Roam the streets of Albany’s past with Madam Maeve, your guide into the ghostly history that lurks in the nooks and crannies of the Capital Region. Together, we’ll cross the veil in search of historic Albany specters like Legs Diamond, the young Herman Melville Spouting Tales about a Whale in the Hudson and the cursed couple who shared Lincoln’s ill-fated theatre box – Henry and Clara Rathbone. We may even encounter other nameless specters, who have been known to appear without introduction.
Join theREP and Discover Albany’s Maeve McEneny-Johnson, as she walk the streets of Albany after dark in an attempt to unearth Albany’s past. Will we catch a glimpse of the infamous Woman in White? Do you know the story of the scallywags that made the Kenmore Ballroom their living haunt? Will Madam Maeve be able to conjure the spirits along the way? Walk with us as we unearth these ghosts and more!
This is a theatrical walking Ghost Tour that weaves a tale of some noted historical figures of Albany.
Starting point: 25 Quackenbush Square (Outside the Discover Albany Visitor Center). Ample parking is available at the Quackenbush Parking Lot. Please note Quackenbush Lot is a paid lot. You can easily pay using the Park Albany app. There is also free parking on the street on the weekend evenings. www.parkalbany.com/lots
Tickets are $25. Tours run for 2 hours beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4, 7, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25 and 27. Each tour accommodates 15 people.
This project is made possible in part by the City of Albany’s Albany for All funding program and President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP1752 awarded to the City of Albany, New York, by the U.S. Department of Treasury.