Tour Details Spring through fall ghost walks

Contact Person:     Jeff Davis
Email Address:
Phone Number:     253 223-0125
Buy Tickets:            Through the this website
                                  beginning June 2024
Tour Dates:              Regularly scheduled tours begin in June and run through Halloween

November Through May Tours are by Appointment Only.  Please call  253 223-0125, or email


About the Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks Tour:

The walking tour takes place in Vancouver, Washington, at the historic Vancouver Barracks. Regularly scheduled tours run July through Halloween 2021, and by special appointment year round.  The Vancouver Barracks was founded in 1849, and members of the United States military served there until 2011.  In those years, thousands of service members, their families, civilians, and prisoners walked its grounds.  In over 150 years, they left their mark on the land and the buildings, leaving behind many memories.  Stories have grown up about the Vancouver Barracks, stories of loneliness, fear and tragedy, all part of the darker aspects of military life.  Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in the stories of the Vancouver Barracks’ past inhabitants.

The Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks tour was designed by local historian and author Jefferson Davis.  Jeff served at the Vancouver Barracks for many years.  Jeff has first-hand experience with both the spooky and ordinary history of the Vancouver Barracks.  Please join him and the other tour guides to learn more about the Vancouver Barracks’ shady past.

 The tour lasts between 1 1/2 to two hours and is about 1 1/2 of a mile long. The tour starts at the west end of the Grant House Restaurant parking lot.  It follows a loop to the western half of the Vancouver Barracks, then back to the Grant House Restaurant.  Along the route, visitors will stop at locations such as the Parade Ground, and outside of several buildings like the O. O. Howard House, Post Hospital, and Ulysses S. Grant House, to learn the haunted history of the Barracks.

 WARNING:  There is NO restroom at the start point, or along the route!! 

Starting Location:

The tour starts in the parking lot opposite the Grant House restaurant. The approximate street address for the parking lot is 1100 East Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661. 

The tour does not start at the Grant House, it ends there.   You will see your tour guide in the parking lot, opposite the Grant House.  

You can download a copy of the tour map by clicking here. It shows the locations of several parking lots at the Vancouver Barracks.

Tour Route Map


Ease of Tour and Words of Warning:

This tour takes place, rain or shine, we do not go inside any buildings, so please dress appropriately. The tour route is about 1 ½ miles in length, over sidewalks and grassy ground, on flat ground as well as slight slopes. It also crosses several streets. Persons with disabilities, or who are a little unsteady, may encounter some difficulty. Because the tour takes place in all weather, everyone should take care when walking on grass and pavement, as well as crossing the street in low light conditions. Adults should accompany youths under the age of 13.

Please limit drinking of any alcoholic beverages before this walk. Because there is no restroom stop on this tour, you may experience some difficulties. Alcohol will also cause problems walking on difficult terrain.  We do not want anyone to trip, fall, or injure themselves in any way. The Vancouver Barracks has enough ghosts, and does not need more.


This tour is not affiliated with the National Park Service.  You cannot buy tickets for this tour at their visitor’s center.  The only way you can buy tickets is live at the tour, or through this website.  If you want to reserve a spot and pay at the tour, please email


How to Register for Your Tour

Tickets for the 2024 Ghost Walk Season will be available in early June.  The links below will take you to the EventSmart website.  EventSmart uses PayPal, which takes all major credit cards.  You can also register on the day of the tour by email, and pay at the beginning of the tour.  Please call 253 223-0125, or email      


Cost:  All ticket prices include event/sales tax
General Tickets:  $20
Senior (60+)  $15.
Veteran  $15.
Youth (15 and younger)  $15.


2024 Ghost Walk Schedule


Friday June 28th 7:00 to 8:30 PM   Sorry, We’re Sold Out, and cannot take walkons tonight!

Saturday June 29th 7:30 to 9:00 PM  This tour starts later than normal because of other events at the Barracks.

Sunday June 30th Noon to 1:30 PM



Saturday July 6th 7:30 to 9:00 PMThis tour starts later than normal because of other events at the Barracks

Sunday July 7th Noon to 1:30 PM



Friday August 16th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saturday August 17th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Sunday August 18th Noon to 1:30 PM



Friday September 13th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saturday September 14th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Sunday September 15th Noon to 1:30 PM


Friday September 27th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saturday September 28th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Sunday September 29th Noon to 1:30 PM



Friday October 4th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saturday October 5th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Sunday October 6th Noon to 1:30 PM


Friday October 11th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saturday October 12th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Sunday October 13th 2:00 to 3:30 PM  This tour starts later than normal because of other events at the Barracks


Friday October 18th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saturday October 19th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Sunday October 20th Noon to 1:30 PM


Friday October 25th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Saturday October 26th 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Sunday October 27th Noon to 1:30 PM


Cancellation and Refund Policy

We do not have a minimum number of guests, so you need not worry about us canceling the tour because of low numbers.    However, if there is an unexpected emergency and we have to cancel a tour, we will notify you by email or text message, please do the same for us.  You can cancel your tickets up to one hour before the tour starts.  Just notify us at:   We are sorry, but if you are a no show at your tour, there is no refund. However, we will happily reschedule you for a later tour.



Click Here to Visit Trip Advisor Reviews of the Spirit Tales Walk


The Columbian Newspaper’s Review of Spirit Tales from the Vancouver Barracks