Based on the Jack-the-Ripper Walks in London, participants in the 33rd annual Olde Towne GhostWalk will be treated to some of the most haunting stories of Portsmouth’s past.
Guides take spectators on a walk past haunted houses and mansions of Olde Towne, a 20-square block, 500 building area on the National Register of Historic Places. At each house on the tour, actors in appropriate costume will retell the legends of ghostly visitations and things that go bump in the night. Cameras are welcome. Houses are private properties and not open to the public. Call (757) 525-0318 for general tour and ticket information.
DATE: Friday, October 25, 2013 – - – RAIN OR SHINE
TIME: 7PM – 10:30PM Tickets are sold for 3 time slots: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Groups will leave at five minute intervals from Trinity Church graveyard.
LOCATION: Tours begin in the graveyard of Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Court and High Streets in Olde Towne (500 Court Street)
LENGTH OF GHOST WALK: The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes, ending at Middle Street Park, where hot cider will be served, there will be entertainment, and several tables with information, books and more.
PARKING: Free parking in municipal parking garages located on County and High Street and on Middle Street. Limited on-street parking in Olde Towne business district.
CLOTHING: Visitors should wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.