October 7, 2021

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

GHOST STORIES OF OLD CAHAWBA WAGON TOUR AT OLD CAHAWBA SET FOR OCT. 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Wendi Lewis, Marketing and Public Relations Manager  

wendi.lewis@ahc.alabama.gov, 334-230-2680

 

October 7, 2021

 

Ghost Stories of Old Cahawba Wagon Tour at Old Cahawba set for Oct. 16

 

(Montgomery, AL) Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, a historic site operated by The Alabama Historical Commission, will be hosting a Ghost Stories of Old Cahawba Wagon Tour on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

Reserve one of a limited number of tickets, and you will be shuttled to Old Cahawba’s most haunted locations where you will hear authentic ghost stories that have been passed down through many generations. Park staff will share genuine historical accounts of ghost sightings and folklore about this mysterious ghost town, but they will also describe some of their own personal encounters with the unexplained.

 

You will hear about a man who was buried alive, a creature called the Wampus Cat, and other ghostly tales on this 90-minute tour.  After the tour, attendees can explore more of the town and take in the mysterious antiquity that Old Cahawba has to offer.

 

Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased in advance at the Old Cahawba Visitor Center. The tour is allotted for a maximum of 30 participants. Tickets may be purchased by calling 334-872-8058. Old Cahawba accepts all major credit cards. On the day of the event, participants will meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine.

 

Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. 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 Visitor Center on the right. Visitor Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

To learn more about Old Cahawba, or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit
www.ahc.alabama.gov.

 

About Old Cahawba

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.

 

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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