The 2011 Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk will be two shivery nights!!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 29, 2010
6:00 - 10:00 p.m..
Texas Paranormal Research will share their investigation results from some of the sites on the Ghost Walk in a special movie presentation at the McKinney Performing Arts Center! Civil War soldiers will share ghost stories around a camp fire next to the Two-Bit Taylor Inn at Chestnut Square.
*** New in 2011***
You Can Take an Additional Haunted Trolley Ride to Pecan Grove Cemetery!
Learn the spooky history of this landmark cemetery - one of the oldest in Texas! Established in the mid 1800's, Pecan Grove Cemetery is the resting place of over 203 veterans from conflicts in the 1800's including the Texas Revolution, Mexican War and Civil War (both Confederate and Union...wonder if they're still fighting??). The cemetery also includes the graves of a 20th Century Flying Ace and General Royal Baker who fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Your guide will share stories of those who are buried at the cemetery, which many say is haunted.
Space is limited, so make your reservations today!
The Haunted Trolley Ride to Pecan Grove Cemetery is $10 for adults, $5 for children.
If purchased in conjunction with a Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk ticket, the price is $5 for adults and children.
2011 Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk
This is a self-guided, self-paced Ghost Walk throughout Chestnut Square Historic Village and the downtown McKinney Square. Ticket booklets provide maps of the sites and storytellers at each site share the legends! Once you have your ticket booklet you can map out your route with stops in between for fun and food! Ticket booklets and wrist bands are available at Chestnut Square Historic Village and the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
Tickets prices are:
Adults: $12 in advance, $15 the night of the Ghost Walk.
Children 12 and under are $5. Children 3 and under are free.
Combined Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk and Haunted Trolley Tour of Pecan Grove Cemetery are:
Adults: $17 in advance, $20 the night of the Ghost Walk.
Children 12 and under $10. Children 3 and under are free.
Tickets purchased online for the October 22 Ghost Walk will be mailed through October 18. Any tickets sold after that date must be picked up at the Will Call table at Chestnut Square. Tickets purchased online for the October 29 Ghost Walk will be mailed through October 25. Any tickets sold after that date must be picked up at the Will Call table at Chestnut Square.
The 2011 Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk
Saturday, October 22th and Saturday, October 29th, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
includes the following legendary sites:
Chestnut Square Historic Village Dulaney House : Learn about the tragedies of the Dulaney family. Do people really see a child in white at the attic door? Learn about Corrine Dulaney at the Dulaney House. Is she the one people see?
Chestnut Square Historic Village Dulaney Cottage : Mrs. Dulaney spent years in mourning for her husband and child...see her in typical mourning attire at the Dulaney Cottage. Who is the man in black, the mysterious man that many claim to see in the dining room?
Chestnut Square Historic Village Taylor Inn : Civil War reenactors, Farmers Market visitors, people touring Chestnut Square all claim to have seen a man peering down from the second story of the Two-Bit Taylor Inn. Built in 1864, the Taylor Inn served as a stopping point on the stage coach line and later the train. For a quarter (two-bits), travelers received a bed and dinner and breakfast. Did someone stay after the stage coach left? Sit around the camp fire next the Taylor Inn, listen to ghost stories and see if you see the man in the window!
McKinney Performing Arts Center (formerly the Collin County Courthouse): Can you find the Lady in White that many have seen at dusk? Check out this photo provided by Juan Carlos of Entertainment Photos. Can you see the apparition in the window on the third floor to the right? Is it true that the plaster fell from the ceiling onto the jury box when Candy Montgomery was acquited? Go inside the McKinney Performing Arts Center and see the exhibits from the Texas Paranormal Researchers (TEXPART). They've visited the sites on the Ghost Walk and are ready to share their findings!
Churchills: (Formerly The Londoner) Watch out for flying forks and broken glass. What about the knife dropping down from above? Where did this ghost come from? Is it a man killed in a gunfight at this sight when it was a bar with a brothel upstairs? Is it a male spirit from a botched mass hanging nearby? Or is it a woman, as some believe, possibly a former resident?
The Old Collin County Prison: Can you see the shadow of the hanging man from the last public hanging in Texas? What about those metallic footsteps on the stairs?
Landon's Winery: Why is there a well at the back of the winery? Who makes those noises the winemaker hears? Beware of the bottles flying off the wall!
Main Street Magic and Fun Company: Why does the attic door open and clost itself? Who parts the curtains as if to look out? Did you hear footsteps? See the site of Mckinney's mostappalling tragedies where eight people died in 1913.
Who is the young man that is so helpful to customers? Or the older man who looks over the balcony? The lady in Victorian mourning attire? A new addition in 2010, Morningstar Treasures is full of ghostly stories!
The Pantry Restaurant:
Who is the shadow man that employees and customers report seeing? Did that pan just fly off the wall by itself? Come and hear the stories of a love triangle and a murder long ago!
Many thanks to our 2011 sponsors:
McKinney Community Development Corporation
McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
Main Street Magic and Fun Company
Sauce on the Square
New in 2011!!
The Ghostly Hauntings of Chestnut Square Tour
3rd Saturday of Every Month
Tours start at the Wilmeth Schoolhouse at Chestnut Square
Children under 12 not permitted. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult
Chestnut Square gets spooky at night! Are you brave enough for this two hour behind the scenes haunted tour of Chestnut Square? See audio and video clips collected by TexPart during their ghostly investigations of the houses at Chestnut Square. Take a lantern lit tour of the houses and hear their haunted histories! Amateur ghost hunting encouraged and EVP equipment available at a $10 additional charge. Make your reservations today! Call 972-562-8790 or contact us..
Private Guided Ghost Walks of Chestnut Square and the Historic McKinney Square are available year-round for groups of 12-30. Tours begin at Chestnut Square Historic Village and continue throughout the McKinney Historic District. Your docents will share the legends of McKinney with you. Ghostly sightings are not guaranteed, but shivery fun is! To learn more about the tours, call 972-467-9823 or contact us.