Head to Pendleton for some ghostly tours

Staff Report

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Historic Foundation invites fearless explorers, haunt enthusiasts, and the curious to “Ghosts of Pendleton” on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 at Ashtabula and on the Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at Woodburn from 7-10 pm. These Historic House BOO-seums are not only rich in history, but provide a spooky backdrop in the cool evening breeze beneath twilight’s eerie autumn clouds.

Your journey begins with a narrow, creepy, winding road leading up to 190-year-old antebellum plantation houses where you will follow a candlelight tour and listen to hair-raising ghost stories under the cloak of darkness. Intrepid visitors are encouraged to bring their flashlights.

Ghost tours will start each evening at 7 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9 p.m., and 9:15 p.m. with small groups of 18, and costumes are encouraged. Pre-paid reservations are not required, but are strongly suggested to secure a choice of tour time. The cost is $10 per person and tickets can be purchased through www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org. Tickets are non-refundable. For more information call 864-646-7249.

Ashtabula is located at 2725 Old Greenville Highway in Centra, three miles east of Pendleton’s Town Square on S.C. 88. Woodburn is located off U.S. 76, across from Tri-County Technical College, at 130 History Lane in Pendleton. Specific directions can be obtained by calling 864-646-7249, by e-mailing pendleton.hf@gmail.com, or by visiting our website at www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org.

The Pendleton Historic Foundation is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic properties in Pendleton and the interpretation of the diverse history and cultural heritage of the area. The Foundation owns and operates Ashtabula and Woodburn historic house museums in the Pendleton area.

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