|We're going on a Ghost Walk!|
Since my daughter is only nine, ghost tours had not been high on our priority list in the past. Over the last year her interest in ghost stories developed, so I thought that our trip to Wilmington would be a good time to try a ghost walk especially considering the rich history of the city. Cue the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington. Two ghost walks are held daily in the spring, summer and fall--one at 6:30PM and one at 8:30PM. The city can be quite warm during the day so I thought what the heck, why not try the one at 8:30PM when it would be a little cooler--and a little spookier!
|Easy to find meeting point on the Riverwalk.|
|I think there are spirits here!|
The tour did have a decent amount of walking and our guide walked a quick pace. However, she did pause to make sure everyone kept up. Our guide told very lively tales about tragic and even sometimes dastardly events that happened at the very places where we were standing. She was pretty entertaining and was great at keeping the audience engaged in the tales. We visited some of the same spots that we visited during the morning carriage ride. However, now we viewed them from a different perspective. We learned about unfortunate situations and modern witnesses experiencing the energy, actions and even fury of these spirits to this day. Boo!
|Be on the lookout!|
We were encouraged to take pictures just in case we captured evidence of the world beyond. What a fun challenge! Of course, my camera did not cooperate very well. But, it was fun to look through the pictures that we did get to comb for evidence. I am sure many adults love this idea, but the challenge is especially fun for kids!
The Ghost Walk provided a unique way of exploring Wilmington and enhanced our visit with more of the city's folklore. Sometimes, it can be quite a challenge to find something for older children to be excited about. The tour was such great fun and will definitely entertain adults and kids alike! I am really glad that we chose Wilmington for our first Ghost Walk experience. We had a fabulous time and it truly provided a unique way to look at the city!