Glamour, Greed, and Grim Misfortune
Despite Los Angeles’ reputation for sunny beaches and warm weather, don’t be surprised if you feel a chill taking our tour down and around the city’s famed Hollywood Boulevard. Since the 1920s, the Boulevard has been at the center of the film industry, the home to the Oscars and several world-renowned, and haunted theaters.
Take a walk with down Hollywood Boulevard and the surrounding streets to see historical locations like the TCL Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Roosevelt, and The Magic Castle. Learn about several unexplained and downright creepy encounters that have taken place here over these last one hundred years.
Find out where Marilyn Monroe still makes an appearance or two, or how a grisly murder led to the haunting of the world’s most famous theater courtyard. Not everyone who comes to Los Angeles dreaming of fame and riches makes it, and that disappointment has led to many compelling ghost stories that will thrill and frighten you.
Your trip through Hollywood history will help you understand the true cost of fame and fortune, while also making the hair stand up on the back of your neck. And who knows, maybe you’ll see someone famous, even if they are no longer with us.
What draws the supernatural to Los Angeles?
As the second-largest city in the United States, plenty of people have made their way through to the City of Angels and failed to see their dreams come true. In a town that glorifies make-believe, separating reality from the glitzy façade can be extremely difficult. Our tour offers you an uncompromising look at what makes Los Angeles such a haunted location.
Loss and disappointment are common themes in these stories; it’s easy to understand how Los Angeles has become such a hotbed for paranormal activity. Even as big corporate investors are revitalizing the area, remnants of a seedy past, full of failures peek through the cracks, whether through a grand bank building, or an abandoned studio theater, one of the largest ever built in the United States.
Sure, you can read about the ghosts of Hollywood, but experiencing the tragedy and failure that underlies the city of angel’s smiling exterior, in person, and at night will make you feel like you are a part of the city’s strange and ghostly history.
Reserve your tour today and experience the side of Los Angeles that Hollywood does not want you to know about!
The movies are where the magic is made, and the magicians who create the movies all admire real-life magicians. The LA Ghosts tour passes by one of the most revered places for many magicians to visit. It’s a strictly members-only institution where an invitation is as hard to find as a rabbit in a hat.
Originally the exotic-looking château style home of industrialist Rollin B. Lane, the 1909 structure is now The Magic Castle. An exclusive club for magicians and illusionists to show their routines to the most discerning crowd in the world – other magicians.
With so much magic around, it’s a shame they have been unable to protect themselves from being haunted. A ghostly presence backstage has verbally intimidated several performers, causing one heading on to the stage in the late 80s to tear apart the green room looking for the source of the cruel taunts he heard before his show.
The ghost of Rollin B. Lane also still roams the halls, he might know something about another mysterious presence in the basement. The basement is also home to the specter of a young girl. The Magic Castle will share more of its tricks with you on the LA Ghosts Tour.
Many guests on our tour have experienced unexplained events.
We invite you to become one them.
LA Ghosts Tour takes you through 8 or 12 different sites around the Hollywood Boulevard area, each one ratcheting up the tension. Meet your experienced tour guide outside of the El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd, at least 15 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure time. The standard tour takes about an hour and walks you through several landmark locations in the area. If you select the extended tour, you will get another 40 minutes of chilling stories and historical locations!
The LA Ghosts walking tour is a great way to see the amazing sites of Hollywood Boulevard while also getting your fill of the ghostly atmosphere of the city’s most haunted locations. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Los Angeles and seasoned locals alike!
Our Los Angeles Ghost Tour is a family-friendly attraction, and it is suitable for everyone, so bring your kids, friends, or a date! We’ll make sure that you have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night. Keep in mind that tours fill up quickly, so reserve your spot early through our website.Read sightings & stories!
Tours begin outside of the El Capitan Theatre at 6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Tours are held rain or shine. Please note that we do not go inside the buildings, and we do not meet inside. However, you are more than welcome to tour the public locations at your leisure after the tour has ended.
The tour is around 1 hour long, and is 0.9 miles long. If you choose the extended tour, you will get roughly 30 minutes and an additional 0.6 miles after the first tour ends.
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Tickets for our Los Angeles Ghost Tours must be purchased in advance, and can be found right here on our website. We will have your name on a roster, so no need to print anything out! Bring your ID and show up ready to start the tour!
Adult tickets are $19; children under 12 are $12.
The extended tour bears an additional cost per person.
You must attend the tour for the date and time of your purchase. Ghost tours are held rain or shine. Rescheduling may be done upon prior approval, and is subject to a rescheduling fee.
Parking is available at nearby parking garages and lots. Please check your tour time and meeting location in advance so that you may arrive on time. We recommend arriving early to find parking and to ensure that you are not late.
5 Reasons to book your LA Ghosts tour right now!
You want to immerse yourself in the spooky history of Tinsel Town
Soak up some fascinating history on your tour as well as hearing about the deplorable side of the City of Angels. In a town where everyone’s got a story, sticking to the facts takes dedication and perseverance. Our tour is painstakingly researched and based on facts from the history books and recorded first person accounts of hauntings and ghostly sightings.
Los Angeles, like so much of southern California, was initially settled by Spanish Mexico, later absorbed into the United States after the Mexican War. The small city of Los Angeles struggled initially and focused on selling the sunshine of California as a health tonic to the pale, sickly workers of the East Coast (or so they were depicted). The movie industry came later, and really got going with the arrival of Cecil B. DeMille. Weak Unions and plentiful labor with cheap space for studios made it a small rival for the established studios in the North East US.
The 40s and 50s with the Hollywood Red Scare, and the Golden age of the studio system established Hollywood’s reputation and opened the floodgates of people seeking fame and fortune, but the ghosts were already here.
The Hollywood sign even has its own hauntings and spooky stories. In 1930 the sign was still in its original form, reading ‘HOLLYWOODLAND’ it promoted a new housing development. Aspiring actress Peg Entwistle tasted fame, following the time-honored tradition of an ‘and’ career Actress ‘and’ stage bit player, she also went to parties with Hollywood’s royalty hoping to be noticed. The strategy worked, she appeared in one film, Thirteen Women (1932), but then she hit a dead end. Drinking, drugs, and depression ensued, and after one heavy night of drinking, she scaled all 50 feet of the first ‘H’ and plunged to her death.
Since then several sightings by hikers and even motorists have kept the story of Peg Entwistle alive and her spirit haunting the H in Hollywood.
You are looking to get to know the LA story
LA has the movies, but it’s still a city like any other, and even LA felt the effects of the Great Depression. The beautiful Hollywood First National building opened as a mixed-use building as high as was possible at the time, with ‘ultra-modern fixtures’ it was, for a while, a desirable location.
Then disaster struck, the Great Depression affected the owners. The building ran into trouble and became run down with the economic difficulties affecting many of the tenants, this led to one tense showdown where a tenant on the upper floors kidnapped his secretary and threatened her with a gun. The police attempted a daring raid, but it backfired and the gunman was tackled just after he had killed the secretary, and in the struggle he tried to shoot himself, maiming his face.
To this day a mutilated ghost patrols the building, which is perhaps why it remains empty and haunted.
Our tour is full of detailed insights into the lives, loves, and losses of the characters who helped build Hollywood and its storied legend.
You need something to do with the whole family
Hollywood is a family-friendly area today, our tour of LA’s Ghosts continues in this vein. We welcome people of all ages on the tour and offer entertainment and history for everyone. Our stories are scary, but we aim just short of terrifying, leaving most of the gore and guts to the imagination.
Some of the stories we tell are of benevolent hauntings, some might even be downright cute! Ghosts come in as many guises are there are living spirits to create them.
For example, the ghost that hoovers up the popcorn littered rows of The Egyptian Theatre has never been seen, but rumor has it the creature snuffles a lot like a pig, and if you drop your glasses and come face to face with it, you’ll only hear it, and see the seats move as it scurries away, startled. But bear in mind this has been going on for years…
You are looking for a new angle on the same old Hollywood Stories
Everyone knows the one in a million Hollywood stories that end in fame and fortune, with a career on the silver screen being adored by millions. But Hollywood has a different side. A darker side. Some stories don’t have a happy ever after, these are the Hollywood that most people experience, and we proudly present their stories for your entertainment, shock and awe!
Let us tell you about the misdeeds, mishaps, and miscreants that haunt Tinsel Town today and are, in our opinion better stories than most of what you will see at the movies today.
Take for instance the intrepid reporter convinced that the infamous Hollywood Wax Museum® was not haunted despite all the tales and first-hand accounts to the contrary.
He decided to sleep inside the museum one night, with the agreement of the staff. The next morning the staff opened the doors, the journalist was in one piece, but pale and visibly shaken by what he saw. But what did he see?
Well, join the tour and we will tell you everything he saw that night. You won’t find it in any newspaper though, he said he could not explain what he saw, and would not write about it until he could explain it.
You don’t care where today's celebrities live!
The ghost stories on LA Ghosts features the stars of every era of the silver screen. But you won’t see any celebrity houses on our tour. You’ll see the theatres that have seen the grandest openings, the glitziest premiers, and more collective Oscars than Katherine Hepburn (with a lifetime total of four, still the most ever!). What you will see is the struggle, the desire, and the passion that has made this town a mecca for the spirits that just can’t let go and haunt the places they remain attached to.
Hollywood has a special feel, we will reveal a new layer to the story for you, for your family, for your date, even for your next staycation. Everyone on an LA Ghosts tour will learn something new about the ghosts of LA.