Spirits of old Mount Dora will take form downtown near historic buildings, alleys and landmarks on four nights this month. Daring visitors will trail through the city's eerie past during Mount Dora Ghost Tours. Students of Montessori at Roseborough's adolescent program have teamed up with local historian and entertaining Mount Dora Ghost Tour guide Andrew Mullen. The students will play the parts of some of the unfortunate souls in Mount Dora’s history and step out of the shadowy past to tell their chilling stories to passersby.
Mullen is a veteran of telling macabre ghost walk tales tied to historic sites in downtown Mount Dora such as the J.P. Donnelly House, Dora Drawdy Lane, the Renaissance Building and Lakeside Inn and other downtown spots said to be haunted. The one-hour walking tour starts at Lakeside Inn, 100 N. Alexander Street, a national historic register building associated with many ghost stories. The tours begin at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, 15, 28, and 29.
A portion of the proceeds help finance a trip the sixth and seventh graders' trip to the Model U.N. Conference in New York City. For tour reservations call (352) 800-8178. Cost is $10 adults, $5 for children 12 and under.
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