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: Night In Jail Ghost Hunt & Tour
Paranormal Ghost Hunt
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 opportunity to tour and investigate 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
Explore a former Detroit police precinct & jail featured on the Travel Channel show "Most Terrifying Places"
Small group investigations led by prominent ghost hunting teams
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Group Discount: $5 off tickets per groups of 10 or more. Call 313-757-1283 for group purchases.
Historic 6th Precinct (Front Steps Entrance)
6840 McGraw Street
Detroit, MI 48210
Due to the heartbreaking passing away of building owner Ed Steele, we will not be running this tour anymore.
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, paranormal investigation “ghost hunt” with a local paranormal group, coffee & snacks, Pizza & pop break, photo ops
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 led by our history and true crime loving guides. Investigation led by a local paranormal group.
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.
I ain’t afraid of no ghost. Are you?
Like the idea of our Notorious 313: Haunted 6th Precinct Tour but want to delve deeper into ghosts and the paranormal? Then our Notorious 313: Night In Jail Tour is designed especially for you!
The night starts with a 1.5-hour history tour of the former 6th Precinct featured on the Travel Channel show “Most Terrifying Places.” Known as “The McGraw Station,” the 6th saw its share of murder, mayhem, crooks, corruption, graft, civil unrest, and more throughout its 75-year history in service.
Afterwards, we seek out the spirits – evil and otherwise, which lurk within the walls of this 26,000 square foot former police precinct, jail, and gang squad headquarters. According to dozens of experienced ghost hunters and previous tour attendees, the 6th is home to unexplained phenomena such as touching by unseen entities, flying stones, unattributed whistling noises, temperature changes, etc.
A few attendees even reported being cursed at by hostile entities via voices coming through the spirit boxes. One attendee claimed “someone or something” inverted his Covid mask. He was so freaked out by this incident; he left the mask behind. It’s now on display in one of our many cabinets housing various precinct artifacts.
We’re pleased to again be working with some of the best Paranormal Groups in the region. You may have watched their livestreams, seen them on various popular TV shows, or tuned into their podcasts.
Here’s our 2021 lineup:
Saturday, June 6 – Chicks & Spirits(opens in a new tab)
Saturday, September 11 – Detroit Paranormal Expeditions(opens in a new tab)
Saturday, September 18 – Detroit Paranormal Expeditions(opens in a new tab)
Saturday, September 25 – Underground Paranormal Network(opens in a new tab)
Saturday, October 1 – Underground Paranormal Network(opens in a new tab)
Friday, October 8 – Underground Paranormal Network(opens in a new tab)
Saturday, October 9 – Chicks & Spirits(opens in a new tab)
Friday, October 15 – Paranormal Experiences with Joe Warner
Saturday, October 16 – Detroit Paranormal Expeditions(opens in a new tab)
Friday, October 22 – Underground Paranormal Network(opens in a new tab)
Saturday, October 23 – Detroit Paranormal Expeditions(opens in a new tab)
Friday, October 29 – Paranormal Experiences with Joe Warner
Saturday, October 30 – Underground Paranormal Network(opens in a new tab)
What to expect: An engaging, 1.5-hour history tour with emphasis on precinct police and criminal activity followed by an included pizza & pop break. Three 30-minute guided investigations of three different sections of the building led by the scheduled paranormal team followed by 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.
Do your interests lean more toward true crime history as opposed to ghost hunts? If so, our Notorious 313: Haunted 6th Precinct Tours might be more suitable.
Disclaimer: Notorious 313 tours are for informational and entertainment purposes only. We do not guarantee visits by ghosts or any type of supernatural or paranormal activity.
- Your patronage supports the restoration efforts of tech entrepreneur Ed Steele to return this once beautiful building to its former glory and convert it into a Cloud Computing Data Center.
- 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 ambience, but there will be no gruesome vignettes or people jumping out to scare you. It’s creepy enough! (We can’t account for what the spirits may do though).
- 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-19 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. No admission if coughing or sick.
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