September 15, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

OLD CAHAWBA'S HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS

For Immediate Release
September 15, 2017

 
Haunted History Tours
Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, October 28
Tour Times: 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 & 9:00 p.m.
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma)


Alabama’s most famous ghost town is rarely open to nighttime visitors, but on Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, October 28, a few lucky people will experience Old Cahawba after dark.  

Reserve one of a limited number of tickets, and you will be transported to Cahawba’s most haunted locations in search of an authentic paranormal experience.

Old Cahawba archaeologists will share documented historical accounts of ghosts that reportedly haunt each location. Then the Alabama Paranormal Research group will lead you on an investigation of a historic home with the latest ghost hunting equipment. After the tour, you can swap ghost tales around a bonfire, chat with a paranormal investigator, or learn more about Cahawba’s mysterious history.

Arrive early before your tour begins and grab a delicious bite with Cahawba House, a local restaurant whose brick-and-mortar location is in downtown Montgomery! They will be onsite with lots of edible goodies and warm beverages available for purchase.

Seats for this 90 minute tour and investigation are limited. Advance tickets are required.  This is a deluxe wagon tour but some walking is necessary. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Directions: From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Welcome Center on the right. Welcome Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

Fee: $20.00 per person

For more information and to reserve your tickets call 334-872-8058. No refunds.

Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.

Find Old Cahawba on Facebook or visit ahc.alabama.gov

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov  
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