Paducah is rich with history and some rather haunting tales as well! Join the MHT Ghostly Guides for a lantern-lit walking tour of downtown Paducah filled with stories of misfortune, murders, and the eerie cases of unsolved deaths! Ghost tours are an oral history of many of the legends and lore of Paducah and Western KY’s darker history drawn from newspaper accounts, books, letters and eyewitnesses to events.
MHT hosts the River City Walking Downtown Ghost Tours & The Oak Grove Cemetery Lantern Tours
The River City Walking Downtown Ghost tours will be October 6, 13, 20 with tours at 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm. Tickets are $15 adults and $6 for children over 8 years old. We do not recommend the tour for children under 8 years old. Tours are limited to the first 20 people. The downtown walking tour will last approx. 1 hour and will cover about 3/4 of a mile over a 5 block radius including the riverfront. The tours start promptly on time and tours are accessible by wheelchair. Downtown tours will feature stories about the ghost of the morning star saloon, the ghost of the laughing ladies, Popular Foot, The First National Bank, Harry Hank, Stella Cohen, the ghost of Maiden Alley, Paducah’s attempted witch burning and Devil Winston.
Oak Grove Cemetery Lantern Tours will be Friday night October 26 and Saturday night October 27. with tours at 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children over 8 years old. We do not recommend the tour for children under 8 years old. The Oak Grove Cemetery Lantern Tours last approx. 90 min and will cover about 1 mile of walking through the cemetery and the mausoleum after dark. Oak Grove Cemetery tours will have stories about Mannie Saunders Cobb, Huntington Row, Civil War soldiers, Oak Grove Cemetery legends, Della Barnes, Reuben Saunders, and the great flood.
All tours will go on regardless of rain. Attendees should wear comfortable walking shoes, bring an umbrella if necessary, and wear warm clothing depending on the weather. It gets chilly at night.
The Ghost Tour guides will be Michael Cochran, Daniel Tkatch and Cat Tilker for the downtown tours and Michael Cochran, Cat Tilker, Roy Hensel, and Jason McHaney for the Oak Grove tours.
For tickets: call the MHT Box Office at 270.444.6828