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Paranormal Tours

Built in 1904, this former jail housed some of the worst inmates from Scott County. With a history that includes the unsolved murder of a sheriff, lynching of inmates, and numerous men and women housed within its cells, the walls of the Historic Scott County Jail have a storied history to tell. Paranormal enthusiasts are welcome to tour this facility in an attempt to make contact with its reported resident spirits.

Public Ghost Hunts:
We welcome paranormal investigators, of all skill levels, ages 18+, to participate in our public ghost hunts.

 

  • Limited to only 10 participants, the public ghost hunts will allow you to investigate in a relaxed and personal setting.

  • Experienced paranormal investigators will provide a tour of the jail, along with an overview of paranormal investigation techniques.

  • After the group investigation, you will be allowed to investigate on your own, with the professional investigators staying onsite to provide assistance.

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*Accessibility: For wheelchairs and scooters, the second and third floors of the Historic Scott County Jail are not accessible. These floors are accessed by a staircase that we consider moderately strenuous. Assistance and service dogs, are the only animals that are allowed to enter the historic structure.
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Further inquiries can be submitted to History, Highways, and Haunts, LLC via email (historyhighwayshaunts@gmail.com)

*Accessibility: For wheelchairs and scooters, the second and third floors of the Historic Scott County Jail are not accessible. These floors are accessed by a staircase that we consider moderately strenuous. Assistance and service dogs, are the only animals that are allowed to enter the historic structure.

Private Paranormal Investigations:
Professional paranormal investigators, ages 18+, are welcome to book a private paranormal investigation at the Historic Scott County Jail.

 

  • Your group will have access to all 3 levels of the jail from 8:30pm to 3:00am, a tour of the jail will begin at 8:30pm.

  • The jail is equipped with electricity, heat and AC, and restroom facilities.

  • Cost: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights - $375 per team (includes sales tax). Price is for up to 8 people. For more than 8 people, it will be an additional $20/person for up to 10 people max.
    Non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at time of booking. Final balance is due in CASH upon your arrival. 

  • Please make sure the date you choose is at least 1 week from the current date. (For example, if today is the 1st, do not book anything earlier than the 7th.)

  • For investigation rules, please see the Paranormal Tour FAQs listed below.

Paranormal Tour FAQ

Can my team have more than 8 people on the investigation?


Yes, but each additional person over the 8, will be charged $20 per person. There is a 10 person maximum.




Will a Historic Scott County Jail representative be on site during our investigation?


Yes. Due to the fact that the jail is also serving as a functional museum, a representative will be onsite during the night. However, the representative will be in a closed office space and will in no way interfere with your investigation.




What is prohibited?


Drug, alcohol, fireworks, beer, wine, tasers, or weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited.




Are Ouija Boards allowed?


No. During the investigation, Ouija Boards, open flames, seances, conjuring, sage burning or cleansing are NOT allowed.




Can investigators sleep overnight in the jail?


At this time, the jail is not equipped for overnight accommodations. Should you need recommendations, please message us for information.




Is there electricity in the jail?


Yes, the jail has electrical outlets throughout which you are free to use.




Can I cancel my investigation?


Yes, but please note that the $100 deposit is non-refundable.




Do you book more than one investigation during the night?


No, once you reserve a date for your team, the jail is reserved solely for your team from 8:30pm -3:00am the following day.




Is smoking allowed?


No. The Historic Scott County Jail is a strict no smoking and no vaping facility. A smoking area, approximately 50 yards away from the building, will be pointed to you once you arrive.




How should we dress?


The Historic Scott County Jail is a climate controlled facility with heat and AC. However, we strongly recommend closed toe shoes; no flip flops or sandals.




Is the 2nd and 3rd floor handicapped accessible?


No. The 2nd and 3rd floors are only accessible via a stairway, which is considered moderately strenuous.




Is there an age restriction on investigators?


Yes. All investigators must be at least 18 years of age. On select dates during the year, we will hold Junior Investigations for those 18 years of age or young (please see the calendar).




Will we have to fill out a waiver?


Yes. All investigators must fill out a waiver/acknowledgment form in the presence of the onsite representative.




Is there parking?


Yes. The Historic Scott County Jail has a dedicated parking lot.




When should we arrive?


You will have access to the jail at 8:30pm EST on your scheduled date.