Photo Gallery of Our Tours

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At our October tour, we were favored with a full moon!

 

The Old Wilkes Jail housed many prisioners during it's long existance, the most famous being Mr. Tom Dula. Tom was made famous when the Kingston Trio recorded the familiar "Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley" tune. He was arrested and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster. He must have really liked our jail, because he never left.
The Old Jail
Gathering for Tour
Gathering for Tour
Gathering for Tour
The Hearse
The Hearse
The Hearse
The Hearse

The Hearse
The Old Jail
The Old Jail
The Old Jail
The Old Jail
The Old Jail
The Old Jail
The Old Jail
       
The Old Jail      
The Tory Oak stood for centuries in this little corner of Wilkesboro. During the 1700s, Col. Ben Cleveland used the oak to hang Tories on. The original oak died several years ago and was replaced by a younger version.
Tour group at the Tory Oak
The Tory Oak
The following pictures are of the Brown-Cowles home. This civil war era home has the original slave kitchen in the back of the house. The spirit of a little girl killed in a wagon accident haunts the grounds.
Eric's Tour
The porch of the Brown-Cowles House
Slave Kitchen
Slave Writing on Wall
Eerie Tour Group
The Fog
Is it a ghost?
Lights in the fake fog
Tour Group
Tour Group
Tour Group
       

The historic Smithey Hotel is the home of several ghostly apparitions. If you are lucky, you might encounter Mr. Smithey himself.
A group listens to stories about the Old Smithey Hotel.
The old Smithey Hotel
Ghost Tourist
       

Mr. Robert Cleveland is believed to be the oldest home in Wilkes County. It was moved from it's original site (Purlear) to the current site in downtown Wilkesboro. It brought it's ghost with it.
Robert Cleveland House
The kitchen in the old cabin
The kitchen
       

Pictures from the old grave yard.
The old grave yard
The old grave yard

Other pictures along the way...
The Museum
The Sign