Ghosts Wanted Leaders are need for our ever-popular Ghost Walks which take place on October evenings. Can you can tell a story about Oakville’s history while leading a group of children and adults? If yes, please consider lending a hand to the OHS. We will help you with a costume, persona and script. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's what you need to know:
A great way to celebrate Halloween is with a family Ghost Walk. Take an eerie walk back into Olde Oakville of the 1800`s. Be guided by a character from the past who could be a mayor, merchant, ship captain or a Chisholm relative. Each ghost leader shares his or her life and you will also meet other ghosts along the way. Interact with the spirits.
Walks last for 1 hour. Refreshments and discussions follow.
Walks require the ability to walk about 12 blocks. Walks are conducted in English. Group bookings are for ten (10) or more people. Other language groups with their own interpreter, may book as a group. Provide name and contact details of the language interpreter. We do have a French ghost to lead a few French group walks. This must be booked well in advance and mention "French Group Booking".
individuals and groups with mobility, language or other issues must contact us well in advance. We can then discuss whether the special needs can be accommodated.
Groups are usually 20 participants or smaller. Two groups may go out at the same time.
Light refreshments and discussion are included after the walk. People with food allergies should use their own discretion before enjoying provided refreshments.
We are keeping prices the same for 2019. They have been this for a very long time.
$12 per adult and
$6 for children 12 and under. Up to four children may attend for each supervising adult.
Infants are free. No pets allowed.
All walks must be paid for before the walk begins.
Please meet in the office of the Oakville Historical Society at 110 King Street 10-15 minutes before your walk is scheduled to begin.
Advanced reservations are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
For same day bookings, please submit before 1 pm.
We do cancel walks if thunder is heard. Details given in your reservation request will allow us to contact you.
What you "need to know", updated August 27, 2019.
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