The 2013 Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk will be two shivery nights!!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
TexPart 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.
2013 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! The night of the event, ticket booklets and wrist bands are available at Chestnut Square Historic Village and the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
The following sites will be featured on the 2013 Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk:
***New in 2013*** Goodies Texas on the McKinney Square. Details and picture to follow.
Churchills Pub in Historic Downtown McKinney
The knife throwing spirit has been especially active in 2013 according to recent paranormal investigations (AND from those who work and frequent the Pub). Where is this spirit from ? What about the history of Churchills has left them with this legacy?
Landon Winery in Historic Downtown McKinney
This bottle moving spirit loves to rearrange the wine bottles and play with the door of the restroom. Is the spirit linked to the open underground well in the winery? Or is there something elsei n the history of Landon Winery that makes the spirit restless?
Main Street Magic & Company in Historic Downtown McKinney
The original site of one of the worst disasters in McKinney this building is very spirited!! Whose footsteps are those late at night? Who is opening and closing doors and moving curtains?
Morningstar Treatures in Historic Downtown McKinney
Originally a favorite hardware store in downtown McKinney, it seems that some of the help and customers still come back to visit on occasion. Who is the older man that watches over the store from upstairs? Who is the lady in Victorian clothing? What draws them back to the site of the J.P. Dowell Hardware Store?
The Old Collin County Prison in Historic Downtown McKinney
The site of the last public hanging in Texas....well, need we say more? Come on out and see if you can see and feel the spirits that made the workers renovating the building in the late 1990's refuse to work at night!
The Former Collin County Courthouse, Now the McKinney Performing Arts Center in Historic Downtown McKinney
The site of many of Collin County's most notorious trials, MPAC is left with a legacy of spirits of those unhapy with the justice that was dealt out. A lady in white peers down from above, and late night workers hear muffled talk throughout the building. TexPart Paranormal will also share their findings at all of this year's sites in a presentation and video at MPAC.
The Dulaney House, Dulaney Cottage and Faires House
at Chestnut Square Historic Village
The gentleman in black...is that cigar smoke he leaves behind at the Dulaney Cottage. What is he waiting for? The young girl in white at the Dulaney House...why did she stay behind? The angry spirit that sometimes throws items across the room in Faires House (McKinney's oldest standing house). The spirits at Chestnut Square are ready to meet you at the Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk!
Tickets prices for the Ghost Walk are:
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 the night of the Ghost Walk.
Children 12 and under are $5. Children 3 and under are free.
Tickets for the October 26 Haunted Trolley Tour are:
All: $10 in advance, $15 the night of the Tour.
Advance ticket sales are closed for the October 19th Ghost Walk. Tickets are available at 5:30 p.m. at the following locations:
The Dulaney House at Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St.
McKinney Performing Arts Center in Downtown McKinney
Morningstar Treasures in downtown McKinney
Click here to purchase advance tickets online for the October 26th Ghost Walk.
Click here to purchase advance tickets online for the October 26th Haunted Trolley Tour.
Tickets purchased online for the October 19 Ghost Walk will be mailed through October 15. Any tickets sold after that date must be picked up at the Will Call table at Chestnut Square. Tickets purchased online for the October 26 Ghost Walk or Trolley Tour will be mailed through October 22. Any tickets sold after that date must be picked up at the Will Call table at Chestnut Square.
The 2013 Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk
Saturday, October 19th and Saturday, October 26th, 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!
Many thanks to our 2013 sponsors:
McKinney Community Development Corporation
McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
Main Street Magic and Fun Company
Sauce on the Square
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! Make your reservations today! Call 972-467-9823 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.