What To Do In Florida: Get spooked on a ghost and graveyard tour

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Hunt for ghosts (credit: Ghost Tour Tampa)

Hunt for ghosts (credit: Ghost Tour Tampa)

Florida News: Ghost Tours of Tampa Bay expands tour offerings for Halloween

Explore the “damndest town this side of hell” by candlelight with a guide well-educated in all things terrifying about this part of Florida. If you like getting the heebie jeebies on purpose, and you find yourself in the Tampa Bay area this Halloween, check out a brand new experience called Tampa by Twilight: Ghosts and Graveyard Tour. Listen to ghost stories as you walk by the places the tales originated from. You may even see a restless spirit lurking in the shadows. When getting scared silly is something you like to do, don’t miss this!

Ghosts and Graveyard Tour

The guide will take you through Oaklawn Cemetery, the oldest and most haunted graveyard in Tampa, telling stories about untimely deaths, never-ending love and betrayal of trust. From the cemetery, you’ll walk downtown to see if you can spot one of the ghosts that haunts the area. There’s the haunted old hotel, courthouse, theater and more to explore. The tour lasts 90 minutes and it starts at 5:30pm sharp, departing from Oaklawn Cemetery: 606 E. Harrison St., Tampa, Florida 33602.

Besides this new offering, Ghost Tour of Tampa will still be offering its classic tours as well:

Ghost Tour of Tampa

Learn more about the haunted city of Tampa through tales of lost cemeteries, unexplainable happenings and eerie stories.  At 8pm a 90-minute guided walking tour leaves Fresh Cafe: 507 N. Franklin St., Tampa, Florida 33602. Bring your camera, just in case.

Ghost Tour of John’s Pass

Hear the tales of pirates, buried treasure, tragedies and hauntings. Tour the boardwalk and village of John’s Pass. The 90-minute tour starts at 8pm at Hubbard’s Marina Information Booth: 150 Boardwalk Place W, Madeira Beach, Florida 33708.

Ghost Tour of St. Petersburg

What lurks in the shadows of the charming streets of St. Petersburg? Find out through stories of haunted mansions, lost spirits and never ending love.  The 90-minute walking tour starts at 8pm from Hooker Tea Co. and Café: 300 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

Plan your visit

  • If you dare to embark on one of these ghostly adventures, tickets are $15/adult, $10/child 4-12.
  • For more details, call 727-398-5200 or visit www.GhostTour.com

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