Quad City Haunts & History Tours

Gangsters, ghosts, and graves

Step into the past with QC Haunts & History Tours. You'll discover that dead folks do tell tales as we explore the streets and haunts of Rock Island. History will come to life during the time of gangsters and speakeasies when Rock Island, Ill., was vice lord John Looney's town and prohibition didn't matter.


QC Haunts & History currently has the ONLY ghost tours in the Illinois Quad Cities! 

#1 - HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR

Join local author Minda Powers-Douglas on a walking tour of beautiful Chippiannock Cemetery, where you'll take in some history, learn about gravestone symbolism, and hear stories about the local heroes, villains, known and unknown. Chippiannock is filled with beautiful monuments you won't find anywhere else. Come see the first official cemetery in the area. You don't want to miss it!


Note: Meet inside front gate. Cemetery is on a hill; be prepared for uphill and downhill walking.

Tour length: 1.5 hours (approx.)

Ages: 10 and up

Cost per person: $15


Scroll down for tour dates and times. Private tours available.


If you're interested in cemeteries, be sure to visit www.TheCemeteryClub.com and join the Facebook group.


Pay now or with cash (and soon cards) on the night of at meet-up.

#2 - HAUNTED ROCK ISLAND TOUR

Take a walk to some of the haunted locations in the College District of Rock Island! You’ll hear about Apollonia, the protective ghost of House on the Hill and the many collegiate spirits of Augustana College. Hear about the Phantom Hearse and the haunted house of 43rd Street. You'll see places where the Broadway Paranormal Society has investigated and learn about their findings. 


Note: Meet outside Cool Beanz on 14th Avenue and 30th Street. This tour is on a steep hill; be prepared for uphill and downhill walking. Rides uphill can be arranged – we don't want anyone to miss out!

  

Tour length: 1.5 hours (approx.)

Ages: 10 and up

Cost per person: $15


Scroll down for tour dates and times. Private tours available.

#3 - GANGSTERS & GHOSTS TOUR - DOWNTOWN

If you think all the big-time gangsters of Illinois were in Chicago, then you haven't heard about John Looney – a man even the notorious Al Capone thought was scary! In the early 1900s, Looney ruled an empire of booze, bribery, extortion, gambling, and prostitution ... and he was responsible for at least six murders. See Looney's old haunts and some actual haunts along the way – including the old YMCA building where paranormal activity is the norm. 


Note: Meet at 2nd Avenue and 19th Street (near El Patron restaurant)

Tour length: 1.5 hours (approx.)

Ages: 10 and up

Cost per person: $15


Scroll down for tour dates and times. Private tours available.


Pay now or with cash (and soon cards) on the night of at meet-up.

FAQ

What if it rains?

Tours run rain or (moon)shine if the rain is light and manageable. If weather is severe, call 309-781-7083.

How long are tours?

Each one is approximately 1.5 hours.

Are these the only tour times?

Pending demand, more tours may be added. Private tours are also welcome. Please note that all tour times and dates are subject to change without notice.

Tour Calendar

Upcoming Dates

#1 - Chippiannock Cemetery


Meet at cemetery at 2901 - 12th St.

 Park inside gates. Street parking also available.


  • Friday, Oct. 11, 4pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 2pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 2pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 3, 2pm


Note: Private cemetery tours may be scheduled for 4pm start at latest.


#2 - Haunted Rock Island


Meet outside Cool Beanz at intersection of 30th St. and 13th Ave.

Please park on street.


  • Friday, Oct. 11, 6:30pm
  • Friday, Oct. 18, 6:30pm
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:30pm - HALLOWEEN! (tickets via email only for this tour qchaunts@gmail.com)     

                        - Veterans email qchaunts@gmail.com for FREE admission

  • Friday, Nov. 1, 6:30pm
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 6:30pm


#3 - Gangsters & Ghosts


Meet at 18th St. and 2nd Ave. in the District of Rock Island, near El Patron. Park on street.


  • Sunday, Oct. 13, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 6:30pm
  • Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 6:30pm
  • Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30pm - HALLOWEEN!    

                        - Veterans email qchaunts@gmail.com for FREE admission

  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:30pm
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 4pm
  • Monday, Nov. 11, 6:30pm - VETERANS DAY 

                       - Veterans email qchaunts@gmail.com for FREE admission



Tour times and dates are subject to change at any time. If there is a change to the meeting location, etc., your guide will contact you ASAP.    


Private Tours Available

If you'd like to book a private tour for your group or schedule a tour for a time not listed, contact us at qchaunts@gmail.com or text/call (309) 781-7083.

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QC Haunts and History

(309) 781-7083 (text or call) qchaunts@gmail.com