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March 25, 2010

Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours to begin April 1

Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours will begin its sixth full season of operation on Thursday, April 1, with an Opening Night tour beginning at 8 p.m.

Organizer, Bruce Markusen, says this promises to be an especially intriguing season of tours, given the ongoing investigation by the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters. The Ghost Hunters are investigating The Otesaga Resort Hotel and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for paranormal activity.

For the third consecutive year, spring and summer ghost tours will be offered seven nights a week, from April through August. Each nightly tour will begin at 8 p.m., departing from Pioneer Park. As always, reservations are required and can be made by calling 547-8070, or by e-mailing

This year’s tours will feature stories about the Hall of Fame, the Christ Episcopal Church Churchyard, and the famed house known as Greencrest, in addition to other favorite old sites. Sunday night tours will spotlight The Otesaga. The tours will also feature the history of the village of Cooperstown, including the exploits of prominent citizens like Judge William Cooper and author James Fenimore Cooper.

Tour prices will remain the same: $15 for adult and $10 for children (ages6-12). Children 5 and under are free. Group rates are available. All tours depart from Pioneer Park, located on the corner of Main and Pioneer streets. The ghost tours are intended to provide both tourists and local residents with an opportunity to learn more about the village’s rich history of ghostly sightings and haunted houses, including Byberry Cottage, theskeleton at the River Street Wall, the ghosts of Pomeroy Place, and The Otesaga.

The Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours season will continue in September and October, with fall ghost tours being offered on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights. The September-October fall tours will take place at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www., or call Bruce Markusen at 547-8070.

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