CANCELLED due to weather: Ghost Tour at Batavia Cemetery
Submitted by Billie Owens on October 4, 2013 - 10:56am
HALLOWEEN CANDLELIGHT GHOST TOUR at HISTORIC BATAVIA CEMETERY
Harvester Avenue, Batavia
Saturdays, Oct. 19th & 26th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (15-minute intervals)
On Saturday, Oct. 19 and 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Batavia Cemetery Association will host its annual guided Candlelight Ghost Walk through the Historic Batavia Cemetery on Harvester Avenue in Batavia. The tours will feature some of the famous and infamous characters who shaped our community.
The guided tour will bring guests to meet some of the men and women of Batavia who, for various reasons, exerted great influence in their day. Dean and Mary Richmond and Joseph Ellicott will tell the stories of their interesting lives and very powerful families. William Morgan may finally reveal his fate after he threatened to expose Masonic secrets and one Confederate ghost will tell why he should be buried in Macon, Ga. Mrs. Hunt will share the moving story of the two sons lost in the Civil War and visitors will be asked to help discover the name of the unidentifed murdered woman. Fortunes will be told and futures revealed by a visiting Gypsy!
Tours begin at 7 p.m. and run every 15 minutes until 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes refreshments. Tickets are available at the gate the day of the event at Historic Batavia Cemetery, Harvester Avenue, Batavia, or by calling 343-0248. Reservations are recommended. Proceeds benefit the upkeep and restoration of the cemetery.