Our ghost haunting adventure in “The Wickedest Town in the West” is one of our two most popular tours. Jerome, a ghost town of 45 inhabitants for many years, attracts those seeking spirits from the past. Relive legends and tales of several spirits who linger in this eerie ghost town. During your Jerome Haunted Tour stop by the Haunted Hamburger for a tasty lunch, or if you’re lucky enough to be in town around October, try one of the many “Ghost Walks” where you can see spooky re-enactments of times gone by. Check out the Jerome Historical Society for tickets, events and other interesting information during your jerome haunted tour. You will also find wine tasting, art galleries and interesting bars and restaurants during your exploration of this interesting hillside town during your jerome haunted tour.
These tours including jerome haunted tour originate in Prescott, where you’ll meet our knowledgeable and courteous driver ready to whisk you away on a Northern Arizona Adventure.
On the eastern slope of Cleopatra Hill, under a big white J, is the mining town of Jerome with its sloped rooftops; winding, cobblestone streets; and reminders of its heyday as a mining town. It’s no surprise that the entire city is designated a historic landmark.
It is certainly a must-see during your jerome haunted tour for any lover of frontier and/or mining history. It is just minutes from Cottonwood and Clarkdale, Arizona.
Jerome began to earn its identity as a billion-dollar copper town in the 1880s when the first miners dug for Jerome’s rich ore deposits.
In fact, the town is named after Eugene Jerome, a New York lawyer who financed the United Verde Copper Company but who never laid eyes on his namesake.
Today, Jerome is a thriving, year-round artist colony with a population close to 500. The town includes several dozen fine galleries, restaurants, artist cooperatives and one of a kind gift shops – from raku and jewelry to kaleidoscopes.
Every first Saturday of the month Jerome’s galleries participate in the Jerome Art Walk.
Jerome also has carriage rides and lodging, including bed and breakfasts, some of which are said to be haunted.
Jerome was founded in the 19th century on Cleopatra Hill in the Verde Valley. Due to the rich copper ore in the area and mining activity, the town boasted a population of 10,000 people in the 1920’s. Today Jerome has a local population of just 444, and it’s hillside charm and history attract thousands of visitors every year.