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Spirit Tales Walking Tours of the Vancouver Barracks
Veteran and author Jeff Davis, who cowrote Weird Washington, will be conducting walking tours of the Vancouver Barracks every weekend this summer, with a narrative depicting the darker side of life on the historic U.S. Army post. “Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks” kicks off on Friday, July 7.
The 90-minute tour was designed by Davis, who served at the Vancouver Barracks for many years, and has first-hand experience with its history—both spooky and ordinary. There’s plenty of history to cover, as well, because the Barracks was founded in 1849, and members of the United States military served there until 2011. The tours start in the parking lot opposite Eatery at the Grant House at 1101 Officers Row.
“In those years, thousands of service members and their families, civilians, and prisoners walked its grounds. They left their mark on the land and the buildings, leaving behind many memories,” said Davis, “Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in the stories of the Vancouver Barracks’ past inhabitants. What is true and what is legend is for you to decide.”
Register online at ghostsandcritters.com for the tours, which are offered Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons through Labor Day. The cost is $15 for adults, $12 for youth 14 and under and people 61 and over. Tours are limited to 20 guests. If there are openings on the day of the tour, it’s also possible to pay onsite and participate. Contact Jeff Davis at 253-223-0125 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Here are the tour dates and times:
- Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, July 7 through Sept. 4
- Fridays: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
- Saturdays: 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m.
- Sundays: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- Monday, Sept 4: 2 to 3:30 p.m.