Haunted History Tour

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Visit the Haunted History Tour in downtown St. Marys, GA

Some of St. Marys’ most chilling and historical figures will be out and about again on October 26, 2012, as the St. Marys Downtown Merchants Association reprises its popular Haunted History Tour. This year’s lineup of storytellers includes a couple of past favorites and eight new characters. “People were fascinated by the ‘last man hanged in Camden County,’” said Jolene Haney, President of the Downtown Merchants Association. “So we brought him back, and he’ll be hanging around Oak Grove Cemetery near where the original hanging tree was.”

Joining the infamous hanged man are historical figures like Admiral Cockburn (who burned St. Marys), a Union soldier from the Civil War, and a pirate at the Marshwalk. Stories will be enacted at the Blue Goose, the Clark House, the waterfront pavilion, the Goodbread House, J’s British Pub, and the Riverview Hotel as well.

Melding legends of local spirits with authentic historical events, professional and amateur storytellers will hold court at ten noteworthy locations throughout the Historic District of St. Marys. The “tellers” will be fully costumed in their respective time periods. The tour will begin at 6 pm the St. Marys Welcome Center, 111 Osborne Street, and golf carts will be utilized for those who can’t walk the tour.

Tickets for the tour can be purchased in advance at Once Upon a Bookseller at 207 Osborne Street and at the St. Marys Welcome Center. Advance tickets are $8 and $10 on the day of the event. Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets for just $5 each. For more information, call 912-467-2119. Proceeds from the Haunted History Tour will be used to promote business in Downtown St. Marys.

 

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