The Ghosts of Burton Historical Tour - 2013
The Ghosts of Burton Historical Tour - 2013 will take place on Saturday, October 26th and Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Tour times are 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:00 pm. Volunteer guides will lead you through Century Village and
our very old local graveyard, while you listen to historical stories of past lives and some local ghostly lore. This year, the
historical focus will be on the local underground railroad activity in the early to mid 1800s.
Each tour lasts about 2 1/2 hours. (Century Village is the Geauga Historical Society's historical village in Burton, Ohio.)
The tour includes historically accurate stories of the local area, some good "ghost stories", and includes a shuttle bus ride
to the local graveyard. Get a good look at some very old grave markers. A light snack and
beverage is included. We will walk at an easy pace, covering about a mile.
Some stops (including the shuttle bus) have a few stairs, so the tour is not entirely handicapped accessible.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are necessary. The Ghosts of Burton Historical Tour generally sells out, so book early.
You may book your reservations quickly though
EventBrite. Alternatively, you may mail in a check with the order form (see the PDF file) or call with your credit
card number. The cost is $22 per person plus a per-ticket service fee of $1.54 when using a credit card or purchasing through EventBrite.
(Payment in advance by check has no service fee.)
Use the 2013 registration form (PDF below) to print out
the registration form. After registration and payment, a confirmation will be sent to you.
This tour is intended to be
"family friendly", but very small children may find it boring. This is NOT a "haunted house" tour, and we do not
create artificial cheap tricks for amusement.
To view a PDF file of the 2013 brochure, click
here for the OUTSIDE, and
here for the INSIDE.
Remember that you must read the OUTSIDE from right to left, since this is a 3-panel brochure.
After the Tours concluded in 2010, the News Herald ran an article about them. Several tour-goers commented on the article.
comments on the October 24, 2010 News Herald article.