Santa Barbara Walking Ghost Tours

Santa Barbara, United States

Experience hosted by Julie

90 mins, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We do not believe in large packed tours. Our tours will have from 1 to 15 guests. We consider ourselves providers of experiences where you are more than a number.

This experience is a walking ghost tour where you will be professional tour guides and graduates of UCSB, Natalie and Gaby.

You will walk in the footsteps of the locations of both history and mystery in outdoor downtown ghost walking tour in the area of the Presidio District, Chinatown and Japantown in the City of Friendly Ghosts.

We begin at the Old Post Office.

Then we walk through Japantown and Chinatown until we get to the remains of the Presidio of Spanish SB. Then we go to the areas of opium dens, brothels, Chumash builders, and the wild west and roaring 1920's of Santa Barbara. We finish off in the area of historic El Paseo where movie stars once filmed including Judy Garland. It is said they come back to visit their favorite haunts.

Our Ghosts do not come to stay but return for a sentimental holiday. Paranormal activity can happen if our ghosts happen to be vacationing at the same time as our tour guests.

Guests have smelled and seen whispers of the various eras of SB including the Chumash, Spanish, Mexican, and the Wild West United States.

Everyone is having a great time both the living and the dead Santa Barbara visitors. Enjoy this tour with invisible and visible friends!
We do not believe in large packed tours. Our tours will have from 1 to 15 guests. We consider ourselves providers of experiences where you are more than a number.

This experience is a walking ghost tour where you will be professional tour guides and graduates of UCSB, Natalie and Gaby.

You will walk in the footsteps of the locations of both history and mystery in outdoor downtown ghost walking tour in the area of the Pres…

Meet your host, Julie

Host on Airbnb since 2021
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Professor Julie Ann Brown founded Santa Barbara Ghost Tours in September of 2017 after researching the friendly ghosts of Santa Barbara for nine months prior to her business launch.

She has hired two young UCSB grads who are professional guides to do all 7 and 9 PM tours. The 3 and 5 tours are assigned to Julie, the Founder of SBGT.

Julie began collecting ghost stories while attending USC and working on the Queen Mary as a tour guide. She was constantly in trouble for telling ghost stories as the City of Long Beach did not want the QM to be known as a "ghost ship."

She is delighted that should you join us, you will have a professional tour guide walk you amidst the historic Presidio district of Old Santa Barbara to learn about the history and mystery (visiting ghosts) of those who for centuries loved and lived in the area.
Professor Julie Ann Brown founded Santa Barbara Ghost Tours in September of 2017 after researching the friendly ghosts of Santa Barbara for nine months prior to her business launch.

She has hired two young UCSB grads who are professional guides to do all 7 and 9 PM tours. The 3 and 5 tours are assigned to Julie, the Founder of SBGT.

Julie began collecting ghost stories while attending USC and working on the Queen Mary as a tour guide. She was constantly in trouble for tell…
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Where you'll be

You will meet your guests in front of the Old Post Office on Anacapa downtown Santa Barbara. There you will walk around with the visiting happy ghosts in the City of Friendly Ghosts.

Rated 4.43 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Dolores
September 2021
Gabby was tour host and was very personable and knowledgeable about the area. Her tour was entertaining. We’d like to come back to hear more.
Rebecca
August 2021
I was disappointed that the host was not there herself. She has an assistant that was not as experienced and this was not communicated to me. Although she was sweet, I feel that the price exceeded what was provided. I would have preferred a brochure and I would have walked myself. I would not recommend this tour.
Stefan
September 2021
This tour was fantastic! Lots of history and intrigue! Gabi was a fantastic tour guide!
Maren
August 2021
Gaby was great. Beautiful location Got wonderful pics with ghostly orbs!
Lorianna Hafen
August 2021
It was a fun way to see a little bit of unexpected Santa Bárbara history.
Tiffani
August 2021
Fun history of Santa Barbara

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

light jacket

camera device