Voices From Eureka’s Silent City
Eureka Springs Arkansas is known for it’s ghosts and spirits of the past. The historic, Victorian ambiance of the town seems to attract ghosts and ghost hunters of all types. There are numerous places to witness paranormal events including ghost tours, underground tours and a stage show that reportedly can speak with the spirits.
What better place to visit with ghosts of the past than in a Cemetery? The Eureka Springs Historical Museum hosts its 3rd annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City” cemetery tour this year on October 14 and 15, and 28 and 29. Here’s your chance to hear from historical characters of Eureka Springs past, featuring live actors in period costumes playing early citizens of Eureka Springs reminiscing about their past. Some of the characters were pillars of the community and some were figures whose colorful, outrageous or scandalous behavior helped shape the history and the myths of the town.
Volunteers in period clothing host and lead the tours. This is an approximately one hour walking tour that includes five-minute stops with each “citizen.” Tours are scheduled to start around 5:30 p.m. and will leave every twenty minutes, the last one beginning at 8:00 p.m. After dusk, participants will be led by guides with lanterns, the path will be softly illuminated with garden lights and torches will mark the way all creating an atmosphere befitting the tales.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and can be purchased at Cornerstone Bank, Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Museum and at the event. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at the former Victoria Inn located on US 62 East. The tour is a fundraising project of the members of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Proceeds are used to finance daily operations, special exhibits and on-going restoration projects. For more information, call the Museum, at 479/253-9417
There’s only two weekends in October where you can stay at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast and visit this wonderful tour. Don’t wait, book today!