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Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks
From Saturday, October 20, 2018 -  06:30pm
To Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 09:30pm
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Luzerne County Historical Society Presents Annual “Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks”

Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th, 2018

The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that its annual Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will be returning this year! The popular tours will run Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2018. Join us for a walking tour of the downtown historic district and learn about totally true ghosts, murders, and hidden graveyards, all right here in the Diamond City. Stops include: Public Square; the site of the former Sterling Hotel; River Street; and the only known place where Romans walked, right here in Wilkes-Barre. Dr. William V. Lewis will lead participants on a trip through the darker side of the city, from the mid-1700s, right through the 20th century.

All tours meet at the Hughes Memorial Garden, behind the Bishop Memorial Library, 49 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. The first set of tours begins at 6:30 p.m. and each set leaves in 20 minute intervals afterwards and last approximately two hours. Cost is $7 for LCHS members and $10 for nonmembers. Each tour is limited to the first 50 reservations ONLY and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. These tours sell out each and every time, so don’t wait to reserve your spot! Tickets available on EventBrite at:

The Luzerne County Historical Society Museum is located at the rear of 69 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA (behind the Osterhout Library).  The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members and $3 for children.  Exhibitions currently on view at the museum include: “Let’s Go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear,” “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront” and “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley.”

 Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is Pennsylvania’s oldest county historical society.  LCHS preserves and promotes the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, at the Bishop Library and the Museum in Wilkes-Barre, the Denison House in Forty Fort and the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming.  For more information, visit our website,  Follow us on Facebook at
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