’ve heard the tales, and the angles, and the motifs. You’ve memorized the style. You’ve been told the difference between Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque. But now, the lights have gone down. The city is painted in moonlight hues and the orange-yellow glare of streetlights, the shadows have grown deeper, the buildings more menacing. Now, you want context, you demand subtext. Come with us as we go beyond what you can see, and what the academics can tell you, and help you experience St. Paul like never before.
Our guides will take you on a wild theme park ride – they will interact, they will question, they will command the group. Are you sick and tired of all those terrible tour guides? The ones that seem to slide by with the bare minimum? Our experienced guides will take you on an experience you will never forget. They are the polar opposite of traditional. Get ready to scream, to laugh, maybe even shed a tear.
You’re a snowbird in for the winter
“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.” —Nick Carraway.
Hemingway’s peculiar friend, the second half of that legendary couple – full of fire, madness, and passion – of Zelda and Scott, the man who wrote some of America’s best novels – full of quotable passages, and memorable scenes – F.Scott Fitzgerald once lived on St. Paul. If you’re a Gatsby fan, new or old – introduced to the writings of the genius by Baz Luhrmann’s and Leonardo DiCaprio – you simply can’t miss this thrilling ghost hunt. Why? F.Scott once called Summit Hill his home. The wordsmith and lyricist penned his first scribble at St. Paul and his house, with its eerie unkempt hanging gardens, soot covered brickwork, and chipped oval openings is full of mysteries and scandals. Get an inside look at the mind of F. Scott as we visit his Victorian retreat and dream of bootleggers, lavish decadent parties, and a green light at the end of a peer.