Q. When are tours given?

A. Check our Schedule page for currently scheduled tours. Year-round, we have tours running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings as long as we have at least 6 people registered. Tours run every single night during the month of October, with additional tours at staggered start times on the weekends to keep up with the demand of the peak season.  We meet in the bandstand 15 minutes before the tour time to sign waivers and get paid up. We will start promptly at the tour’s start time! Private group tours can also be arranged to fit your schedule.

 

Q. How much is the tour?

A. Tour fees are $15 per adult, $10 for children (12 and under) and does not include gratuities for your guide. Cash only please!  We do this to keep costs down for you.  We haven't raised our tour prices in over 15 years.  We proudly donate a portion of Roswell Ghost Tour’s proceeds to many restoration and preservation projects throughout historic Roswell.  Beer Crawls and Investigative Tours are $40 per person.

 

Q.  It's the day/evening of the tour I am interested in going on.  Is it too late to register?

A.  Nope!  As long as you can get to the meet point in time, no problem.  We oftentimes get reservations in just a few minutes before the tour's start time.  You will then get a confirmation email back with all of the details.  Filling out the reservation form will get you a faster response than calling into our answering service.

 

Q.  Can I just walk up to the meet point at the start of a tour without making a reservation?

A.  Yes!  If you don't make a reservation however, you risk that the tour may have been cancelled due to us not reaching our minimum of 6 tour goers.  Without a reservation, we will not have your information to inform you that a tour has been cancelled.

 

Q. Is the tour ok for children?

A. Our tour is not recommended for very young children. The tour does not hold the interest of very young children/toddlers, so they inevitably become bored and disruptive. Although, the Roswell Ghost tour is a great idea for private birthday parties!  When considering whether or not you should bring your child, please keep in mind that we are not the costumed, “street theater” kind of ghost tour. Our tour is led by paranormal investigators telling of current paranormal phenomena, we do not use dramatics. On the other hand, you can rest assured that nothing jumps out at us, there is nothing done by our tour guides that is intended to startle.  For BEER CRAWL tours, no one under the age of 16 please.  Designated drivers/non-drinkers are welcome on the BEER CRAWLS, but no one under the age of 16.

 

Q. What should I bring with me on the tour?

A. We recommend that you bring a flashlight (the more we have the better, but please refrain from shining at private residences!), umbrella (if necessary), good walking shoes (I promise, it's just a mile from start to finish), insect repellent (if necessary), and an open mind! Also - an empty bladder!  There are no established bathroom breaks along the tour. 

 

Q.  Do you provide hand-held ghost hunting gadgets on your tours?

A.  Remember, we are experienced paranormal investigators that have been speakers across the country for many years on the subject, featured on TV & radio programs, and have participated in hundreds of professional investigations.  On our reputable tour, we aim to properly educate about paranormal theories, proper investigations, types of hauntings, etc.  We understand the novelty that this equipment would provide, but we will never mislead.  We understand that walking along public streets is NOT a controlled environment for ideal investigations to get true readings of energies.  Cell phones, street lights, power lines, etc, will all create false readings on hand-held equipment.  We will never be one of those tours that allows you to believe that every little blip is indicative of a ghost.  You are always welcome to bring your own equipment with you though!  We do schedule occasional investigative tours, where you get the full tour, plus an investigation experience at several of the tour stops where we provide equipment.  

 

Q. Where can I read more about what we saw on the tour?

A. On our Links page there are several useful links about the historic places that we visit on our tour.  THIS photo page may be of interest as well.

 

Q. Are private ghost tours available?

A. Yes!  Please email us at ghosttour@roswellghosttour.com to inquire about the details.  

 

Q. Do we go in any buildings? Do we ride in a hearse, car, or bus?

A. No, we’re outside the entire 2+ hours.  We do not go into any buildings (but we DO go into an old cemetery!) and we’re on foot the entire time.  We pride ourselves on no gimmicks, no fake accents, no costumes, no acting.  The tour is fascinating enough without them!  

 

 Q. How long does the tour last?

A. Plan on 2.5 hours. From start to finish, we cover just one easy mile.  Beer Crawls and Investigative Tours are longer because you get the regular tour, along with the additional time allotted for these special events.

 

Q. What is the tour’s address?

A. If you wish to plug the tour’s address into a GPS system, use this address:  610 Atlanta St, Roswell, GA 30075. This is NOT a mailing address.  There is no mailbox there, this is the address to the Roswell Town Square to help you find the meet-point for the tour. We meet directly across the street from the Roswell Visitor’s Center whose address is 617 Atlanta St.  This is also where the tour ends.  If you would like to mail us something, please email us at ghosttour@roswellghosttour.com and ask for a mailing address.

 

Q. What happens if it rains?

A. We will still run the tour as long as we have at least 6 willing attendees, and will not cancel a tour ourselves unless the conditions are unsafe. We also have a generous rain check policy: If you’d like to start the tour, you have up to an hour to decide if you’d like to continue on or not. If you feel the weather is too uncomfortable to continue on for the entire tour, and if it’s still within the first hour of the tour, simply ask your tour guide for a rain check and you will be given rain check(s) to come at another time of your choosing. If the weather is severe enough to warrant a cancellation on our part, we will contact everyone that made reservations. Please be sure that you provide us with a good contact phone number in your emailed reservation. If you have not heard from us about a cancellation, our guide will be at the square, ready to run the tour.

 

Q. Why do I need to sign a liability waiver?

A. Because we cannot be held responsible for what may occur if you get frightened and go running into oncoming traffic or any other dangerous scenarios caused by your reactions.

 

Q. Can you give any recommendations for good restaurants nearby the tour route?

A. Certainly! We have an area on our Links page with websites to all of our favorite restaurants that are very close by.  Please allow yourself more time than you think you'll need.  We can't tell you how many people call from a restaurant in a panic asking if we can hold the tour for them while they're waiting on their check from the waiter.  Sorry, can't hold up the rest of the tour group.

 

Q. Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, a few tweaks to the tour route can be made to allow for wheelchairs.

 

Q. Why do everything through email?

A. So that we can keep your reservation form emails in an email file if we need to communicate before your tour. They are then deleted after your scheduled tour date has come and gone.

Additionally, emails get to our iPhones and computer immediately, and it’s a quick “copy and paste” to get you your Confirmation Email with all of the details that you need. If you leave a voicemail instead, you are at the mercy of when we’re able to call in to the voice mail service, which may only be a couple of times a day.  Also, particularly during the more popular weeks and months of our peak season, I do lose my voice, and it’s not due to just doing the tours and media interviews, it’s from returning phone calls to answer questions (which are all answered here on the FAQ page).

 

Q. Am I going to see a ghost while on this tour?

A. Unexplainable activity happens frequently on the Roswell Ghost Tour. Of course, we cannot guarantee anything.  No one can. We don’t trust that every little thing that tourgoers tell us is in fact paranormal in nature, but oftentimes, we cannot explain away what people are feeling, seeing, hearing, sensing, taking photos of, etc. We receive many photos from tourgoers, indicating what they feel to be paranormal in nature. We cannot possibly post them all on our website, but have posted a few on our Photos page.  Our Facebook page is a popular place where tour goers post their unexplainable photos as well.

 

Q. I filled out the reservation form, but have not received a confirmation email. OR... I called in my reservation on the aswering service, but I haven’t received a confirmation phone call.

A. Please check your Spam/Junk folders. Most often, when people call or email to say they have not received their Confirmation Email, it can be found there. If you still don’t see it, try sending it to us again. If you called in your reservation but haven’t heard back from us, there was likely a problem in hearing your phone number as it was left. 

 

Q. Can I bring my dog(s) on nights that are not the “Bring Your Leashed Pet Nights?”

A. Unfortunately, no. Years ago, we used to allow them at any time, but had some issues a few times with other tour-goers getting very upset by this. Some were so frightened by even the smallest dogs, they left upon finding out that a dog was going to be with us on the tour. Ghosts? No problem for them, but dogs? Whole other story. This is what prompted us to have a specially designated night, once per month, where everyone on that tour is “in the know” about the fact that dogs MAY be present.

 

Q. Is there a maximum number of people that you allow on the tours?

A. Yes and no. There isn’t an exact number that we stop every tour at, and it also depends on the time of year. October brings in bigger groups, especially on the weekends, as it is with any haunted attraction. We all wear portable microphones, so you should never have issues in hearing us. We WILL indicate tours as full on our schedule by being listed in BLUE, and then add more tours if demand is exceptionally high. If the tour you’re interested in attending is on the online Schedule, and not indicated as full by being listed in BLUE, it is still available.  The sole reason we require reservations is so that we can know ahead of time how many people we're expecting.  

 

Q.  Should I call and ask if you still have availability for a tour before I fill out the reservation form?

A.  No.  A tour will be indicated as full on the website's schedule page  if it is indeed full (by being listed in BLUE, or we will send an additional guide out to split the group up if it's getting too large.

 

Q.  Do you have a different price for designated drivers/non-drinkers on the Beer Crawls?

A. Yes.  $20 for non-drinkers. 

 

Q.  Can we bring our own alcoholic drinks on the tours?

A.  Because we go onto Roswell City Park properties several times throughout the tours, the answer is no.  In March of 2015, the Roswell City Council voted to allow for "carry districts," and designated a Canton Street district stretching from Magnolia Street north to Woodstock Road that also takes in Green Street one block to the east. The change means that patrons can carry up to 16 ounces of purchased alcohol in a paper or plastic cup between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m in those designated areas.  Unfortunately, this does not include the tour route/City Park properties.

 

Q.  What are Investigative Tours?

A.  It's the full ghost tour, plus we spend some time on the grounds of 3 locations to do some paranormal investigating.  Tour attendees are welcome to bring any equipment they have, and we also provide equipment as well.  Any evidence captured is then emailed to attendees afterwards.

 

Q.  What are Beer Crawls?

A.  It's the full ghost tour, plus we stop at Ale Yeah! Craft Beer Market 3 separate times.  During the first 2 stops, you get 3 generous flights of beer, and at the final stop, you get a 12 bottle of your choosing, as well as a souvenir koozie.