Due to popular demand, a new, lights-out tour has been created to celebrate the Day of the Dead on Nov. 2. Whether you are "into" the whole ghostly scene or just want to have a fun evening roaming the darkened rooms and halls of the 1837 Perkins Stone Mansion at night, this tour could be just right for you.
This tour begins in the Wash House on the Perkins Stone Mansion property, 550 Copley Road, Akron, where guests are welcomed by their brave and experienced guides. With cameras and flashlights in hand, eager guests, each hoping to catch a glimpse of an apparition, enter the dark and eerie stone mansion. Once inside guides go room by room and recount the numerous stories of paranormal activity that have been witnessed and reported over the years. Visitors are encouraged to take photographs and share their experiences. Before leaving the house, paranormal "survivors" receive a special amulet used as a means of keeping wandering spirits from attaching themselves to participants. To celebrate the Day of the Dead, you will also hear stories specifically about the deaths of Perkins' family members and John Brown family members.
Call SCHS at 330-535-1120 for additional information or to make a reservation. Reservations are required, and guests must be 16 years and older to attend paranormal events. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for SCHS members, and $13 for University of Akron students. Tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will run every half hour.
To learn more about the Summit County Historical Society call 330-535-1120 or visit the web site at www.summithistory.org.