Haunted Statehouse Tour Tickets Now On Sale
Two weekends of tours scheduled in late October
Columbus, Ohio –
The Ohio Statehouse kicked off its ticket sales for the 2010 Haunted Statehouse Tours. The special Halloween tours will take place on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16; and Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23. Tickets for the Haunted Statehouse Tours are $8 per adult and $4 per child under the age of 16. This is a ticketed event. Tickets must be pre-ordered.
Tours will depart every half hour between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tour times are: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 40 individuals per tour time each night. This event has sold out during the previous five years. Tickets can be purchased three ways:
-On line at www.statehouseshop.com (click "Seasonal");
-By visiting the Statehouse Museum Shop on the ground floor of the Ohio
-Or purchasing over the phone by calling 614/728-9234.
Haunted Statehouse Tour participants will have a “haunted and historical experience.” Statehouse staff members and volunteers will combine history and legend in this special family-friendly haunted Statehouse tour. Conductors will lead visitors through the dimly lit limestone corridors of the Ohio Statehouse by oil lantern light. Visitors will pass the ghost of President Lincoln in an unfinished dance with Kate Chase (former Ohio Governor Salmon P. Chase’s daughter), hear and see a weeping lady in gray and get a glimpse of a green and ghostly President felled by an assassin’s bullet. This historical tour is spooky but appropriate for all members of the family. The tour is most suitable for individuals over the age of 12.
Special activities will be available to participate in before each tour. The Capitol Cafe will have themed food available for purchase and the Statehouse Museum Shop will be open before and after the each tour. Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse are invited to park in the facility's underground parking garage. This convenient and affordable parking offers direct sheltered access to the Ohio Statehouse for this event.
For more information about the Haunted Statehouse Tours, including a short promotional video, visit www.ohiostatehouse.org or contact 614/728-9234.
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Come on in to the People’s House! The Ohio Statehouse is more than a monument to our past; it's where history happens! The Ohio Statehouse is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed holidays. The Ohio Statehouse Museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends from noon to 4 p.m.; closed holidays. Admission is free. Free guided tours are offered Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Tours depart from the Map Room easily accessible from the Third Street entrance. Groups of 10 or more are requested to call in advance to ensure a guide is available. Contact 888/OHIO-123 for more information or to schedule a group tour. For more information about the Ohio Statehouse visit www.ohiostatehouse.org.
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is responsible for maintaining the historic character of the Statehouse and Capitol Square while providing for the health, safety and convenience of those who work in or visit the complex. The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center coordinates tours of Capitol Square and provides information about the buildings, their history and Ohio's government.
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Haunted Statehouse Tours
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
October 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Ohio Statehouse Third St. Information Desk, Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus
$8 - Adults
$4 – Children under 16
Meet figures from the past as you follow conductors with lanterns through the darkened hallways and chambers of the Statehouse. This historical tour is spooky but appropriate for all members of the family. Purchase tickets on line at www.statehouseshop.com and click "Seasonal." Contact the Statehouse Museum Shop at 614/728-9234 for more information or to purchase over the phone.