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Paranormal Books & Curiosities is a unique experience boutique that carries a wide selection of paranormal books and gifts.
621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ   |  
HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT NO NOTICE. Saturday & SUnday 12- 6 pm And by Appointment.
(732) 455-3188
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Asbury Park Ghost Tours

The new Paranormal

For 16 years Paranormal has taken visitors on a tour through Asbury Park’s haunted history.  It has been our pleasure and our honor to do so.  We have met so many friends through the tours, so many who became like family. Our walking tours take 75-90 minutes in length and we ask that you dress comfortably and be prepared to walk about 1/2 mile at a very leisurely pace.

If you prefer, private tours are always an option!

Ghosts & Legends of the Downtown

Explore the secrets of the Jersey Shore with a lantern-led walk through Asbury Park’s historic downtown district. Travel back through history to witness the birth of the city, visit the scene of a ghastly crime and uncover the truth behind some of New Jersey’s most infamous ghosts. All tours feature local legend, history as well as results from Paranormal BC hands-on ghost hunting expeditions.

WE ARE BACK!!!!

 

The Downtown Tour departs from Paranormal Books & Curiosities. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes (groups over 30 may last up to 120 minutes) and is suitable for enthusiasts of all ages. We ask that everyone in your party arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. Guests should be prepared to walk at a leisurely pace, but comfortable shoes are recommended. Still cameras are welcome on the tour, but video and audio recording are strictly prohibited. For those planning large group outings with us, please make certain ALL members of your group make a reservation.

Tickets are

$20 per adult

$15 per child (under 12)

Boardwalk Tours Start at AP Funhouse

Experience the haunted past of this ‘City by the Sea’ with a moonlit stroll along Asbury Park’s historic boardwalk. Encounter true tales of terror aboard a doomed luxury liner, inside a historic theater engulfed by a mysterious fire and in the dark waters which hide many spine-tingling secrets. The Jersey Shore has many dark stories, join us as we visit New Jersey’s ghostly past.

Our tour launches from AP Funhouse on Ocean Ave!. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes (groups over 30 may last up to 90-100 minutes) and is suitable for enthusiasts of all ages. We ask that everyone in your party arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. Guests should be prepared to walk at a leisurely pace and dress in layers, as the Boardwalk becomes very windy in the evening. Still cameras are welcome on the tour, but video and audio recording are strictly prohibited. For those planning large group outings with us, please make certain ALL members of your group make a reservation.

PRIVATE TOUR

Haunted Pub Tour

Scheduled Monthly and privately.  NOT AVAILABLE ON  FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS

from $20.00

This is one haunted walk guaranteed to show you spirits! (The drinkable kind, that is). Take a guided indoor tour through Asbury Park’s dark and deadly past while you relax INSIDE some of the city’s most historic and reportedly haunted locations.

The Haunted Pub Tour departs from Paranormal Books & Curiosities at precisely 7:30pm. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and is restricted to adults 21 and up. We ask that everyone in your party arrive at least 15 minutes before departure and enjoy themselves responsibly while on tour. Anyone displaying disruptive behavior from excessive drinking will be rejected from the tour. Still cameras are welcome on the tour, but video and audio recording are strictly prohibited. For those planning large group outings with us, please make certain ALL members of your group make a reservation. There are no libations included in the price of your ticket!

This is one haunted walk guaranteed to show you spirits! (the drinkable kind, that is). Take a guided indoor tour through Asbury Park’s dark and deadly past while you relax INSIDE some of the city’s most historic and reportedly haunted locations.

The Haunted Pub Tour departs from Casino Building on the Asbury park Boardwalk at 7  pm. We ask that everyone in your party arrive at least 15 minutes before departure and enjoy themselves responsibly while on tour. There are no libations included in the price of your ticket!

* Must be at least 21 to take this tour. Food & beverages not included.

** Anyone displaying disruptive behavior from excessive drinking will be rejected from the tour. Still cameras are welcome on the tour, but video and audio recording are strictly prohibited. For those planning large group outings with us, please make certain ALL members of your group make a reservation. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Walking Tour Cancellation Policy —

Cancellation is permissible with 24 hours notice.

Special Events & Indoor Events —

Due to the nature of our events and the limited space on each, we cannot offer refunds. Tickets for tours and other events are good for the date and time purchased.

FAQs

Are the tours family friendly?

Yes!  AND FRIENDLY DOG FRIENDLY TOO! But please remember that the subject matter is sometimes ghastly and there will be mention of dead bodies and crimes from time to time.  You know your children best!

 

What about weather?

New jersey  is a magical place and generally is blessed with great weather on weekends in the summer.  That being said, our tours are rain or shine and non refundable.  Your ticket is good for the date and time of your tour. Tour cancellations due to inclement weather will be determined exclusively by Provincetown Paranormal.  In other words, unless its gale force winds, we walk the streets in search of the spirtis of the past.

 

How far is it?

The tour is a leisurely paced ¾ mile trek on mostly flat ground.  There is a slight hill and a flight of stairs.  Should you require accommodation because of limitations, please contact us ahead of time and we will work to make it accessible.  However, you should be able to walk at a slower pace and stand for 60 minutes.

What should I bring?

An open mind and maybe some water.  Also, AP in the summer is crowded and our guides will do their best to navigate you through the crowds to open spaces for story telling but you will get an eyeflul of AP’ s amazing community.

YOU DO NOT NEED A PHYSICAL TICKET.  The name you purchased under is your ticket!

What are the rules?

Rule number one on Ghosts & Legends is everyone talks about Ghosts & Legends  Rule Number two  is “have a good time”.  While we do ask that you do not record video or audio of our tour, we encourage you to take pictures!  We want to see what you capture!  We’re not JUST a Haunted History Tour, we are active paranormal researchers as well!

 

Where can I park?

This can be challenging in the Summer so we encourage you to get to town early.  There are several public parking lots, specifically on Bangs Ave & Main Street. Taking public transportation and making a day of it is a great idea too!  Check our recommendations for restaurants, bars and other locations where you might catch a glimpse of the past in a misty form or feel it’s cold embrace.  At the very least you’ll have a delicious bite of food or drink!

Are the stories real?

Yes!  These stories are based on historical research, first hand accounts and personal experiences.  Our founders and guides are AP locals who have spent years invested in the community.

 

Are tips appropriate?

Yes!  Your guides are all locas and love what they do.  Their passion for the town and its community will help make your tour more like a “backstage pass” to AP and we encourage you to shower them with praise and gratuities.  Of course it is not required but it is appreciated!