Welcome back to #TravelTuesday, a summer series on Spooky Little Halloween where we put a spooky twist on this popular hashtag and travel to haunted destinations across the globe.
This week, Mr. and Mrs. Halloween take us on a trip to their old stomping grounds in Atlanta, Georiga to share one killer ghost tour…that they used to guide!
Haunted History on the Lawrenceville Ghost Tour
The weather is warm. The kids are out of school. Summer is the perfect time of year to plan an adventure.
Most people are headed to the cool waters of the closest beach, but if you’re anything like us we know you’re craving something spooky. There are still a few months to go before we can start unabashedly celebrating the Halloween season, so we’re in need of some eerie entertainment to hold us over until October.
Whether you want to hit the road or go exploring locally, there are haunting hidden gems in towns across the country that will satisfy your craving for the peculiar, the magical, and even the macabre, any time of the year.
Grab your broomsticks, and join us as we embark on a southern ghost tour and explore the oldest city in the metro-Atlanta area: Lawrenceville, GA.
The Lawrenceville Ghost Tour is a 90-minute stroll through the beautiful city square and blends haunted history lessons with traditional storytelling. Instead of jump-scares and gore, the tour relies on the antique charm of its setting and theatrical characterization from its costumed tour guides to create a family-friendly evening filled with chilling tales that will keep you awake at night.
You’ll discover the local legend of the unforgettable day corpses flew down the city’s main street, hear recent accounts of paranormal occurrences from local business owners and investigate supernatural activity firsthand in the city’s oldest building: the abandoned jail.
On select nights, the tour extends to allow guests the chance to venture into the Historic Lawrenceville Cemetery where the city’s founders and settlers
Standing beneath gigantic moonlit trees, you feel the history still rooted in the southern town. The rustic brick buildings, the quaint shops and boutiques that line the square, and the magnificent historic courthouse that stands in the square’s center all contribute to the charm of the city of Lawrenceville.
It’s a city preserved in time. A place that is alluring and welcoming to visitors. In Lawrenceville, you feel right at home. Perhaps that’s why the spirits of its former residents still linger behind.
With these insider tips from a former tour guide, you’re sure to have a memorable evening that will give you goosebumps:
- The tour is 90 minutes and about a mile walk, so use the restroom in the theatre lobby before you head out and wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Free, covered parking is available in the City of Lawrenceville Parking Deck. The parking is attached to the lobby of the theatre where the tour will depart.
- The city square is filled with dining options if you’d like to grab a bite before the tour begins. Eat beforehand, as some restaurants may be closed at the end of the tour.
- The tour is a group experience, so remember to greet and be courteous to your fellow audience members.
- If the city square and historic courthouse look familiar, you may have seen them before in the FOX television show, Sleepy Hollow.
The Lawrenceville Ghost Tour runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. from May to September. For tickets and more information, visit www.scarystroll.com.
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