One Tank Travels: Haunted Tours of Little Rock

Although there is no official season for hauntings since they take place year-round, they seem to be more frequent as we approach All Hallows Eve. And that isn’t that far away. This Friday you can visit with some familiar “occupied” locations in Little Rock and North Little Rock by being a part of the Haunted Evening Tour. Haunted Tours of Little Rock will “introduce you to the ghostly side of Little Rock and the surrounding area” on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History,  located in the Old Arsenal, is where you join the group. The birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur, the building is considered by many to be one of the most spooky places in the South. Tours are every Friday evening from Sept. 14 through Nov. 2.

An on-board guide regales riders with tales about some of the most “spirited” buildings in the area. You’ll also learn about 19th century funeral customs and how they relate to modern-day beliefs. Stops include The Empress of Little Rock Bed and Breakfast, Curran Hall Visitors Center, Mount Holly Cemetery, and the Hanger House in Little Rock. The Baker House Bed and Breakfast in downtown North Little Rock is also visited.

Tickets are $30. Seating is limited and reservations are required. The trips last approximately two-and-a-half hours and participants are welcome to bring cameras. Visit or phone Linda Howell at 501-681-3857 for more information.

These tours are just the beginning of places to visit with former residents, shall we say? Additional information, including some first-hand accounts, can be found on the Haunted Arkansas page. You’ll find enough locations and descriptions to keep you scared for many months to come. Check it out…if you dare!

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