Believe it or not Halloween is just around the corner. All the local stores have already put out their Halloween decorations. Instead of being a bystander for Halloween, you can participate in Halloween! If you want to get in the mood for Halloween or just learn about historic St. Petersburg, then The Ghost Tour of St. Petersburg is the prefect place to start. This is a 90 minute guided walking tour of the historic downtown area. Narrated by costumed storytellers, the tour visits approximately 10 haunted locations, weaving together the history, ghost stories and legends associated with each site. One such stop, the old Detroit Hotel, is the oldest building in St. Petersburg. Built in the late 1800s, the Detroit harbors a mysterious ladies’ man known as the Captain, whose portrait hangs in the attic and watches for unwitting intruders. The old Mayor’s Mansion on 4th Street was built in 1901 as a wedding present for the mayor and his wife, but according to some, the spirit of the woman still resides there. And the Heritage Hotel on 3rd Street, built in the 1920s, must have the same appeal because its second floor is haunted by a prior owner who died there. The tour begins at the Full Monty Cafe, 119 2nd Street N, at 8:00 pm year-round. Tickets are $15 per person, $8 from ages 4-12, and can be purchased online or at the Full Monty Cafe.
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