Ghosts at the Museum

Ghosts at the Museum

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Can’t wait until the Haunted Holly Springs Ghost Walking tours this October? Neither can we! Haunted Holly Springs, in a collaboration with the Marshall County Historical Museum and the Kudzu Paranormal Investigation Group, have decided to wake up the ghosts and ghouls of Holly Springs a little early for a one day event called “Ghosts at the Museum”, on Saturday, July 29th from 10 AM until 5 PM!

Our headquarters will be the Marshall County Historical Museum, one of the great treasures of Holly Springs and Marshall County. Come explore one of the quirkiest and most interesting Museums in the country, with artifacts from our town’s antebellum, Victorian and later periods. Throughout the day, members of the Museum will be giving guided tours of the Museum, with a particular focus on the creepier and stranger artifacts the Museum carries. Creepy mannequins? A room dedicated to the dreaded Yellow Fever? The Museum has it all!

Did you know the Museum was the location of a recent paranormal investigation? Members of the recently-formed Kudzu Paranormal Investigation team will be on hand throughout the day with audio and visual guides to showcase their findings during the paranormal investigation, and with hands-on exhibits of their ghost-finding equipment!

Last, but certainly not least, will be our famous Haunted Ghost Walking Tours, this time focused on the ghosts and ghouls of College Avenue! Come walk one of the town’s creepiest streets and hear the following tales:

Legends of the long-lost Synodical College, and the haunted hospital that replaced it!

The creepy (and haunted!) Victorian houses of College Avenue!

The Hanging Man of Linden Terrace!

A possessed garden gnome which refuses to leave!

What (or who) was haunting Kate Freeman Clark?

The Ghost of Grey Gables

The Scourge of the Yellow Fever

Who are the Martyrs at the Yellow Fever Church?

The Ghosts at the Museum event begins at 10 A.M. and ends at 5 P.M. at the Marshall County Historical Museum, located at the corner of College Avenue and Randolph Street, at 220 E. College Avenue, Holly Springs Mississippi 38635. For those familiar with our main Haunted Walking Tours, this event is only three blocks east of the Holly Springs Square!

As always, our Haunted ghost tours are family-friendly! Though some of the true stories can be scary, there is no blood, guts or jump scares. Come bring the children for some ghostly summer fun before school starts back up!

This all-day event is only $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (plus tax)! ALL proceeds go towards to the upkeep and maintenance of the Marshall County Historical Museum, which is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As a special treat, everyone who preorders their tickets through our website (https://squareup.com/store/haunted-holly-springs) will receive a FREE color-changing stadium cup, with our Ghosts at the Museum logo!

Who ever said

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Summer isn’t Scary?

Preordering Tickets

The Ghosts at the Museum event costs $8.00 for adults, and $3.00 for children (plus tax).

You can preorder all Walking Tour tickets at the following link:https://squareup.com/store/haunted-holly-springs.

If you wish to preorder tickets in person, you may purchase them at the Marshall County Historical Museum, during normal hours (Monday-Friday, 10 A.M. until 4 P.M.) beginning on Monday, July 10th.

For other ticket purchase options, or other questions, you may contact us at hauntedhollysprings@gmail.com.

If you wish to pay for your tickets by mail, please send cash, a personal check or money order, made to Haunted Holly Springs, to the following address:

 

To encourage preorders, we are offering a souvenir Ghosts at the Museum Stadium Cup, with a spooky color-changing effect, for FREE to everyone who preorders tickets, either through our online system or at the Museum.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

What is the Ghosts at the Museum event?

The Ghosts at the Museum event consists of several events, including a guided Ghost Walking Tour of College Avenue (the street the Museum is located on), guided tours of the Marshall County Historical Museum, focusing on the creepier and stranger artifacts in the Museum, and a hands-on display by members of the Kudzu Paranormal Investigation Team, including audio and visual guides showcasing the results of a recent paranormal investigation at the Museum.  You may also tour the Museum at your own pace. 

When is the Ghosts at the Museum event?

The Ghosts at the Museum event will begin at 10:00 A.M. and end at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 29th, 2017.  You are welcome to enjoy the Museum at your leisure, and there will be frequent Ghost Walking Tours, exhibits by Kudzu Paranormal team, and guided tours of the Museum throughout the day.

Is the Ghosts at the Museum event appropriate for children?

While some of the true stories told during the tours can be frightening to young children, and while there are several artifacts in the Museum relate to death and other tragedies, there are no jump scares, fake blood or other disturbing content.  Many children, 12 years and younger, have enjoyed our walking tours.

Is the Ghosts at the Museum event wheelchair-accessible?

The Marshall County Historical Museum is wheelchair-accessible.  There is an elevator that goes to every floor open to the public.  The guided Ghost Walking Tours down College Avenue will be conducted on the sidewalks of the street, and are also wheelchair-accessible.

Are preordered tickets required?

Preordering tickets are not required, but are recommended.  To encourage preorders of tickets, we are offering a souvenir Ghosts at the Museum Stadium Cup, with a spooky color-changing effect, for FREE to everyone who preorders tickets.  Ghosts at the Museum tickets may be preordered online here: https://squareup.com/store/haunted-holly-springs.  Beginning on Monday, July 10th, tickets can also be purchased in person at the Marshall County Historical Museum.

How much are tickets?

The Ghosts at the Museum tickets are $8.00 per adult, and $3.00 per child (not including sales tax).

Do the Walking Tours run in the rain?

The until Ghosts at the Museum event will run, rain or shine.  We recommend bringing an umbrella if the forecast calls for rain!

Where do we meet for the Ghosts at the Museum event?

The Ghosts at the Museum event will be held at the Marshall County Historical Museum, located at 220 E. College Avenue, Holly Springs Mississippi 38635.  The Museum is located two blocks east of the Holly Springs Square.  A map of the Museum and surrounding streets is located below.

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Where can we park?

There is limited designated parking outside of the Marshall County Historical Museum and the next door Department of Human Services.  There is also ample parking along the residential streets of College Avenue, Maury Street and other nearby streets.  The Museum is within easy walking distance of the Holly Springs Square, which has abundant parking as well.

When should we arrive for our Walking Tour ?

The Ghosts at the Museum event will begin at 10:00 A.M. and end at 5 P.M. on Saturday, July 29th.  You may enjoy the Museum at your leisure, and there will be frequent guided Ghost Walking Tours of College Avenue, guided tours of the Museum itself, and exhibits by the Kudzu Paranormal team.  Walking tours and guided tours will be leaving on the hour, beginning at 11:00, throughout the day.  You may arrive at the Museum at any time during the day, but if you wish to full enjoy the Museum and the guided tours of the Museum and Ghost Walking Tour, we recommend giving yourself at least three hours.