| 1 min read | By: Seth Kinker, firstname.lastname@example.org |
The After Dark Walking Tours of Chelsea are back!
Hosted by the Chelsea Area Historical Society (CAHS), and now in its fourth year, Jasen King will lead two tours on Oct. 12 and Oct. 19 at 6:30 and 8 p.m. on both dates.
The tours, roughly an hour-long, begin at the CAHS Museum and end at Wines on Main.
“I wanted to create something fun for adults to do,” said King. “Chelsea’s a great town. Especially at night and in the evening to walk around. The goal was to create something fun for adults and couples to have an enjoyable evening. You finish up at Wines on Main, so you can even get a drink afterward. That was the whole idea, I just started collecting stories along the way and every year it feels like someone has something to add to it or I hear something.”
King first heard about some historical events downtown and was intrigued. Eventually, he collected enough stories to start walking tours four years ago.
“The first year was kind of scant with ghost stories,” said King. “It was just collecting history and tragedies that took place. Over time, stories just kind of came in.”
Now, ghost stories are intertwined with local history on these tours of the local community.
The tours cost $10 per person, with all proceeds going to the CAHS, with a limit of 16 people per tour. CAHS President Bill O’Reilly also told The Sun Times a third Saturday could be added if the demand is there.