CW’s Historic Ghost Tour

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will present its annual Historic Ghost Tour exploring six historic locations throughout downtown Canal Winchester on Oct. 3 and 4.

Event-goers will be guided through a walking tour as they are entertained by actors portraying people from Canal Winchester’s past.

Tours begin at 7 p.m. each night at Faith United Methodist Church located at 15 W. Columbus St., with the last tour departing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society ($10 per adult, $5 per student aged 6-18, children 5 and under free). The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society is a non-profit organization and all proceeds will be used for operating expenses.

Some of the stops this year include:  The Commercial Hotel, which was a stopping point for the canal and stage coach line; The Helpman Home which was built circa 1840 and occupied by John Helpman who owned the lumber company that was first located on this site; The Bailey Home, which was built circa 1926 by Horace Bailey and was the long time home of his daughter Mary Lucinda Bailey who was an educator in Canal Winchester for many years; The Stradley Home, which contains the original log cabin from the 1830s in the left side of the first floor and is one of the oldest homes in Canal Winchester; The O.P. Chaney Home, which was built in 1866 after the original structure (a tavern) burned to the ground; and a look at Interurban Transportation exploring how Canal Winchester was built around the canal in the early 19th century.

For information, contact the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society, (614) 833-1846 or (614) 837-8400 or visit cwhistory.org.

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