2019 Ghost Tours
October 5 - Added tour at 7:20 PM!
The MHT Ghost Tours are an oral history of many of the legends and lore of Paducah and Western KY’s darker history drawn from newspaper accounts, books, letters and eyewitnesses of events.
Downtown River City tours will feature stories about the ghost of the morning star saloon, the ghost of the laughing ladies, Popular Foot, The First National Bank, Harry Hank, Stella Cohen, the ghost of Maiden Alley, Paducah’s attempted witch burning and Devil Winston. Oak Grove Cemetery tours will have stories about Mannie Saunders Cobb, Huntington Row, Civil War soldiers, Oak Grove Cemetery legends, Della Barnes, Reuben Saunders, and the great flood.
River City Walking Downtown Ghost Tours will be October 5, 12, & 19 with tours beginning at 6:45 PM, 8:00 PM, and 9:15 PM.
Tickets are $15 adults and $6 for children over 8 years old. We do not recommend the tour for children under 8 years old. Tours are limited to the first 20 people.
The downtown walking tour will last approx. 1 hour and will cover about 3/4 of a mile over a 5 block radius including the riverfront. The tours start promptly on time and tours are accessible by wheelchair.
Oak Grove Cemetery Lantern Tours will be Friday night October 25 and Saturday night October 26. with tours at 6:45 pm, 8 pm and 9:15 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children over 8 years old. We do not recommend the tour for children under 8 years old.
The Oak Grove Cemetery Lantern Tours last approx. 90 min and will cover about 1 mile of walking through the cemetery and the mausoleum after dark.
All tours will go on regardless of rain. Attendees should wear comfortable walking shoes, bring an umbrella if necessary, and wear warm clothing depending on the weather. It gets chilly at night.
For tickets, call the MHT Box Office at 270.444.6828 or purchase online!