Bowling Green's History Walking Tour


UnSeen Bowling Green’s History Walking Tours guide you on an adventure you never knew existed in Bowling Green. The tour will disclose histories, mysteries, scandals, and haunts from our town’s past.

The Fall Tour Schedule for UnSeen Bowling Green’s Walking Tour will offer 3 tours this year.

Downtown Mischief & Murder: This tour will run as the regular season tour but with a twist!  Our traditional downtown tour will take you on an adventure of mischief and murder that you never knew existed in Bowling Green. This year’s tour set includes a few new stories that have never been told. You’ll hear about the most scandalous stories that live in the shadows. The tour will meet outside Starbucks at Stadium View Plaza. Check-in for the tour begins at 6:00-6:30 pm, with the tour beginning at 6:30 pm.

The Murder Mansion Tour is back this year! It will disclose the dark and mysterious history rooted around the infamous Murder Mansion killings. We have teamed up with Bowling Green Daily News Managing Editor and Local Author, Wes Swietek for a peek into his book “The Cemetery Road Murders.” An upgraded tour will be offered on select evenings. The tour will meet at the pavilion in Kereiakes Park , next to Fairview Cemetery (1220 Fairview Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42103). Guests are welcome to park in the parking lot near the basketball courts. Check-in for the tour begins at 6:00-6:30 pm, with the tour beginning at 6:30 pm.

    • Murder Mansion Tour- Meet The Author: This upgraded tour will offer an opportunity to meet the author, Wes Swietek. Guests will get to hear from the author about his research for the book. A Q&A conversation will immediately follow the tour held on the lawn of the infamous Murder Mansion. Wes will also sign copies of the book.

Pauline Tabor’s XXX (21+) returns this year and offers something a little more fun for adults 21 and over only. You’ll hear the tales of the world-famous madam, Pauline Tabor, that will bring a blush to your cheeks as you stroll through downtown Bowling Green and visit a few local bars.  The tour will meet at 6.4.3. Sports Bar at Stadium Park Plaza. Check-in for the tour begins 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm, with the tour beginning at 7:00 pm. Beverages will be included at 2 stops on the tour with an option for self-pay at 1 stop.

Apart from Pauline Tabor’s XXX (21+) tour, Unseen BG considers our tours family-friendly. It is at the discretion of parents whether the tour is appropriate for their children. Tour topics might include ghost stories, the effects of the Civil War, deaths, and lynching. Each tour walks in intervals, covering a little over a mile total in length. Guests may encounter uneven terrain walking the streets of Bowling Green or through Kereiakes Park. There is one staircase ascended on the Downtown Mischief and Murder Tour.

Please follow the ticketing link for further information on available dates for each individual tour as well as pricing!



UnSeen BG tours 2022 fall season will run from September 9th – October 31st.  Tours will be available on select Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

Ticket prices for the tours are as follows: Downtown Mischief & Murder Tour –$22, Murder Mansion Tour- $28,   Murder Mansion Tour- Meet The Authur – $32Pauline Tabor XXX Tour– $45

Guests will also have the option to pre-purchase copies of books featured in the stories for this year’s tour set. The Cemetery Road Murders by Wes Swietek -$26.95, Pauline’s by Pauline Tabor- $44.95

Tickets will be available for purchase after September 1, 2022.  Tour tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Historic RailPark & Train Museum