The very popular Ghosts of Anoka tour will be available for the first time this season Thursdays, May 9 and 23 and Saturdays, May 11 and 25.
Additional tours will take place the first and third Thursday and Saturday of each month through October. This walking tour of downtown Anoka is offered by the Anoka County Historical Society.
The tour will begin and end at the Anoka County History Center, starting promptly at 7:30 p.m.
“It is a skillful weaving together of history, conjecture and fact, sprinkled with a flair for the dramatic and seasoned by good story telling,” said Elaine Koehn. historical society volunteer coordinator.
New stories have been added this year of odd happenings and eerie encounters, according to Koehn.
“There is a house where the rocking chair rocks with no one sitting in it and a business in town has employees who won’t enter parts of the building because of the woman seen only in a mirror,” Koehn said.
“There are doors that lock themselves, displays that change on their own, cold drafts… might they all speak of things unexplained.”
Because the tours are so popular registration is required in advance at the History Center or by calling 763-421-0600. The tour is limited to 24 people. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for society members (must show membership card) and $5 for children.
The tour route is 15 blocks around Anoka city streets and lasts about one hour and a half.
If a group of 15 or more would like to book a special Ghosts of Anoka tour, contact ACHS at 763-421-0600 to make a reservation.
The History Center is located at 2135 Third Ave. N. in downtown Anoka.