on October 18, 2000
The Ghost Tour of Key West borders on the hokey. Guides gather two large groups and lead them through the streets of Key West dressed in a long black cloak and carrying a lantern.
But, don't let the cliches turn you away. The guides are excellent story tellers and reveal a great deal of island history along the tour as they highlight stories in front of the old morgue or behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a courtyard of displaced graves. Once we left Duval Street and the bright lights and music of the main street in Old Town, the air became decidedly more still and the silence and darkness of the Key West streets wieghed heavily on us all. The stories and buildings who many say are haunted by spirits wronged stood tall in the humid night air. Whether you believe in spirits acting from beyond the grave or not, this tour is engaging and informative.
Call (305) 294-9255 for reservations - you'll need them to get into a tour. Tours run every night, year round.
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