Leesburg, Va. (October 12, 2014) – Throughout its 256 year history, Leesburg has had many residents; however, some of them loved it so much they seem to have stayed way beyond their natural lifetimes!
Loudoun Museum’s Annual Leesburg Hauntings Walking Tours has become a unique way to hear some of their stories. This year’s tours will be on Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25. Tours leave the Leesburg Town Hall every 15 minutes from 6:00pm until 9:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 can be purchased on line at Leesburghauntings.org . ($20.00 at the door). All proceeds benefit the Loudoun Museum. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.
“Over the past 23 years, we’ve collected so many incredible spirited tales of “former” Leesburg residents! So each year we make the tour a bit different. We keep some of our most popular sites and add new sites,” says Peter Kelpinski, Hauntings Founder and Director. “Some stories need to be updated since new happenings are reported to us over the year!”
The popular, approximately 90 minute, walking tours take guests through the historic downtown Leesburg, VA to various “spirited” homes and businesses chosen for this year’s event; where historically costumed storytellers will relate the history and the ghostly tales of each site. What makes the Hauntings tours unique is that our guests are permitted to enter some of the haunted premises.
“This year we’ll hear about the widow who has never left her beloved home, a very special connection with a dress in the Museum’s Collection, some “spirited,” yet playful, children and any new “experiences” regarding the sites chosen this year,” added Kelpinski. “We’re proud of our unique mixture of history and the oral tradition of these ghostly tales that make up the Leesburg Hauntings. We scare you the good old fashioned way with well told ghost stories.”