Tour haunted Parkersburg
Every fall a local group offers walking tours of haunted Parkersburg. Whether you are a true believer or a scoffing skeptic, the tour is enjoyable and informative. In fact, it is one of the most popular and acclaimed ghost tours in the nation, although it didn't quite make the top ten list. After going on it two different years, I can personally attest to its popularity and entertainment value! The tour schedule varies slightly from year to year, but generally is available from the end of September through the beginning of November on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30. The tour takes 1.5 to 2 hours and covers one and a half to two miles of the downtown Parkersburg area. If you are going on the tour, no reservation is necessary. Simply show up at the Blennerhassett Hotel lobby shortly 15 minutes or so before the tour starting time and pay for your ticket. The folks in the long black cloaks are the tour guides--so just find one of them and get your tickets from them. Last year, the tour cost $8 per adult, half price for children.
They also offer private haunted tours during the Halloween season or anytime of the year as long as weather permits and you have a party of least eight adults. The charge for private tours is $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child under the age of 14. The regular tours cost less than the private tours.