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Mountain Heritage Center sponsoring ‘haunted walking tours’

Halloween might be over, but the scariness continues at Western Carolina University, where the staff of the Mountain Heritage Center is sponsoring a series of “haunted walking tours” on Monday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Tours will depart from the Mountain Heritage Center’s exhibit gallery at Hunter Library at 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. both days. Each tour group will be limited to 20 people, and reservations are required. Some tour material may not be suitable for younger children.

Developed and presented by WCU history and folklore students under the direction of museum staff, the tour will consist of six stops that weave together the past and present with stories connected to campus landmarks, including the old amphitheater, Moore Building, Scott Hall and McKee Building.

Each tour will last about one hour. The route is less than one mile but includes hill-climbing, and participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes. With the tours taking place after sunset, visitors also are advised to bring their own flashlights.

Admission is $5 per person (cash only), but free for children under age 8. All proceeds will go toward student scholarships at WCU.

For more information or to make reservations, visit or call the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129.

By Randall Holcombe

Categories | The Reporter

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