Here in Jacksonville, we take our history very seriously and we recognize the legacy that the pioneers left for us. We also recognize that some of our pioneers are still with us in the forms of spirits and ghosts. Hear more about these “restless” former residents when Historic Jacksonville offers 1-hour “Haunted History” walking tours 2 times each month from June through September. Costumed tour guides share both history and tales of pioneers whose spirits still dwell in many of our historic buildings. These tours are not your typical ‘ghost tours’ with special effects. They are history tours about real hauntings resulting from past events. The stories—some scary, some benign—come from multiple sources, from people who have experienced these lingering spirits. They are our attempt to recognize and honor these restless souls. Tours are offered the 1st and 3rd weekends of each month with special October tours. All tours feature haunted houses. The 7:00pm Courthouse route shares tales of brothels, epidemics and hangings. The 7:30pm Britt Hill route includes stories of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown.