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This was a fun tour! Our guide, Elizabeth, was fantastic! With a sense of theater, she delivered a great history of Charlotte with, of course, emphasis on the spooky. I really appreciated how she was able to pull together topics throughout the whole tour, making it more like a conversation as opposed to a list of facts. While not excessively physically strenuous, it might be a bit tough for very small children or people with mobility problems without assistance, it's about 1 1/2 hrs. I recommend this tour!
This was so much fun! Our guide was quite animated and brought the history, the lore and stories to life. Charolette is a fascinating place chalk full of history. Our tour was in some rain but our guide knew of all the undercover options and it did not dampen the tour at all.
Our class of 20+ had a great time learning about the history of popular buildings, businesses, and architectural structures in Uptown Charlotte. Everyone got something valuable from our community "field-trip" as we used this as opportunity to expose students the city of Charlotte and to also bond with their newly revealed upperclassmen mentors. What a great way to have safe and spooky fun during the season of Halloween! Leadership Journey Learning Community really enjoyed our tour guide Laura Aguirre!
Another fun way to enjoy Uptown is a ghost tour. First time doing a local one and was excited about all the ghostly tales Uptown is hiding beneath its facade. The tour was 1 1/2 hour. It was a short loop from the Truist Center ending at the Settlers cemetery/dog park on W 5th street/N Church st., so it was not a very extensive walk. The tour had more of a historical storyline background than current haunting experiences on highlighted structures and sites. So, don't expect any scary stories to date. However, it was great to learn some historical facts and to see the "other side" of Uptown at night. Our tour guide was upbeat and a fun storyteller who made sure we hear him even over loud vehicles passing by Tip: Make sure to take pictures whenever you can. You might just catch something unexpected! Also wear comfy shoes. Some of the side streets are dark with uneven pavements. Best to have your feet protected. Park at Truist parking garage if you want to be close by the meeting place.
It was pretty fun learning some of the history of Charlotte. Our guide was totally into it, which made the experience totally cool. He had a catch phrase and everything: "you never know what's right beneath your feet". While we didn't see any ghosts, it was a good time for sure.