Haunted Taft

There will be ghostly goings on in Lincoln City’s Taft District on Friday, April 19, when a full moon rises over a new season of Haunted Taft.

First launched in October 2018, this spooky walking tour became an overnight sensation with sold-out tours and rave reviews. Tour guides weave history, local lore and first-hand accounts together as they lead guests through the historic district, pausing at “haunted” locales to tell stories. Ghosts and creatures roam Taft during the tour, creating delightful surprises around every corner.

“We’ve added new stories for 2019 and expanded to offer the tour April through October,” said Shellie Stuart, Haunted Taft’s tour director and executive director of the Bay Area Merchants Association. “I’ve had so much fun sifting through old photos and articles at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. I’ve taken that research and combined it with eerie stories related by those who live and work in the Bay Area to create authentic tales of local hauntings. There’s no shortage of strange happenings in Taft — I doubt we’ll run out of new material any time soon.”

“We’re also delighted to have a new home base,” Stuart added. “The Sapphire Center provides the perfect space and atmosphere for guests to check-in and get comfortable before the tour begins.”

Beginning on Friday, April 19, the tour will be offered monthly on the full moon, with a special tour and bonfire during the summer solstice in June. Tours take place several times a week in October. For the complete schedule or to purchase tickets, go to HauntedTaft.com.

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