The University of Mary Washington's Historic Preservation Club hosts its annual Ghost Walk from 6 - 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, and from 5 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Costumed guides and ghosts lead walking tours of the city, focusing on the haunted history of one of America's most historic towns.
"Unlike many other haunted tours, Ghost Walk is based on history and what we have been told are actual ghost stories," the club says on its website. The tour is organized around L. B. Taylor Jr.'s book "The Ghosts of Fredericksburg and Nearby Environs."
Tours begin every 10 minutes at the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles St. The walk includes stops at the Masonic Cemetery, the Civil War Hospital at the Presbyterian Church, the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, the Willis House, the Wheeler House, the Mary Washington House, Kenmore, Lang House/Smithsonia and the Free Lance-Star building.
Clara Barton will be tending to wounded soldiers at the Civil War hospital. Hugh Mercer himself will greet guests at his Apothecary Shop, and the drunken cooks are back at the Wheeler House.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for UMW students/staff, military with ID and kids ages 6 - 12. Kids 5 and under are free.
For reservations or more information, contact UMWghostwalk@gmail.com or 540-654-1315.
Happy Halloween! Here are other festivities to enjoy in the Fredericksburg area.
- Witches Masquerade Ball, Downtown Ghost Walk and More Frightfully Fun Festivities
- Pumpkin Patches in the Fredericksburg Area