Beverly Lantern Tours
BEVERLY, W.Va. -- Beverly Heritage Center introduces Lantern Tours Oct. 13 and 27 led by Beverly resident Karl Mulac and other docents in period costume. Lantern Tours will explore the darker side of Beverly's historic district. Tours will leave from the Beverly Heritage Center each evening at 7:30 p.m. and will last about an hour and a half. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for Beverly Heritage Center members and children under 12.
The Beverly Heritage Center is located in the center of Beverly, six miles south of Elkins.
Off-season hours are Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with other days and hours by appointment. For more information about the Beverly Heritage Center, call 304-637-7424 or visit www.beverlyheritagecenter.org.
Candlelight Tour and Dinner
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Tickets are available for the annual candlelight tour of the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion on Blennerhassett Island on Oct. 12 and 13.
Costumed re-enactors let visitors experience social life of 200 years ago when Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett built their mansion on the wilderness island in the Ohio River in 1800. Music, dance and card games of the era will be re-created.
After debarking from the sternwheeler, hundreds of lanterns will light the gravel paths leading to the mansion. A harvest dinner will be served at the picnic pavilion and other food concessions will be offered, as will rides on horse-drawn wagons.
Reservations are required for the boat trip and tour; $25 for adults, $17 for children. The harvest dinner is $15 for all ages, with reservations due by Oct. 4. Call 304-420-4800.
The boat departs from the Blennerhassett Museum, Second and Juliana streets, on the half-hour from 6 to 8 p.m., and departs the island on the half-hour from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.