The Eau Claire Dark History Tour

Returning October 2024

$32 adults / Ages 18+

90 minutes

Tour Includes:

  • Real, historic stories of crime, scandal, and the just plain strange
  • Off-trolley exploration and stories, including on an iconic rail bridge
  • A rare and exclusive experience inside (and below) an off-limits cemetery chapel
  • Erie soundtracks, theatrical lighting, and some unexpected twists

Board the trolley as we investigate the seedy under belly of Eau Claire’s backstory, sharing historic and modern tales of crime, scandal, and the just plain bizarre. From Eau Claire’s very first murder to one of its most notorious, from piles of dead horses to detailed news reports of horrors and hauntings, ride along as we explore red light districts, lumber family drama, and some of the oldest grave sites in town. Not only will you exit the trolley to traverse a storied (and haunted?) footbridge, but your ‘final destination’ features an exclusive and highly rare opportunity to enter a nearly century-old cemetery chapel and discover what’s hidden in the depths below. Buy your tickets now, as each offered tour will sell out fast!  Details »

The Dark History Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Two short walks off the trolley traverse paved paths, wood-floor bridges, and grass, so wear layers for warmth on cool nights. One opportunity includes descending and returning up a narrow staircase if you so choose. Much or all of the tour will be after dark. For periods off the trolley, red flashlights are provided, please do not bring your own.

This tour requires passengers be at least 18 years old and to sign a waiver. While the content is creepy and dark in nature, it is ultimately a history and legend tour, not a jump-scare attraction. Factual stories of deeply unfortunate historic events — murders, assaults, and more, including some very recent history — are shared with respect to the circumstances, the victims, and their families. Listener discretion is advised, and anyone with connections to any tragic stories of this community of the past or present day should be warned.

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Returning October 2024