Dark & Spooky Tours for October

Ghosts & Hauntings of Pittsfield

Explore ghoulish legends of the historic Park Square district in this easy stroll around several iconic houses, venues, and other iconic buildings of downtown.

Oct 15, 17, 29, 31 @6PM – Beginning near Berkshire County Courthouse
$6. Email berkshirehomehistorian@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Ghosts & Hauntings of Pittsfield -for Kids

Taylor Staubach of Berkshire Family Hikes leads this family-friendly version of the classic ghost tour. Appropriate for all ages. Spooky fun with a dash of local history in this child-oriented walk.

Oct 18, 21, 25 & 28. $4 kids/ $6 Adults. Begins by the Berkshire Athenaeum on Wendell Ave. Please pre-register by email at https://berkshirefamilyhikes.com/contact-us/

Macabre Pittsfield: Dark Origins

Embark on a journey through the dirt and cobble-stoned downtown Pittsfield of the 1800s. A place of desecrated graves and skeletons in church basements, of rumsellers shacks, opium dens, and murders most foul…

Oct. 22& 24 @6PM Beginning at Pittsfield Common. $6. Email berkshirehomehistorian@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Macabre Pittsfield: Roaring 20s

Bootlegging, jewel heists, grisly murders, the KKK, and much more confront us as we step back 100 years in time to a Pittsfield that is very different, yet strangely familiar. 

Sunday, Oct 30 – 2pm. $6. Email berkshirehomehistorian@gmail.com to reserve your place.

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Author: Joe Durwin

Berkshire-based writer Joe Durwin's "These Mysterious Hills" has run on a semi-regular basis for over than a decade, first in the former Advocate Weekly (2004-2009) and iBerkshires.com (2010-2015), along with his local history column Sagas of the Shire. His work on lore and mysteries of the region has also been featured in Fate Magazine, Haunted Times, the North Adams Transcript, as well as William Shatner’s “Weird or What” on the SyFy Channel, Jeff Belanger's "New England Legends," MSG Films’ “Bennington Triangle,” and numerous other programs for public television and radio.

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