Ghost Tours 2020

Ghost Tours 2020Ghosts aren’t the only ones who seem eternally homebound this year. Many ghost walks, haunted tours, and paranormal explorations are canceled due to the pandemic. But not all. Raise your spirits and wander into the unknown with one of these ghostly excursions around the San Francisco and Santa Cruz Bay Areas and nearby.

Notice: Due to the nature of the pandemic, it is very likely there will be changes, so be sure to double check hours and availability, and follow all health and safety rules when attending any event or visiting any public place.


San Francisco Bay Area

North Bay

Marin County

Ghost Tour: Shipwrecks of Point Reyes Saturday, October 31st, 2020 10am – 5pm (driving and walking tour)

Napa County

Downtown Napa Ghost Tour Thursdays and Saturdays 8pm year-round (walking tour)

Napa City Halloween Ghost Tour for Kids & Big Kids 2020 Select nights in October 2020 (more date information here) (walking tour)

Napa City’s Harlots, Hustlers & Hysteria – Ghosts & Legends of the Red Light District Select Wednesdays including October 7th and 21st 2020 (past event information) (walking tour)

Sonoma County

Haunted Sonoma Downtown Tour Fridays and Wednesdays 8pm year-round (walking tour)



San Francisco County

Haunted San Francisco Ghost Tour: The City After Dark Closed until November 1st 2020, Thursday to Saturday 7pm and 9pm (walking tour)

San Francisco Ghosts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and select Saturdays and Sundays in October 2020, all-week the rest of the year 8pm (walking tour)

San Francisco Ghost Hunt New Virtual Fireside Stories Friday to Saturday September 4th to October 31st 7pm (virtual experience)

Haunted Haight Select nights (walking tour)

Haunted SF Chinatown Tour Open but contact them for ticket purchase and booking details (walking tour)

Alcatraz Day Tour Outdoor only at this point in the phased re-opening, Daily 11am to 3pm (not a ghost tour, but a famous haunted place)(walking tour)


East Bay

Alameda County

USS Hornet Museum open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm (not a ghost tour, but a famous haunted ship) Virtual ghost hunting event Saturday, October 31st 2020 (virtual experience)

Pleasanton Museum on Main Virtual Ghost Walk October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 31st at 7pm (virtual experience)


South Bay

Santa Clara County

Winchester Mystery House choose between two virtual tours and two walking tours including the seasonal evening Hallowe’en Flashlight Tours select nights in October (not a ghost tour, but a famous haunted place)(virtual experience and self-guided walking tour)

Gilroy Historical Society Monthly Walking Tours: Old St. Mary Cemetery Saturday, November 7th 2020 10am to 12pm (history tour not a ghost tour)(walking tour)


Other Regions

Monterey, CA

Ghost Tour of Old Monterey Saturdays 8pm to 10pm (walking tour)

Sacramento, CA

Death’s Inquest Sacramento Ghost Tours 2020 October 23rd, 24th, 30th at 7pm and 8:30pm (virtual experience)


Alternative Manifestations

Social Groups

Missing the company of the paranormal community? Chat with local enthusiasts about haunted locations and experiences in one of these social groups.

Bay Area Ghost Hunters

Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters


Virtual Ghost Tours

The pandemic might be keeping you from some of your favorite haunts, but it’s opened a door to another realm: the World Wide Web! Virtual tours are popping up everywhere, including at some famous ghostly locations around the world. So open a portal and travel to San Diego, Salem, or practically anywhere else in our world. Here are two you can explore today.

RMS Queen Mary Haunted Encounters Part 1

Haunted Places by Google Earth Local Guides


Make Your Own

With a little research, you can find haunted places near you and make your own original ghost tour! Be sure to check ahead to learn if you can enter a property or building or if you will explore from the sidewalk.

Haunted Victorian House for Sale

Haunted Victorian home for saleThe Whispers Estate, an old Victorian house, is for sale in Indiana.  Priced at $130,000, the home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3700 SF, wooden floors, the furniture, a lovely wraparound porch in front, and maybe a ghost or two.

You can read about the listing on the Realtor.com website 714 W Warren St, Mitchell, IN 47446, but don’t expect any open house events. Homes which are reputedly haunted are more likely to attract looky loos than serious home buyers, so for this property, potential home owners will need to be pre-approved and have an appointment to see the old mansion.

Learn more about the paranormal elements at this article on Realtor.com.

Water Fountain Suitable Only For Ghosts

Jim and I had a 2 night getaway to Monterey earlier this month, and found a walled off hot tub, no longer in use. Alongside of it was an equally unused water fountain. Made me think that only the ghosts of nearby Cannery Row might be able to tolerate it.

2018-09-13 Water Fountain fit for ghosts

And in case it is not clear enough:

Water fountain closeup

Santa Clara County Spooky Spots

Did you know that SanJose.com (A City Guide by Boulevards) has a section devoted to the spooky spots around the county?


Individuals who’ve grown up in or around San Jose, CA probably already know most of these creepy corridors and corners, but those who are new to the area might be interested in this little compilation of hauntings and urban legends published on SanJose.com. Whether you’re on the hunt for ghosts or not, each spot has a colorful story that will enlighten you to the history of the valley. So, stir your curiosity and learn about the myths of Hicks Road, the man who haunts a Toys R Us, and the residual energies of spirits in schools.

Extreme Makeover: Haunted House Edition

Jeffrey WandsABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition contacted me last summer, explaining that they wanted to do a haunted house. I had a fun talk with the gal in that office, we chatted for about a half hour and I gave her a bunch of names of folks who might be helpful in that endeavor. One of them is Jeffrey Wands (see blogroll, my list of resources in left sidebar). This last Sunday, that episode aired, and Jeffrey did a fantastic job, and so did the cast.

If you’d like to know more about the show, visit the ABC Extreme Makeovr Home Edition site.  To watch the Haunted Episode, go to the “Watch Online Now” section and select the Ray-Smith Family’s episode. Enjoy!

Just Moved!

We (Haunted Real Estate Blog) have just moved. The new permanent URL will be simply www.HauntedRealEstateBlog.com (instead of www.HauntedRealEstateBlog.Wordpress.com). Several days ago I signed up for hosting at GoDaddy, and my 17 year old whiz kid son has been getting things set up so that this blog could be moved to the new “place” on the web. It’s going to take me a little while to get the look and feel the way I want it and to learn the ins and outs of how to run the blog from the new location. My understanding is that if I host it myself, instead of on the wordpress.com site, I have a little more leeway and ability to add bells and whistles.

Thanks in advance for your patience. Meanwhile, please visit my page at www.HauntedRealEstate.com for other interesting stuff along these lines!

Warm regards from Silicon Valley,

Mary Pope-Handy
Realtor and Collector of Ghost Stories

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