Do you dream of time traveling?
We can help you with that– but you have to do your part.
In theatre there is a concept called “the willing suspension of disbelief.” It’s what is asked of the audience, in order to fully enjoy a performance. They must willingly ignore the fact that they are sitting in a theatre, watching actors on a stage or on a screen, to enter into the experience of the story.
At The Landmark Society Ghost Walk, your willing suspension of disbelief will enable you to time travel with us. This nighttime walking tour will take you down Arnold Park and into the Rochester of centuries past.
Although an occasional car may pass by, your focus will be on the young woman who will draw you into an evening in 1844. She may convince you that this is the last night you will ever spend on this earth.
The glow of electric light may shine from the neighbor’s house, but the darkness of the worker’s horrifying experience will envelope you in the shrouded nights of 1894.
Crisp, dry autumn leaves will rustle underneath your feet, but the desperate pleas of two brothers will have you searching for higher ground to escape the deluge of 1865.
Is someone in the group whispering to their companion? No matter, you will be captivated by the gossip’s tale of exactly who was in that 1903 electric contraption, and why the death was such a scandal.
The end of October can be chilly, but you’ll feel the heat of the scorching summer of 1944, and the heat of the words that started a riot in one of our most peaceful parks.
But before you get ready to jump into the past, you must first travel to get your Ghost Walk tickets! Choose to travel virtually and get them online here or traverse actual time and space to buy tickets at Parkleigh at 215 Park Avenue, or at our NEWEST location, East Avenue Auto at 1656 East Avenue. If you go there, please thank them for sponsoring Ghost Walk!
The Landmark Society Ghost Walk: two nights only, Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25. First tour starts at 6:30 p.m., last tour at 9 p.m.