Where Past Meets Present

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Spirits in the Night: The Most Horrific Haunted House You’ll Ever Experience!

October 6, 2016

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 7, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 8, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 13, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 15, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 20, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 21, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 22, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 27, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 28, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 29, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 30, 2016 at 12:00am

One event on October 31, 2016 at 12:00am

| $10 - $20
Featured Video Play Icon

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

Experience a new Rock County Historical Society specialty tour in which history, haunting and horror converge in the dark shadows of the majestic Lincoln Tallman House. Discover the mysterious fates of an innocent — but cursed — family in an epic, three-act Victorian-style tragedy.

Note: This is a tour recommended for ages 13 and older. Younger guests allowed ONLY if they are WILLING participants. Enter at your own risk.  There are NO REFUNDS. You must read the full list of  warnings and disclaimers before entering.

Act I

Spirits in the Night starts in the Wilson King Stone House where attendees will check-in and wait before being greeted and the tragic narrative of the unfortunate family will begin to unfold.

Act II

Led across the family cemetery through the front door of the Lincoln-Tallman House, they will be guided through three floors of mystery, uncertainty and surprise that awaits around every corner.


The Spirits experience ends inside the “Spookeasy” located inside the Frances Willard Schoolhouse, where you and your fellow tour goers relive the tour and relax with friends, food and drink. Come visit before or after your scheduled tour to keep the haunts going throughout the night!

Tour Sponsors

JP Cullen | The Tough Job Experts

The Rock County Historical Society is proud to partner with JP Cullen & Sons as our lead sponsor for the Spirits in the Night tour.

Tour & Ticketing Information

  1. Fourteen (14) tour dates are available during the month of October (6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31).
  2. Tours are scheduled in 15-minute time slots per hour, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Six people per tour is the maximum capacity for each time slot.
    1. Note: The 9 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. tour slots are removed to allow breaks for our tour personalities.
  3. Tour tickets are $20/person.
  4. Advance sales are conducted online only.
    1. Use the right-hand column to view available tour dates, times and ticket quantities.
    2. Select your desired tour(s) and ticket quantity.
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the column and click ‘Add to cart.’
    4. Complete your purchase using your credit card or PayPal account.
  5. Walk-in ticketing is subject to availability from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each day at the Wilson King Stone House (450 Mineral Point Avenue).
  6. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY, prior to your scheduled tour to check-in. The Wilson King Stone House opens at 7 p.m. for check-in.
  7. TOURS LEAVE PROMPTLY at the assigned time. Please be punctual as tours will leave without you. No refunds provided.
  8. PARKING is available in the lower level of the Mercy Hospital Campus Garage on Mineral Point Road. (Across from the Stone House)
  9. Please READ BELOW for all tour disclaimers and warnings.

Corporate Tour Packages Available – ($125/each)

Imagine taking members of your business team, valued clients or simply a group of friends on an excited new tour based on the mysterious, imaginary fates of an innocent-but cursed-family in an epic Victorian-style tragedy. A unique experience where you will discover the tangled web surrounding an unfortunate family’s ultimate demise through a truly thrilling experience.

Imagine no more. Now you and your select group can experience the exhilaration of the Rock County Historical Society’s Spirits in the Night on your own private tour!

The Society is now offering you the opportunity to purchase a tour package of six (6) that is guaranteed to be a thrill-a-minute. And at the end of the tour you can relax, bond and have a drink with your party in the adjacent Spookeasy.

Each corporate packages includes:

  • 6 Spirits tour tickets
  • 6 complimentary drink tickets in the Spookeasy
  • 6 Commemorative Spirits posters
  • Private Tour (guaranteed with your guests and a personal tour guide)

Book your tour today. But you must hurry — tours are limited!

Please contact Michael Reuter, Executive Director, for info and scheduling.

Spirits in the Night Tour Merchandise

Spirits in the Night 2016 Tour T-Shirt

Spirits in the Night 2016 Tour T-Shirt

Buy your commemorative Spirits in the Night t-shirt!

ADA Compliant Tours

The Spirits Tour can be viewed via an iPad screen via a GoPro camera. Please ask tour staff for this experience upon arrival or during ticket ordering.

Tour Disclaimers



Share this with your friends!



October 6, 2016
$10 - $20
Event Categories:


Rock County Historical Society
(608) 756-4509 ext. 300


Wilson King Stone House
915 Mineral Point Ave.
Janesville, 53547 United States
+ Google Map
(608) 756-4509

Our Mission


The Rock County Historical Society enriches and engages the communities in Rock County, Wisconsin through preservation and dissemination of the unique history and heritage of our area.

Learn more about RCHS

Upcoming Events

Visit Us

Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center
426 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 756-4509

Charles Tallman Archives
430 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 752-5891

Lincoln Tallman House
440 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 756-4509