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Clarksville Offers Hauntingly Good Time in October

September 27, 2023

Boo! Things are about to get a little creepy around Clarksville as October ushers in some spine-chilling options for encountering the area’s mysterious side.

Visitors can experience Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement in the dark during its Lantern Tours, Oct. 13 & 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Walk through the near-darkness and hear tales from Montgomery County’s past, some scary and some not, but all true. Do ghosts really wander the grounds? Perhaps you’ll find out!

Lantern Tour special event admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 6-12, and ages 0-5 are free. Space is limited, and advance registration is available at https://historiccollinsville.com/events/

Take a spooky stroll through the winding paths of Greenwood and Historic Riverview cemeteries during Cemetery Walking Tours hosted by the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center on Saturdays through Oct. 28. Hear tales full of local history and intrigue. Plus, learn about the cemeteries’ history and the notable figures interred there.

Greenwood Cemetery
Riverview Cemetery

The Riverview Cemetery has existed since February 23, 1800 (when Clarksville was no more than a village), on land donated by Valentine Sevier near the confluence of the Cumberland and Red rivers. Greenwood Cemetery is also one of Clarksville’s oldest active cemeteries, established in 1872.

Tickets for the walking tours must be purchased in advance and space is extremely limited. Please note, the grounds of Riverview Cemetery are not handicap accessible. For more information, visit customshousemuseum.org.

Don’t be frightened, but two popular events are wrapping up in October. Your last chance to experience Downtown @ Sundown is Oct. 20, and the final show of the Jazz on the Lawn concert series at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery is Oct. 28. Hurry, or you’ll be “witch-ing” you had gone!