Haunted History Tours at Lincoln Park Zoo

Haunted History Tours at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Lincoln Park Zoo, The Patio at Cafe Brauer

2021 North Stockton Drive

Chicago, IL 60614

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No Refunds

Spine-tingling tours at Lincoln Park Zoo provide a walk through a haunting history while enjoying the beautiful zoo grounds of today.

About this event

Join Adam Selzer, author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours, for spine-tingling walkabouts that dig into the zoo’s cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history. These popular tours will sell out quickly, so scare up some tickets for yourself before they disappear!

Choose one of the following tour dates:

  • Tuesdays | October 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • Wednesdays | October 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. | Tours are approximately 75 minutes
  • Ages 16 and older
  • $35 (10% off for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo members: Provide the first three digits of your membership number in the promo code field when buying tickets

About Our Tour Guide: Adam Selzer is the host of Mysterious Chicago tours, and the author of such books as Graceland Cemetery: Chicago Stories, Symbols and Secrets; The Ghosts of Chicago: The Windy City’s Most Famous Haunts; Mysterious Chicago: History at Its Coolest, and H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil. He appears regularly on the History Channel, Travel Channel, and a huge variety of podcasts and radio shows. Look for his ghost tours, cemetery tours, and other historical tours year-round!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this event accessible?

Yes! To learn about accessibility at Lincoln Park Zoo, please visit lpzoo.org/accessibility. To view the accessibility map of Lincoln Park Zoo, click here.

What are the age restrictions for this event?

16+. No one under this age will be permitted into the event. All guests must have a ticket.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

No. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.

I am a member. How can I apply my membership benefits?

Members get 10% off registration for all zoo events. To redeem your member discount:

1. Click “REGISTER NOW” at the top of the website.

2. Click “TICKETS.”

3. In the top-right-hand corner, select “ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE.”

4. Enter the first three digits of your Lincoln Park Zoo membership number.

5. Select “APPLY CODE.”

6. Select the number of tickets you need and proceed to checkout.

Can I transfer my tickets or get a refund? What happens if there is inclement weather?

All Lincoln Park Zoo event tickets are non-refundable. If you are not able to make it to the event, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or family member. All events will be held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!

What items are prohibited at this event?

Lincoln Park Zoo has a strict policy of restricted items for this event. Please make note of the below items that are restricted for this event:


No water bottles, beverage containers, cans, or bottles

No folding chairs

No luggage of any kind

No animals (with the exception of service animals)

No coolers (unless medically required)

No illegal substances

No noisemakers or balloons

No Segways or motorized scooters

No thermal containers

No weapons

No remote-controlled aircrafts or drones

No items deemed dangerous or inappropriate

Alcohol purchased outside the zoo is prohibited, and we ask that you refrain from smoking tobacco and cannabis inside the gates for the health and safety of our animals and visitors. Lincoln Park Zoo’s Code of Conduct can be found online at https://www.lpzoo.org/guest-guidelines-and-code-of-conduct/.