Duluth’s Dark History Bus Tour
True Stories, Tragedies, Murders, Gunfights and Local Haunting Legends

Shining the Light on Duluth’s Dark Side

The Dark History Bus Tour focuses on not-so-rosy stories from Duluth’s dark past – stories of the strange but totally based in factual events from Duluth’s rich history. Our Team has done the research to discover and curate a variety of Duluth’s lesser-known mysteries… some of the classics… and even some of the reported hauntings that folks around town don’t necessarily like to talk about. You’ll delve into these dark stories and stop to explore a historic downtown building with a dark history and a bright future.

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Season Four Begins This October!

After three years of dark storytelling, we’ve compiled a set of tales that represent fan favorites from previous years and the stories that our guides love to tell. We’ve picked the best – and the darkest – from the past three years and we’re excited to showcase them during Season Four of The Dark History Bus Tour. Happy October folks!

Dark History Bus Tour Details:

Price > $39 per person – NO ADDED TAXES OR FEES
Duration > Approximately 2 hours
Tour Availability > October – see the tour calendar for specific dates
Meeting Location > Pickup and drop-off at The Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth
Tour Times > Begins at 7:00PM and returns at approximately 9:00PM
All Inclusive > Transportation, complimentary snacks and bottled water included with the tour
Special Bonus > Complimentary 10-oz beer sample at Blacklist Brewing Company (valid photo ID required for sample, non-alcoholic options available)
Please Note > There is some brief walking as we may stop (weather permitting) at one or more sites along the route, there are also some stairs to walk at Blacklist Brewing Company
Maximum Participants > 14 people (call for larger group options)
Minimum Age > 13 years of age or older – children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian
Tipping > Tips are not included, please consider tipping your guide

Dark History Bus Tour Highlights:

The Dark History Bus Tour follows a circuitous route through Duluth and delves into the history behind some of Duluth’s darkest stories. Your guides will shine the light on stories that may have otherwise been long forgotten – tales like Madame Gain and Duluth’s Red Light District, The Strange Disappearance of Florence Hector, and The Temple Opera Haunting – along with other local ghost stories, mysteries, and legends that linger even today. You’ll make a stop at Blacklist Artisan Ales towards the end of this year’s tour and sip a dark beer while you and your guides explore the dark history associated with their new location in Downtown Duluth. Duluth has a rich history and we’re excited to show you a side of Duluth that you won’t see anywhere else!

*Note: This isn’t a hokey, haunted-house tour with folks dressed up like goblins and ghouls. Duluth’s dark history is grim enough on its own!

Still have questions? Visit our History Walking Tour FAQ Page or email us for more information.

What Our Guests Are Saying:

"Great tour guides - very friendly and knowledgeable. The way they told the stories was awesome!"
"Great tour guides - very friendly and knowledgeable. The way they told the stories was awesome!"

Fully Customized & Private Bus Tours Available

Are you looking for something a bit different from our regularly scheduled tour? Something more customized to your group needs? Not a problem! We’ll work with you to develop a tour package that will create memories to last a lifetime! Click on over to our Private Group Page and fill out our Inquiry Form. If you prefer, you can send us an email or speak to a representative of The Duluth Experience at: (218) 464-6337.

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