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“Ghostly Downtown Strolls: A Haunted Tour”

These factual stories contain sensitive and/or mature themes that highlight the paranormal and mysterious, mention violent outcomes, and discuss detailed and colorful historical recollections.

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“Ghostly Downtown Strolls: A Haunted Tour”
“Ghostly Downtown Strolls: A Haunted Tour”

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fort Smith, 320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA

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About the event

“Ghostly Downtown Strolls: A Haunted Tour”

Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 am AND 1:00 pm

Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Avenue

479-783-7841

fortsmithmuseum.org

info@fortsmithmuseum.org

Tickets: Adults $10.00 (16 and Up), Children (10-15) $4.00.

These factual stories contain sensitive and/or mature themes that highlight the paranormal and mysterious, mention violent outcomes, and discuss detailed and colorful historical recollections.

“Downtown Ghostly Strolls: A Haunted Tour”

Fort Smith’s legendary Garrison Avenue is telling secrets again. This time, the spirits who inhabited the Avenue, in a past life, recount the stories.  The tales are TRUE, taken from newspapers, historical accounts, or personal experiences of past eras.  Meet the ‘Choker” a story told in 1877 newspaper accounts, hear haunted accounts about the notorious hangings,   learn about the ghostly apparitions in Adelaide Hall, phantom cats, found bodies, run-ins with the Trolley car, shoot-outs that brought a violent end to the participants, stand face-to-face with the lady whose jealousy led to gunfire —and more!

As part of the fun of the Downtown Business Association “Octoberfest” the Fort Smith Museum will present two hour long haunted walking tours on Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 am AND 1:00 pm. Tour guides will lead the participants along a haunted path that begins and ends at the Fort Smith Museum of History.

Their stories are fascinating, and their stories are true.

Bring your camera. Bring your curiosity. And take a hair-raising walk with us along Garrison.

*Tickets: Adults $10.00 (16 and Up), Children (10-15) $4.00.

All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History

Tickets can be found at: fortsmithmusuem.org or call 479-783-7841 for more info.

Meet the cast:

Sonny Robison as The "Choker”

Nancy Ahlert as a storyteller of haunted tales

Chuck Howard recounts the tragic details of Major Duran and the Garrison shoot-out

Bill Word takes us back to the days of Judge Parker’s court and John Childer's hanging

Cindy Jones brings to life fantastic stories of Belle Starr and the phantom cat

Susie Brooks tells the eerie stories of the ghost in Adelaide Hall

Alyssa Foley as the girl who met an unfortunate demise at the clang of the trolley bell

Debbie Carney as Julia Bourland

Tour Guides:  Les Johnson, Todd Johnson, and Sue Robison

Tickets

  • Adult (16 and Up)

    • $10.00
      +$0.25 service fee
  • Child (10-15)

    • $4.00
      +$0.10 service fee

Total

$0.00

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