Albany historic ghost tours

albany trolley historic ghost tours 2012The historic ghost tours on the Albany Trolley are "back from the dead" for another season. From the blurbage:

The Albany Trolleys are "back from the dead" for a fifth season of Ghost Tours in Albany to help everyone to get into the"spirit" of the Halloween season. This on/off Ghost Tour invites participants to get up-close and personal experiences at local haunts. Step off onto the haunted grounds of the Ten Broeck Mansion. Stand by the State Capitol to hear the tales of the spirits that lurk there. And, by lantern light, find out about the ghost of Graceland Cemetery.

Tours start October 18, and the last tour is October 28. The tours leave at 7 pm from the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. Tickets are $25 per person and reservations are recommended.

Speaking of historical haunts... The Ten Broeck Mansion has a few Halloween-themed events coming up, including a horror movie screening (October 25) and a paranormal investigation event (with pizza) (October 27).

Earlier on AOA: Capitol Hauntings Tour 2012

Comments

I think there may be a ghost in my historic home in downtown Albany. Where can I go to find out information about previous owners/renters?

Alice, the main branch of the Albany Public Library has a local history room. That's your best starting point; they have a lot of great resources such as city directories (these were a great help when I started to look into the previous occupants of my house), newspapers, etc..

http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/research/history/local/

Also, the County's Hall of Records down on Tivoli Street has a lot of property-related materials.

http://www.albanycounty.com/achor/

Don't forget, some Albany streets had their names changed more than once. So you may need to check both its current and former name if it's on this list.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyalbany/streets.html

Good luck! I'd love to know what you find out!

Alice--you should also ask the attorney who did your closing for a copy of the back title (you paid for it, more likely than not). This will give you the names of the people who previously owned your house, which you could then use to find out more about at the library.

Its fun stuff...at least in my dorky little world

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