Discover Ventura’s Ghost nocTOURnalS this Fall!


Contact: Gina Reyes, 805.658.4728
Richard Newsham, 658.4706
Images Available

Memorable experts lead you on haunting adventures on foot or by bus through the heart of Ventura. Register in advance for all tours: 658-4726 or by eRecreation at

Ghost Hunting Class - Young amateur sleuths, meet on the front steps with camera, flashlight and recording devices for a workshop and ghost hunt after hours at City Hall with expert Richard Senate! For children 8-14 years of age.
21222  Sa   7-9 pm   10/4   $20

Ghost Hunt: Olivas Adobe - Meet at this historic site with camera, flashlight and recording devices to document a possible encounter with one of the adobe’s phantoms with expert Richard Senate. $25
21223   F   7-8:30 pm   10/17
21224   F   9-10:30 pm   10/17
21225   Su 7-8:30 pm 10/19
21226   Su 9-10:30 pm 10/19
21227   Th 7-8:30 pm 10/30
21228   Th 9-10:30 pm 10/30
21229   F   8-9:30 pm   10/31

Ghosts and Ghouls Tour - Meet at City Hall’s front steps for ghost hunter Richard Senate’s popular after-hours exploration of the historic site’s mysteries and psychic events and possible encounter with the phantom “Lady in Red.” $20
21234   Sa   8-10 pm   10/18
21235   Sa   8-10 pm   11/8

Gallery of Ghosts - For one week only historic City Hall becomes a spooky after hours “Night Gallery” full of ghost stories as told by ghoul director Glenda Jackson and her spooky minions. Hour-long tours leave every half hour from 7 to 8:30 pm and may be too intense for young children.
F/Sa/Su   10/24-26   $15

Ghost Stories & Tales at the Olivas Adobe - Dress warmly for night air and chilly tales, legends, folklore and ghost stories from centuries past as told by master performer Richard Senate in the adobe’s courtyard. $20
21242   M   8-10 pm   10/27

Haunted Ventura - Take along your flashlight, camera, warm coat and comfortable shoes for Richard Senate’s “side street tour” of chiller downtown sites of ghost sightings, starting from City Hall’s front steps.
21291   Tu   8-10 pm   10/28   $20

Ghosts of Cemetery Park - Grab your walking shoes, warm coat and flashlight for Richard Senate’s tales and tour of our former cemetery, its below ground residents and ghost sightings.
21295   W   8-9:30 pm   10/29   $20

Special Olivas Ghost Hunt & Séance - A séance to contact lively spirits around midnight follows Richard Senate’s ghost walk through this home full of paranormal sightings in almost every room. Adults. $40
21338   F   10:30 pm-12:30 am   10/31

Ghost Bus Tour - Dress warmly and don’t forget your camera and flashlight for a chilly ride past haunted hotels, by-ways and spooky sites from the ghost bus stop at City Hall’s front steps with Richard Senate.
21339  Sa   8-10:30 pm   11/1   $25

Day of the Dead in Cemetery Park - Meet at the park for a cemetery tour and tales of the departed from our maestro of mysteries Richard Senate.
21342   Su   8-9:30 pm   11/2   $20

The Ghost of Perry Mason - Solve a mystery or two and explore Erle Stanley Gardner’s world and the places he used in the creation of his lawyer hero Perry Mason. Meet at City Hall’s front steps.
21344   Sa   2-4 pm   11/22   $15

History & Mysteries of City Hall - Meet at the front steps and join your guide Paul Vaksvik on a tour of the 1912 Old Courthouse saved from the wrecking ball and preserved today as City Hall--full of ghost sightings, lima bean images and a phantom judge haunting its marble halls.
21345   Sa   7-9 pm   12/6   $15
21346 Sa 7-9 pm 1/17

This release is available on the City of Ventura website  ###