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23rd Annual Spirit Walk Coming Soon


Location: Maplewood Cemetery & Court Square

Date: October 27 & 28: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost:Advance tickets: $12 adult / $8 children (10 and under); At the Gate: $15 adult / $10 children (10 and under)


The 23rd Annual Spirit Walk is coming soon!

Additional Info:
As the air begins to cool and the trees shed their leaves, the spirits of former citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County gather one last time before consigning themselves to the earth for the long, cold winter. Join the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society on its 23rd Annual Spirit Walk to meet these memorable residents from our community's past. Come learn their stories as they are vividly brought to life before you.

On Friday, October 27th, meet former residents who now rest in Charlottesville's Maplewood Cemetery. Officially opened in 1827, Maplewood houses the remains of many citizens, both well-known and long-forgotten. Please note this tour begins at the Maple Street entrance to the cemetery.

Step back in time as you are guided through Charlottesville's historic Court Square on Saturday, October 28th. Included in this tour is the courtroom trial of Eugene Batten, who was accused of killing his girlfriend, Mallie Douglas. Please note this tour begins at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Building

Dates/Times:
Friday, October 27th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (MaplewoodCemetery)
Saturday, October 28th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Court Square)


Tours depart every 15 minutes and last approximately 1.25 hrs. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights to Maplewood Cemetery and wear comfortable shoes.

Tickets will go on sale in mid-September.

The Spirit Walk is a fundraiser that supports the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to promote an appreciation of local history so that the past may shed light on the present and the future.


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