Friday, October 19, 2012

"Get Your Scare On" - In Galveston!

The Galveston Historical Foundation is sponsoring several tours and events during October!

From their website:

From its storied harbor to its stately Victorian mansions, historic Galveston is filled with legendary figures and ghostly stories. This October, Galveston Historical Foundation offers a variety of specialized tours at Bishop’s Palace, Menard House, Galveston Harbor and Galveston’s Broadway Cemetery.

You can also read a great article about Galveston's "Haunted History" at Galveston.com here.

See links below to some of the events as well as links to previous blog posts of mine from when I've had the pleasure of visiting these places!

Photo by James M. Schmidt
"SPIRITS OF THE PAST" CEMETERY TOURS
Register online here
October 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7 pm & 9 pm
and October 31 at 10 pm

$15 per person / 25 persons per tour limit

The spirits are easy to find at GHF’s “Spirits of the Past” Cemetery Tour. They await discovery at the Broadway Cemetery, located right on the divided boulevard along which presidents, movie stars, oil moguls and millions of ordinary people pass through the rich history that abounds in every neighborhood of the city.

I had the great pleasure of taking a Civil War cemetery tour this past January - you can read about it in my previous post here...I already have tickets for the "Spirits of the Past" cemetery walk!  I can't wait!

Photo by James M. Schmidt
AFTER DARK MENARD TOURS
Register Online here
October 28, 29, 30 and 31 at 9 pm
$20 per person / 20 persons per tour limit
1605 33rd Street


Explore the secrets, spirits and history of Galveston’s oldest existing residence, the 1838 Michel B. Menard house, during Galveston Historical Foundation’s “After Dark” Haunted History Tours. Cameras and recording devices are prohibited. Reservations are recommended.

I had the great plrivilege of spending the night in this historic home...you can read about it in a previous post here!

Indeed - if you REALLY want to "get your scare on" - consider attending:

VICTORIAN SÉANCE AT MENARD HOUSE

Register Online here
October 27 at 7:30 pm
$150 per person or $250 per couple / 10 person limit
$450 per couple for séance and overnight stay
1605 33rd Street


During the 19th century, John Sydney Thrasher held regular séances at the 1838 Menard House, Galveston’s oldest existing residence. Known to have had an avid interest in spiritualism, Thrasher advertised his séances in the city newspaper, inviting anyone interested in participating to join him. History repeats itself on October 27 as medium Sandra Logan leads the first public séance at the property in over 130 years, with a rare opportunity to spend the night in the house after the event. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Overnight reservations will be received on a first come, first served basis. Cameras and recording devices are prohibited. Séance participants will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Also:

BISHOP’S PALACE – THE HOUSE AT NIGHT TOUR

Register Online here:
October 26 and 31 at 8 pm
and October 27 at 8 pm and midnight
$30 per person
1402 Broadway, Galveston, TX

Enjoy Bishop’s Palace by candlelight for this unique evening tour. Learn about the history of Bishop’s Palace, it’s presence during the 1900 Storm and take a glimpse at early 1900 life.

HAUNTED HARBOR TOUR

Register Online here
October 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31 at 4 & 5:15 pm
$15 per person / 45 persons per tour limit
Pier 22, at 22nd Street and Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX

The narrated exploration of spooky corners and tragic sites in and around Galveston’s storied harbor takes place onboard aboard the 50-foot passenger boat, Seagull II and continues through October 31, with departures from the Texas Seaport Museum.

1 comment:

Mark Noce said...

Nice mix of seances and gravestones:) On the one hand it all seems superstitious, yet at the same time no one can deny the allure of such places during Halloween:)