Where Past Meets Present

Spirits in the Night: The Tallman Crypt
October 2017 | Janesville, WI
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Presenting Sponsor

Prent Thermforming

A NEW Tour … Where Evil Lurks

Dark Rituals, strange disappearances. It’s happening at the mysterious Lincoln-Tallman House this October. All new in 2017, you’ll hear the story … the screams … see the blood. Who will be the next prey? Discover the evil lurking as you’re guided through all three levels of the old mansion. Learn the history of the legend – IF you dare.

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. View disclaimer

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Spirits in the Night 2017 Tour Dates

Tours run every Thursday through Saturday in October.*
Times: 7:30 – 10 p.m. on Thursdays; 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Tours begin every 10 minutes. Total tour time is 20 minutes.
There is a maximum of eight (8) people per tour.
Check-in at the Stone House on the RCHS campus.
* No tours on Oct. 6th: Closed for private Night of the Bite party (see below)!

Presenting Sponsor:

Jeffris Family Foundation
Night of the Bite - Spirits in the Night Launch Party

Kick off tour season with a bloody fun bash! Experience the new Spirits in the Night: The Tallman Crypt tour – open only to party guests on this night. Eat and drink at the historic carriage house, located behind the Lincoln-Tallman House, while enjoying live music by Gary the Band. Each ticket includes light appetizers and one complimentary drink, plus a special meet n’ greet with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer!

Limited number of tickets available. Buy yours early!

Location: RCHS Carriage House, 450 N. Jackson St., Janesville

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Enjoy more "spirits" in our SpookEasy

Stop in whether you take the tour or simply want a fun new spot to relax with friends, food and drink! Now in the newly renovated Carriage House, it’s a perfect place to relive the tour and keep the haunts going throughout the night. See videos of some scares from actual tours! Open 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. on tour nights.

RCHS Member Benefit: Half-Price Beverages on tour nights!

Chill at Oak Hill Cemetery Tours

Gravestones and ghoulish tales await you at Janesville’s largest city of the dead, Oak Hill Cemetery.

Come along on a tour of the cemetery while learning stories of mystery and mayhem — all about people from Rock County’s past. Take this evening stroll through the cemetery while hearing true tales from local expert Sherry Thurner and her team of historians.

Guests are strongly encouraged to dress for the weather as October can be rainy, cold, or both.

Note: This is not a haunted house and is educational in nature.

Dates and time: 5 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the first three weeks of October:

Week 1: October 4, 5, 6
Week 2: October 11, 12, 13
Week 3: October 18, 19, 20

Location: Oak Hill Cemetery, 1725 N. Washington Street, Janesville (view a map)

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Giving Back to the Community

Get a fright and give back to animals in need! A portion of the proceeds from the Spirits in the Night: The Tallman Crypt benefits the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin.

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Spirits in the Night: The Tallman Crypt

Sponsor Spirits in the Night

Learn about Spirits in the Night sponsorship opportunities. Email questions to RCHS Executive Director Mike Reuter or call him at (608) 756-4509, ext. 301.

Thanks to these 2017 Sponsors


DeGarmo Plumbing & Piping Inc.
McCann Floors
Whiskey Ranch


Terrill Remodeling


Marling Lumber Co.


Pelsue Orthodontics


Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
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