Halloween is upon us once again! While I am not one for traditional haunted houses, Halloween-themed historic tours are more my speed, and there is no shortage of spooky tours in the Dayton area to check out this October.
Ghost Walk on Main – Centerville (Oct 4th and 11th)
Take a guided haunted history walk through downtown Centerville. Tours depart from the Asahel Wright House at 6 pm, but be sure to check in starting at 5:30 pm. Tickets cost $25, and they promise spooktacular fun! (Must be 21 or older)
History Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem – Woodland Cemetery
Come hear true stories of Dayton’s greatest mysteries as part of a walking tour through Woodland Cemetery. These tours run Monday through Thursday in October with the final tour being on October 25th. Tours begin at 6:30 pm and are free to the public (donations are always appreciated), but RSVPs are required.
Spirit of Huffman – Historic Huffman (Oct 12th and 13th)
“Where Halloween and History Collide” This guided tour through Historic Huffman is expected to be “Dayton’s most unique tour of historic homes”. The two-hour tours begin at 6 pm on Friday evening and 4 pm on Saturday afternoon, and will be held rain or shine. Tickets are on sale with a cost of $18. Participants are recommended to be at least 12 years of age.
Haunted Tour – Miamisburg (Oct 26th and 27th)
Attend the second annual Haunted Tour of Miamisburg, hosted by the Baum Opera. Guided tours will depart from the Opera starting at 5:30 pm and leave every half hour thereafter until 8:30 pm. Tours, lasting about two hours, require tickets for those 12 years and older, and the cost is $12.
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I love the idea of Halloween, but I HATE being startled. So, if you’re like me, consider coming out to one or more of these events and enjoy the season in a more laid back setting. I’m really looking forward to the coming holiday and I hope you are too!