By Kay Whatley, Editor
European settlements in the Washington, North Carolina area date back to the 1500s, and the Native American inhabitants date back further…. Long before the city received its name in 1776. The area’s long history, including wars along the way, beg the question: How many ghosts or apparitions might roam the city’s roads and waterways in 2019?
Find out by participating in a Washington Haunts’ Historic Ghost Walk. Guide Terry Rollins leads the group along the streets of Washington, pointing out spirited locations and sharing tales of the city’s past.
One of the stops along the tour is the county courthouse. Here’s a tour teaser:
The old Beaufort County Courthouse was built in 1786, making it the second oldest still standing in NC. (Chowan County predates it.) In the early 1850s a murder trial took place in the old courtroom that made newspaper headlines across the country. As a guilty verdict was handed down, something extraordinary occurred resulting in a ghost that haunts the building to this day!
Three opportunities are coming up to take the Historic Ghost Walk and hear this Little Washington ghost story for yourself:
- Saturday, October 5, 2019
- Saturday, October 26, 2019
- Thursday, October 31, 2019 (Halloween Night!)
On each date, the tour begins at 8pm and ends at 9:30pm. Meet up with the guide and group at Harding Square. Purchase tickets when you arrive — tickets go on sale at 7:30pm and are $15 per person (cash only).
The starting address is 1 Harding Square, Washington, NC. (The square is adjacent to the Washington Visitors Center.)
For more information, call Terry Rollins at 252.402.8595.