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Haunted History tours offer those who dare a glimpse back into yesteryear

Re-enactors brought stories from Selma's past to life during last weekend's Haunted History Tours. --Alaina Denean | Times-Journal

Re-enactors brought stories from Selma’s past to life during last weekend’s Haunted History Tours. –Alaina Denean | Times-Journal


The dead were brought back to life Saturday to speak to the tourist interested in learning about the interesting history that Selma has to offer.

The Haunted History Tours got off to a successful start for the 2014 year, selling out of tickets for both tours on Saturday.

Guests got to experience re-enactors in the Old Live Oak Cemetery tell stories of prominent people buried in the ground they walked upon.

“My favorite part of the tour was the graveyard experience. It was really neat to see all of the monuments there,” said Colton Moore, a first-time guest of haunted history. “It is a very must-see tour.”

After the cemetery, guests were shuttled to three haunted houses in Selma, where the owners shared their personal experiences about their time in the home.

“We really enjoyed the houses, especially the Baker house, where we got to see blood from the Union or Confederate soldier on the floor,” said Kim Smith, a guest on the tour. “Selma Tourism and The Chamber of Commerce did a great job.”

To go along with the Selma tour, Old Cahawba is having one more night of scares and thrills Saturday, Oct. 25.

Like the tours that were held Friday, guests will have the rare opportunity to experience Old Cahawba at night, and even participate in a paranormal investigation. This will be the last time this year that guests will have the opportunity to see Old Cahawba at night, as the park is only open during the day during normal operating hours.

Visitors who plan to attend are encouraged to order tickets as soon as possible.

The final Old Cahawba tours are Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, per tour and can be purchased at the Center for Commerce until they are sold out.

For more information about the event, call Ashley Mason at 875-7241, or email tourism@selmaalabama.com.