Fri Oct 14, 8:30 PM - Sat Oct 15, 4:00 AM
1865 Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67203

Community: Wichita


The Haunted Cowtown Museum has a haunted reputation like no other.

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The Haunted Cowtown Museum has a haunted reputation like no other.

As night draws in, and the street lights come on, your senses will tell you that it’s time to go “home”.

Take a wrong turn and you will find yourself facing on of the many extremely haunted buildings.

You’ll feel them watching you.

Are you ready to walk these haunted streets?

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Location History

As you walk the streets at the Old Cowtown Museum you can imagine the clomp of boots on the wood walkways, the whinny of horses as they make their way through town, and the conversations drifting out the doors of Fritz Snitzler’s Saloon.

As late as the mid-1880s you might have also heard gunfire at night along with the noise from bordellos and gambling houses.

When you spend the night here with Ghost Hunts USA, you’re likely to hear more than your imagination.

Along the banks of the Arkansas River, the 54 buildings of the Old Cowtown Museum reflect life in Kansas in the late 1860s and 1870s.

Twenty-seven of these buildings are original and have been relocated to the grounds from Wichita and other sites in Kansas to recreate the history and experience of the old frontier.

There is so much history in this town that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here some tidbits about a few of our favorite buildings:

The Murdock House was among the most stylish residences of the day in Wichita and was home to Colonel Marshall M. Murdock, founder of the Wichita City Eagle newspaper. Mrs. Victoria Murdock carried out the role of a proper Victorian wife and mother. Unfortunately, only four of their eight children lived to adulthood.

Tommy Murdock died August 22, 1865 of Spinal Meningitis. Aged 4 month.

Jessie Murdock died October 23, 1867. Aged 4 years and 4 months.

Marshall Murdock, Jr died in April 1870. Aged less than one year.

Love’n Tangle Murdock* died on February 25, 1883 of spinal meningitis. Aged 8 years.

*named after a flower, Love ’n Tangle’s obituary states “the week preceding her demise was one of terrible suffering.” Love ‘n Tangle’s funeral service was held in the Murdock House.

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