- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 10, 2000


• DOORWAYS TO OLD VIRGINIA: The "Alexandria Lantern Light Ghosts and Graveyards" tour runs weekends through Nov. 12. Times: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Length of tour: One hour; covers six blocks in Old Town Alexandria. Cost: $6 per person age 13 and older, $4 for children ages 7 to 12. Children younger than 7 admitted free. Information: 703/548-0100.

• "HISTORIC HAUNTINGS": A one-night event from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28. Participating museums: Gadsby's Tavern, Carlyle House Historic Park, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Alexandria Archaeology also is a co-host. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 12 and older. Information: Office of Historic Alexandria, 703/838-4554; group reservations, 703/549-2997 (call by Oct. 21). Web site: https://ci.alexandria.va.us/oha.


• Dates and times: Oct. 27, 28 and 31, all at 7 p.m. Length of tour: One hour. Cost: $9 for adults, $5 for school-age children. Information: 410/263-5401; reservations are required.


• Dates and times: Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 6 through Nov. 4 at 7 and 9 p.m. each night. More tours will be added as Halloween approaches; call for details. Cost: $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for children. Length of tour: 90 minutes. Information: Frederick Tour and Carriage Co.: 301/694-7433; Web address: www.frederickcarriage.com.


• HOWARD COUNTY TOURISM COUNCIL: Dates and times: Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 25 at 8:30 p.m. Other tour times added each night based on reservations, which are required. Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors age 55 and older and children age 12 and younger. Length of tour: 75 minutes. Information and reservations: 800/288-8747.

• PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE: Dates and times: Oct. 21, 22, 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tours are self-guided. Cost: $4 per person. Length of tour: 35 minutes. Information: 410/465-8500.


• HISTORIC FARNSWORTH HOUSE: Dates and times: Runs nightly year-round based on number of reservations per night. Tours run continuously through the evening on October weekends. Cost: $6 for adults and children older than 7. Children 7 and younger admitted free. Length of tour: One hour. Information: 717/334-8838; Web site, www.gettysburgaddress.com/HTMLS/ghostwalk.html.

• MARK NESBITT'S ORIGINAL CANDLELIGHT WALKING TOUR: Three tours are available: Baltimore Street, Seminary Ridge and Carlisle Street. All tours are $6.50 per person, and reservations are recommended. Information: 717/337-0445.


• Dates and times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Nov. 4. Reservations are required. Cost: $2 per person. Length of tour: One hour. Information and reservations: Tour leader Shirley Dougherty 304/725-8019.

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