Spirit Tour

Annual Whitewater Spirit Tour


October is the perfect time for spooky, fun adventures!  Enjoy a night of spirit-related stories and unique, behind-the-scenes access to explore haunted sites throughout Whitewater. 

The city of Whitewater is known as “Second Salem” and is also famous for the “Witches of Whitewater” legends. The community has a rich spiritual history and a multitude of stories of witches, ghosts, alleged murders, and occult practices.

Hear the story of the Morris Pratt Institute, Mary Worth and the Winchester Family, serial killer Nellie Horan, the Poison Widow, and other fascinating legends.

Explore some of the most famous haunted sites, that are usually closed to the public, including: 

  • The Water Tower at Starin Park (aka “Witches’ Tower”)
  • Mary Worth’s Crypt at Hillside Cemetery
  • Beyond the chain-link fence at the Oak Grove Cemetery

Many of the haunted sites on the Spirit Tour have been investigated by paranormal groups. U.S. Paranormal Research not only shares their investigative findings of paranormal activities in Whitewater, but also brings their equipment along on the tour just in case there is spiritual activity to witness firsthand!

Postponed to October 15th & 16th, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce and the Spirit Tour committee find it in the best interests of our guests and staff to postpone the Whitewater 2020 Spirit Tour to the following year. However, we are excited to be hosting the event, with continual updates during the year, on October 15th and 16th, 2021. Fate is giving us extra time to work on creative updates to keep the event fresh and frightening. In the meantime, please check out the continuing saga of the Spirit Tour updates on our Facebook page.

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