Don't care for the haunted attractions full of chainsaw wielding monsters, things that jump out and scare you, and strobe lights and other special effects? Why not try one of these historic haunted walks or tours, which feature "true" tales of spooky ghostly happenings along with historic homes and sites festively adorned in Halloween style.
In Jeannette, Westmoreland County, experience a chilling look at the eighteenth century on the American frontier at Bushy Run Battlefield on Saturday, October 22nd, as historical reenactors frighten you with scenes and stories from Pontiac's War on a special Haunted History Hayride & Candlelight Walk.
Also this weekend, October 21-22, 2011, the Manchester Historic Society will sponsor its annual Haunted Tales of Manchester tour through the streets of old Allegheny City. Enjoy special celebrity readers as they share spooky stories 130 years in the making. A unique high-tech presentation promises to merge reality and fantasy.
For a slightly different haunted experience, RiverQuest Spirits of the Riverfront conjures up 13 ghastly tales spun by crew members in buccaneer regalia as you spend two hours exploring Pittsburgh rivers aboard the world's first green vessel built expressly for education. Tours this Friday, October 21, and next, October 28, 2011.
Depreciation Lands Museum in Allison Park is offering a fun and not-very-scary family Halloween Lantern Tour this Saturday, October 22nd. Costumed guides lead the way with their lighted lanterns and you might even catch a glimpse of the resident ghost - The Deacon!
In Fayette County, the 222-year-old Nemacolin Castle offers Candlelit Halloween Ghost Tours with stories of documented ghostly experiences that have occured within the castle walls every Saturday and Sunday in October, plus Halloween Monday.