How about a little history with your Halloween? It's the 5th Annual Haunted History Tours in downtown Fort Walton Beach.
This is a unique way to spend a Friday or Saturday night if you're anywhere near the area and you don't mind a few spine-tingling chills.
The event happens this weekend, Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, and it all begins at the Indian Temple Mound Museum. I love to explore this place during the day but I have to say I'm not sure I could handle a thousand years' worth of ghosts coming out to greet me in one night.
In reality, real ghosts may or may not be seen these nights, but in their place, you'll certainly see actors all dressed up and telling tales that most people in these parts swear are true. Be brave and choose from four tours each night at 6:30 p.m.,7:15 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Only 30 souls are allowed on each tour so you can get up close to the action and not miss a word of the hauntingly good stories. Buy your tickets early at the Indian Temple Mound Museum.
Ticket Pricing: $10/adults, $7/Children. Kids 4-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets will be sold on tour nights but only if there is still space. So don’t chance it – get your tickets now so you’re not left out in the cold, alone, in the dark. if you wait, you’ll need cash. The line forms outside the entrance to the Indian Temple Mound Museum. The folks there say it's a good idea to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.
If you survive without running away, reward yourself with a snack inside the 100-year-old Camp Walton Schoolhouse. Was that a scream or just your stomach growling? You decide.
These tours also serve as the museum's largest fundraiser so come on out, have some fun and help support the museum.