Lewiston Council on the Arts, PO Box 1, Lewiston, NY 14092-0001 E-Mail Us or give us a call at 716-754-0166
Saturdays in September & October • 7pm
Gather in the Peace Garden: 476 Center Street, Lewiston, NY 14092
As the lazy, hazy days of summer yield to cool crisp autumn nights, we look ahead to this time of year when we can embrace all that's scary and creepy. Whether you're just out to have some fun or learn something of the paranormal, Lewiston's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as its gloriously ghost-filled present.
Lurking behind Lewiston's cheerful disposition lies an impressive past of creepy events, restless spirits and haunted buildings. The Marble Orchard Ghost Walks are one of WNY's most popular autumn tourist destinations, unmatched when it comes to presenting both historical truths and ghostly legends. The walks are a great way to introduce visitors, school children and even long time residents to Lewiston's rich and exciting history.
During the 1 1/2 hour walk, the Marble Orchard Players, a volunteer cast of 11, will take you back in time as they share ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best...and worst. You'll hear secrets, both funny and sinister, of events that happened a long time ago... yet ghosts still haunt Lewiston. Along the way, you'll meet these spirits IN PERSON and hear their tales of the macabre, the grisly and the ghostly… Step back in time as our offbeat, theatrical guides walk you through the Historic District, always (as in life) ending up in the Village Cemetery. The'll provide you with an eerie and fun-filled adventure as you learn about curses, graveyard etiquette and bizarre early medical practices, all told by costumed actors channeling the spirits of yesteryear.
Find out what happened to poor James Going after he died. Hear about Morgan the Mason, who many believe still haunts the Frontier House, or the Tuscarora legend of Skadotti, the "Screaming Killer of Dogs." These stories and more await you in the Marble Orchard. Rain or shine. No reservations are necessary.
Admission: $12/Adults; $6 kids under 12 years
And once you've taken the tour, we hope you take this survey... your answers will help us keep the Marble Orchard Ghost Walk going down the right path!
Bring a flashlight... It gets dark early in the cemetery!
Toronto Sun review: Walking Ghosts of Lewiston
Metro WNY article: Lewiston's Rich and Haunted History Comes to Life