>> Saturday, October 2, 2010
What better way to spend a fall night than by going on a walking ghost tour by the light of an autumn moon. The following article, from the New River Voice, gives all the details about the tours available in Floyd, VA. Not only will you learn some of the history of the area, but you might just experience some thrills and chills along the way.
Walking Tours of Floyd
When the autumn chill comes over the hills of Floyd, it’s time to start thinking about the Floyd Ghost Tour.
The walking tours are led by 19-year-old Cameron Arie Woodruff or his 16-year-old sister, Coriander Woodruff. Despite their young age, they have been leading the Floyd Ghost Tour for three years, have 22 years of acting between them and are consummate story tellers.
“We often have Floyd folks taking their friends on the Ghost Tour. It’s a fun way to spend an evening and it’s a neat look at the history of the area.” said Cameron.
The walk starts at Black Water Loft and circles around the Old Jacksonville Cemetery, through the center of town, out to School House Fabrics, back past the Courthouse, Rakes Mansion, and back to the Loft.
The walk takes a little over an hour. Most of it is on sidewalks, but the beginning is on the uneven terrain of the cemetery, so bring your walking shoes.
New stories are added each year. Most of the ghost stories on the tour can be found in the book, Strange Tales of Floyd County, VA, available in Floyd at noteBooks and the Floyd Country Store.
No reservations are needed. $7 per person. Tours start at Black Water Loft, 117 S. Locust Street, Floyd, 540.745.7433 on Friday, Oct. 1 and run every Friday and Saturday until Nov. 5 - 6, at 7 and 8 p.m. (Or if you have four or more people and want a tour at another time, call Nico Woodruff at 540.745.7433.)
So pack your walking shoes, book a night at the Inn and come to Southwest VA for a frightfully, but delightfully good time!
Happy Ghost Hunting!