Gold Country Ghost Tours

Old Town Auburn Ghost Tour 2019

Ladies and Gents- We humbly welcome you to the Old Town Auburn Ghost Tour! This is a hauntingly fun event for everyone. You will explore Old Town Auburn's rich history and learn of its ghostly haunts. You will meet fascinating people such as the legendary Alma Bell, Rattlesnake Dick, and Big Dip. As you explore our history, you just never know if one of our active ghosts will be lurking around the still haunted businesses of one of California's oldest gold towns.

Our tour accurately shares with you the rich history of Auburn thanks to the hard work of the Placer County Archives and the Placer County Docent Guild. This is a walking tour with 10 different stops throughout Old Town. Tours kick off at 6:30 sharp!

2019 Tour Dates- all tours start at 6:30-pm sharp (ALL DATES ARE SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR):

  • Oct 26th
  • Oct 30th
  • Nov 2nd

What our guests are saying about the tour...

I loved this event! I thought it was well organized and truly entertaining! I was very proud of our town! - Marilee Auburn, Ca


Our family is really into the telling of ghost stories. We love all the TV shows and and looked forward to the Auburn Ghost Tour....our first time! My sister + nephew came from Redding to join us in this adventure. We dressed up in our finest period clothing (we even won prizes!) and joined in the fun. I loved the fact it was interactive. My family + I were drawn into it and became part of the program on several of the stops along the way. Such fun! We also learned some very interesting facts about Auburn's history, which I really appreciate. Being a history buff, I like to know everything I can about a location + time in history. My family moved to Nevada City in 1984. I was born + raised in CA in 1951 (yes, I really am that old!) and I never tire of this state's history. So thank you for putting this event together for families such as us to have the opportunity to dress up and go have some fun! - Lynda, Nevada City, CA


It was great! My husband and I really like the tour, it was fun and a lot to learn about the area. We are from Roseville, so not to far...but still to learn more of what is around is great....and love the town of Auburn so nice...and the people are very friendly also. Keep up the good work and would love to be there next year also for the tour or other events for that matter. I love all the shops too..:) - Betty Lee, Roseville, Ca


This was our first year doing the Auburn Ghost Tour and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The volunteers do a fantastic job of portraying the characters they represent and it's clear they enjoy what they're doing. The detail in the stories they tell are great. We've gone on ghost tours in Grass Valley and Sacramento in past years and the Auburn tour was our favorite! -Pamela Fair Oaks, Ca


Hello! This was my first time attending the Auburn Ghost Tour and I had a great time! I highly recommend it if you are into history and ghosts! The people in the town are very passionate about their history and did a great job putting everything together. Their costumes were awesome! There were a lot of good stories and information, especially the spooky stuff that still goes on. The Courthouse was one of my favorites and is definitely haunted in my opinion! I hope this tradition continues on, as I would definitely go again! -Michelle, Roseville Ca


My Group of 10 had so much fun! We enjoyed all the ghost and guides! Fun event, but don't do it if you have bad knees or feet! We had a wonderful time with all ages in our group! -Johna


I was absolutely wowed by the tour! Love love loved it! -Maggie


We had a great time at the event, our guests from Rocklin did too! The docent had her hands full keeping the group together but she did a great job. Loved that everyone from check-in to docent to actors were in costume. The ghosts were a good variety and all were interesting and just the right amount of history and spooky to hold the interest of all in our group. We were surprised how many people were NOT from Auburn! The word is out so we will be ready to buy tickets again as soon as they go on sale! Hauntingly yours, Sheila Auburn, Ca


Thank you for putting on a good event. I was born and raised in Auburn, CA but my husband came from Needles, CA and never heard the ghost stories around town. Not something to normally discuss especially since we don't go to old town to socialize. Not sense Shanghai Bar closed anyway. Of the 10 stops, there were only 2 or 3 stories I had not heard at one time or another through my life. It was good my husband was able to hear all of them in such a fun way. For such a large gathering, I was amazed at how well organized and orderly it all went. Your group did a wonderful job with this event. The dressing up of all speakers was a good touch, made a person feel they were watching the past. I liked how the Placer High School students also helped. With the crossing of streets and in our group, they also led us and had a final person at the back, ensuring all were safe and accounted for. I even witness our "end couple" talk to a few crossing males, reminding them of their manners. It was refreshing to see polite young adults. Thank you for the good time. -Randy and Kellie Auburn, CA

It was WONDERFUL! Thanks to all who put the tours on and volunteered their time! I had so much fun and am looking forward to coming next year and bringing more of my friends along! BRAVO!

An amazing ghost tour! The volunteers were all fantastic and we had a wonderful time!

Thank you Gold Country Ghosts and all involved with this event. It was an excellent time.

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the event. A fun learning experience. We loved it all, actors, actresses and the merchants. True stories very factual and eyewitnesses telling their own experiences !!!!!!

Thank you for all the hard work. It was so much fun. I learned alot about Auburn, it's history and the characters who lived here. The folks who told us their stories were fantastic. Very well organized. Even the weather was perfect. I hope it will be an ongoing tradition. I'd highly recommend it to any one who missed it this year. Jean- Rocklin, Ca



Tickets go on sale on September 7th at 11:30 am. 75 tickets per night will be sold in person at Re-Find Living (1558 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603) and the remainder will be sold online. Link and further information will be published soon!

There will be 250 tickets available per night on a first come, first served basis. Only 5 tickets per person max. This tour will sell out!

Funds raised will go towards various outstanding local charities which support our local youth and other non-profit organizations within the Auburn community. We hope to see you there!