Gravely Ghost Walk Clocktower Tours

Organization Sponsor: Wolfville Walking Tours

Organization Partner: Acadia University


Program Description

The Gravely Ghost Walks are an hour and half historical production throughout the streets and cemeteries of Wolfville. Every second Thursday until October 29th with a special Halloween tour on the 31st. There is only room for 55 people on each tour Therefore, to avoid potential disappointment,
please book ahead. There are many Wolfville legends, both documented and folklore, worthy of perpetuation. In Wolfville's past there have also been incredible people who have called Wolfville home who have helped to form the backbone of this dynamic town. Let Jerome the gravekeeper and his ghostly friends inform and entertain.

At the same time, these tours are not intended to cause sudden heart attacks.
That would be bad for business. It's Family Friendly but, let's not kid ourselves, it's a history lesson, not every kid is into history.Reduce Your CHILLS, Please Dress Warmly!
The walks happen RAIN, SNOW or MOONSHINE (bring an umbrella if need be)

Program Approximate Cost: 

Student $5.00

Funding Sources: 

Students In Business Loan, Acadia Center for Social & Business Entrepreneurship

Strategies For Sustainability: 

This business idea captivates on the interest for physical activity in an interesting context. The stories are captivating as well the the locations for the tours. The story telling is done by performers in costume.

Impact Of Program: 

This tour is offered every second Friday from June till December. If the weather is good it can attract 50-60 participants a tour. Many students and youth take the tours. Some tours are just for youth. Many families participate.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feedback from participants.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

This projects uses the special spaces and history of Wolfville to create a fun, entertaining, healthy activity.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The weather is always challenging. It has been well attending inspite of modest promotion.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This project began in 2008.

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