Gather your friends (if you dare) and join us for a spooktacular haunted history walk through Uptown Centerville! Your experience starts at Benham's Grove with shopping from Heart of Centerville/Washington Township vendors and includes dinner and beverages on the patio before your tour! Be sure to stop by the gazebo to see the visiting owls from the Glen Helen Raptor Center. Historical re-enactments, new stories, and a shortened walk complete this event which sells out each year! This event is for adults only.
There are staggered start times and each tour is about two hours. Groups, led by a storyteller guide, will walk the same route. Tickets may be purchased through the link below. Attendees will receive a confirmation email as well as additional instructions closer to the event date.
This annual event is a fundraiser to benefit Friends of WCPL, Centerville-Washington History, and a charity of choice for the Heart of Centerville and Washington Township businesses. Hosted in partnership with the City of Centerville, Washington Township Town Hall Theatre, and Centerville-Washington Park District.
|Date:||Tuesday, October 10, 2023 (RAIN OR SHINE)
|Tour Times:||05:00 pm - Black Cats (aka 'Ghost Walk Lite' - this group is designed for people who have limited mobility and/or who prefer a shortened walk Uptown)|
|05:30 pm - Owls (SOLD OUT)|
|05:50 pm - Ghosts (SOLD OUT)|
|06:10 pm - Skeletons (SOLD OUT)|
|06:30 pm - Witches (SOLD OUT)|
|06:50 pm - Vampires (SOLD OUT)|
|07:10 pm - Pumpkins (SOLD OUT)|
|07:30 pm - Bats (SOLD OUT)|
|07:50 pm - Spiders (SOLD OUT)|
|Check In:||Please check in ½ hour prior to your tour to allow for hearty appetizers, sweets, and drinks provided by the HOCWT businesses (included in the ticket price) and shopping under the tent.
|Start & End Location:||Benham's Grove, 166 N. Main Street.|
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Special thanks to these HOCWT businesses for their support of the 2023 Ghost Walk on Main:
Parking at Benham's Grove.
The Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library assist the Library with general advocacy and raise funds for specific, short-term projects. The group hosts book sales, plans and implements fundraising events and provides volunteers for some Library-sponsored events.
Centerville-Washington History was founded in 1966 as the Centerville Historical Society. The Society’s mission is to connect the community to its heritage by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of our local area.
Heart of Centerville & Washington Township (HOCWT) is an alliance of over 100 retail, entertainment, philanthropic, and professional services working together to strengthen and grow our community. We provide a network of businesses that support the Centerville and Washington Township areas through our welcoming, innovative, and spirited environment. Join us by supporting your local businesses!
The City of Centerville was founded in 1796 and is now home to nearly 24,000 residents. Uptown Centerville located near Main Street (State Route 48) and Franklin Street (State Route 725) reflects the "Main Street" downtown era that shaped American towns and cities in the early 1900s.
Washington Township is the fourth largest Township in Ohio and home to over 61,000 residents. The historic Town Hall located on Main Street was originally the official building for township trustee meetings. Now, it is the home to a vibrant children's theatre and helps reflect the mission of the township to continue buidling toward the future.
The historic Town Hall Theatre stage is home to high-quality, year-round theatre opportunities for young people and their families. Theatre productions are created for young audiences and performed by young people and adults. The theatre also offers acting classes and performing arts camps.