Athens, AL “Haunts Walks” Tickets Now on Sale

By  | September 17, 2016 | Filed under: News

untitled-17ATHENS– Everyone knows that Athens, Alabama is a beautiful historic town. Most people know many of the structures predate the civil war? You may even know some of the actual history of our founding families. However, not all our history lies on the surface.

Maybe you’ve seen that unexplainable form in the corner of your eye while visiting one our historic homes? Maybe you past through a cooold spot in the 90 degree heat that chilled you to the bone? Maybe you took pictures at the Fiddlers’ Convention and caught odd round shapes in the photo? Maybe the answers to these occurrences lay in the tales from some of our oldest residents– the ones of the heavens or the rebellious ones.

The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association has launched its ticket slide_p1010243sales for this year’s “Haunts Walk” and this is your opportunity to get a glimpse into the haunted history and mysterious happenings of Athens through the ghost stories. These walking tours will take you from the Athens Visitors Center through the historic district with guides Shane Black, Mac Martin and Billy Ward recounting tails, woes, and the unexplained.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Athens Visitors Center, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM for the upcoming walks October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th with each walk lasting about 2 hours. Tickets for adults and unnamed-11children age 5 and up are $5.00 each. Children under age 5 are admitted free. There are a limited number of tickets available so purchase them early.

There are two tours each night, (except on Oct 11 @ 6:30) with the first group departing at 6:30 pm followed by the second group at 7:00 pm. Since this is a walking tour; those participating should wear comfortable walking shoes, where reflective colors and bring a small flash light. On October 27th there will be a costume contest for those who wish to dress up in their scary costume or their favorite attire.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Athens Visitors Center located at 100 N. Beaty Street on the corner of Market and Beaty Streets next to the Big Spring Memorial Park.

For more information call 256-232-5411 or visit the Athens Visitors Center.

Media Release/Athens-Limestone County Tourism
Teresa A. Todd, TMP

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