As darkness descends on Saturday the 18th of October, some strange but true tales will be told by lantern-carrying costumed interpreters roaming the streets of Old Town Manassas during special walking tours sponsored by the Manassas Museum.
The Spirited Past of Manassas Walking Tours of Historic Old Town Manassas will present the unusual, twisted or simply strange tales about people, places and disasters in the area. The stories have been gathered from newspaper articles, diaries, personal interviews, letters, and local gossip. Tours will begin at The Manassas Museum every half hour between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM, last approximately 45 minutes, and are appropriate for all ages. The cost is $15 per person. At the conclusion of the walk, those on the tour can return to the Museum for hot cider and cookies.
Stories will include the great 1905 fire in Manassas, strange happenings at the Hopkins Candy Factory and other historic buildings in Old Town, and some frightening events at the historic Railroad Depot.
Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets may be purchased at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, by visiting www.manassasmuseum.org or by calling 703-368-1873.