Haunted Covington, presented by American Legacy Tours, takes guests on a five block journey through the Licking Riverside Historic District featuring ghost stories that date back to the 1880s.
|The ghost of Amos Shinkle's wife, Sarah, haunts this house on Garrard Street. |
Shinkle was president of the Roebling Suspension Bridge Company in 1864.
|Full moon over Newport.|
|Full moon over Newport, with pillars of the court house peaking through the trees.|
|Governor's Point condominiums, formerly the Booth Hospital, |
has reports of patients walking around in hospital gowns and apparitions from the psychiatric ward.
|The ghost of Henry Bruce haunts this house on horseback, as he fled from police after posting bail for Confederate tyrant, John Hunt Morgan.|
|The scientist who invented Valium was impaled by an iron fence after falling over the balcony at this house along Riverside Drive. |
His wife strangely took over an hour to call the police.
The tour concludes with a visit to the Baker-Hunt Museum. Both buildings feature gorgeous Victorian architecture and many artifacts, furniture, and clothes left from the family's estate. One building is reportedly haunted by a young boy named Duncan, who has been known to interact with guests on the tour.
If you're looking for a Halloween adventure with spooky folktales and beautiful autumn scenery, a tour of Haunted Covington is a must-see this season.