Gordon Square's Historic Haunts Event Is Back This Spooky Season
The West Clinton Historic Haunts Walking Tour is back and filled with more frighteningly good fun than ever. This year’s event will be held Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5, with tours departing from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Beginning at Cleveland Public Theatre’s Parish Hall (6205 Detroit Avenue), the tour, led by lantern-carrying guides, will visit neighborhood porches, parks, churches and public buildings where guests will meet noteworthy and disreputable former residents and hear real-life tales of horror.
The tours depart from Parish Hall every 10 minutes and last approximately 45 minutes. This family friendly event is free for children under 15. Adult admission is $5. Free parking is available next to, and across the street from, Parish Hall. Last held in 2011, the event drew over 1400 visitors, so pre-sale tickets are available now online via Brown Paper Tickets (a minimal service fee applies).
Live entertainment will be performed at Parish Hall throughout both evenings thanks to Roots of American Music and the St. Ignatius Circus Club. Light refreshments and a silent auction will also take place thanks to our generous sponsors including but not limited to, Gypsy Beans & Baking Company, The Cleveland Orchestra, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Historic Haunts 2013 theatrical partners, Blank Canvas Theatre and Talespinner Children’s Theatre, will perform all acts. Scripts while based off of Cleveland’s spooky past, will take an original spin thanks to John Stuehr, playwright and chairman of Talespinner Children’s Theatre, director Patrick Ciamacco, and designer Allison Garrigan.
Guests will be transported to the year 1910 where a very special host, the famed former Cleveland Mayor, Tom L. Johnson, will introduce them to their neighborhood tour guides who will take them back in time and escort them from act to act with several street performers popping up along the way.
This year’s spooky stories include a tale of The Trunk in The Lake, A Shot in The School House, Murder in High Society along with others.
Find Historic Haunts on the Internet by searching for West Clinton Historic Haunts Facebook or purchase tickets online at http://wchistorichaunts.brownpapertickets.com/.