This is more of an experience than a tour. Four major conductors in the UGRR, dress in character and walk you through the city’s major locations, where, in the 1840s and 50s, was a hotbed of abolitionist sentiment and where thousands of fugitive slaves were spirited in secret to various “stops,” then onto awaiting boats to take them to freedom—less than a mile away in Windsor, Ontario. I’m a native Detroiter and this was my second time on the tour; it was that good! Read more
Notorious 313: Haunted 6th Precinct Tour
Is a malicious spirit imprisoned in the former 6th Precinct and tied to sinister events which occurred inside this building that once served the community for over 75 years? Find out for yourself on this unique and rare opportunity to tour a historic building identified as one the “most terrifying places” by the Travel Channel.
Check out this video(opens in a new tab) for testimonials and a glimpse into this terrifying place!
Discover the fascinating history of this once prominent Detroit police precinct
Tour this former municipal building/jail featured on the Travel Channel's "Most Terrifying Places."
Time provided to explore building on your own. Feel free to bring your ghost hunting equipment
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Update: This tour will be resumed in spring 2021. Please check in later for new dates!
6% booking fee added to online orders. You can avoid the booking fee by purchasing tickets via phone.
Group Discount: $3 off tickets for groups of 10 or more. Call 313-757-1283 for group purchases.
Historic 6th Precinct – Front Steps Entrance
6840 McGraw Street
Detroit, MI 48210
Saturday nights: May 1 – Oct 30
Friday nights: Sep 24 – Oct 29
Sunday nights: Oct 10 – Oct 24
Private group tours can be booked outside these dates and times. Please call 313-757-1283 for availability.
30 people max, divided into small groups
- 18 and over due to adult historical themes.
- Must be able to climb stairs.
- Not fully heated so dress for the weather.
- Covid masks required.
- Signed liability waivers and media/photo releases required of all attendees.
Admission, guided historic tour, coffee & snacks, photo opps
What to bring
Wear closed-toed walking shoes. High heels and sandals are not safe. Due to Covid-19, proper wearing of masks throughout the tour is a requirement.
Staff for tour
6th Precinct Tour is led by our history and true crime loving guides.
Tour tickets are non-refundable. If you’re unable to attend, please feel free to pass on tickets to friends or family.
You can always call us to see if we have anyone on the waiting list. While we don’t guarantee it, we may have someone interested in purchasing your tickets if we’re sold out.
Are you a true crime addict? Interested in Detroit police history? Excited by the thought of exploring old buildings, especially ones that were once abandoned? Are ghosts your thing? Does just thinking about going inside an allegedly haunted building give you the chills? If so, then the Haunted 6th Precinct Tour is for you.
If walls could talk, what stories would this 1930s-era Detroit police precinct have to tell? Lots, that’s for sure!
For over 75 years, the former 6th Precinct, also known as “The McGraw Station,” saw its share of murder, mayhem, corruption, gangsters, graft, civil unrest, and more. From unspeakable crimes to nefarious and/or notorious outlaws, the former 6th has seen it all.
The 6th Precinct offers up much more than fascinating crime history! Dozens of paranormal groups claim sinister spirits lurk within. These groups have witnessed unexplained phenomena such as touching by unseen entities, flying stones, unattributed whistling noises, temperature changes, disembodied voices and footsteps, etc. Who is Billy? Is he a child or demon, and why does he haunt the 6th?
Find out for yourself why experienced paranormal investigators and previous tour attendees have described the 6th Precinct as “haunted, terrifying, the scariest place ever” and home to “entities of evil intent.”
Now, you can tour this former Detroit police precinct and jail that’s been featured in the Horror Behind Bars episode of the popular Travel Channel show “Most Terrifying Places.” View episode here(opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab).
What to expect: An engaging,1.5 hour history tour with emphasis on precinct police and criminal activity plus a few reported accounts of paranormal activity. After the tour, enjoy an included refreshment break and 30 minutes to explore the building on your own. Feel free to download your favorite ghost tracking app or bring your own ghost hunting equipment and see what activity you pick up.
If you’re looking for a more intense paranormal investigation, sign up for the Night In Jail(opens in a new tab) tour.
Disclaimer: Notorious 313 tours are for informational and entertainment purposes only. We do not guarantee visits by ghosts or any type of paranormal or supernatural activity.
- Your patronage supports tech entrepreneur Ed Steele in his efforts give new life to this once beautiful building that was vacated, ransacked by scrappers, and left open to the elements.
- Tours begin promptly at scheduled times. Due to our small staff, we may not be able to accommodate latecomers.
- Free, well-lit street parking is available on the street adjacent and behind the precinct. City Tour Detroit and Historic 6th Precinct Restoration Project are not responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles or contents.
- This is a historic precinct tour, not a haunted house. The facility may be dimly lit for ambiance, but there will be no gruesome vignettes or people jumping out to scare you. It’s creepy enough, already!
- While the building structure is solid, the interior was stripped by scrappers when it was closed in 2005, so don’t expect a finished interior filled with beautiful architectural elements.
- The heating system in this 26,000 square foot building is limited. If it’s cold outside, it will be cold inside. Dress appropriately.
- While we can relay the stories of ghosts and unexplained phenomena, we can’t guarantee the appearance of ghosts or other supernatural entities. They don’t always like to appear on command.
- All attendees will be required to sign liability waivers and media/photo releases before entering the building.
- No admission to those who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs or are unruly.
- No weapons allowed.
- Covid guidelines will be enforced, so please wait in your car until 30 minutes prior to tour start time. Social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced.
Check out what our guests are saying
Nancy was our guide for the See the D tour. We decided to take a visiting out-of-town relative down to Detroit, but realized we didn’t know much about it despite having lived here all of our lives. Nancy was extremely informative and accommodating. Read more
To be honest, I didn’t have the best impression of Detroit before visiting but Pat at City Tour Detroit changed all that! She was a wonderful tour guide that had so much passion and love of Detroit…it was definitely contagious! I learned so much from her — she had great facts about all the locations we visited. 10/10 Read more
My girlfriend and I took a trip to Detroit and reserved The see the D tour. Our guide Nancy did a great job. She covered a wide range of topics and made the city feel very unique. Read more
This was a very fun activity to enjoy downtown Detroit. The stories are interesting and some are quite grim. I think that much of the enjoyment is dependent upon how well the group interacts and plays along with the tour guide. This 2.5 hr tour on foot is very easy to walk. Read more