Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m., and get set for fun, thrills and chills in a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.
The area is home to beautiful Victorian homes and buildings built over a century ago. Given the long history of this area, it should come as no surprise that ghosts and spirits are known all too well to the people living there.
“Hauntings of Historic Harriman” is a guided walking tour that will give you a glimpse not only into the lives of some of the town’s most interesting people of yesterday, but also the spirits who still reside there.
Spirits of a civil war soldier, a grandfather watching over his fields and family, a woman in white, and a woman still searching for her husband, stories of a séance and a wedding gone terribly wrong all await you on this tour. You may even be “fortunate” enough to encounter the many spirits that are known to walk through the neighborhoods after dark.
Appalachian Paranormal Investigations will be at the Princess Theater to enthrall you with their investigation of the Temperance Building.
“Hauntings of Historic Harriman” tour covers several city blocks which include hills, and is scheduled rain or full moon. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Due to the subject matter, no one under 10 will be permitted to participate. Tours will depart from Walden Street behind the Temperance Building on Roane Street.
This year patrons can purchase refreshments, or stroll downtown where several of the shops will be open late while you wait for your tour to leave.
Tours will leave every 15 minutes and are limited to 25 persons per tour. The tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advanced through PayPal at www.cornstalkheights.com through Oct. 1. or at Red Door Antiquities in downtown Harriman and Rocky Top General Store in South Harriman through the day of the event, or at the ticket table the night of the event. All tickets purchased through the website may be picked up at the ticket table on the date of the tour.
By Wes Hall