Haunted Historic Neighborhood Tours

Bear Park
Corner of State Street and Market
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Contact Name: Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

Event Date:10/22/2017

Event Description:The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center and the History Center at Courthouse Square are teaming up to offer historical walking tours of St. Joseph this fall, for the fourth consecutive year. In October 2017, two separate tour programs will be presented in the City Cemetery and through the Old St. Joseph Neighborhood. Reservations are strongly advised; reserve a tour time by calling the Heritage Museum at (269) 983-1191. A $5 donation per person is requested to support the ongoing historical programs of both non-profit organizations. Haunted Historic Neighborhood Tours will be held on Sunday, October 22 beginning at 1:00pm. Houses in the Old St. Joseph Neighborhood date from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century and many of them have witnessed tragic and mysterious events over the last 160 years. For example, ship Captain Cornelius McNeil took his wife, Persilla, and their three children with him aboard the bark Sunshine in 1859. The ship capsized on Lake Erie during a storm and only Persilla survived. The house from which they left on their ill-fated voyage still stands on State Street—one of the oldest in St. Joe. At another home, the John F. Duncan House built in 1892, various people claim to have seen the ghost of a teenaged girl. Tour groups will gather at Bear Park, on the corner of State Street and Market Street. Tours are weather permitting; if necessary, this program may be moved to the rain back-up date of Sunday, October 29 at the same times.

Read more

Operating Hours:1pm

Admission:$5 per person

Handicap Access Info:

Event Promoter/Sponsoring Organization

Event Sponsored By:Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
St. Joseph, MI