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Haunting Experiences in Little Rock, Arkansas

October 2nd, 2018 by Sharon Welch-Blair

A Haunting We Will GoIt is  that time of year to enjoy haunting experiences in Little Rock, Arkansas.  It is also the time of year when goblins and creatures wander neighborhoods seeking goodies, candy and treats. Or suffer the tricks!  Little Rock’s preeminent ghost authority and author, Linda L. Howell, conducts her annual Little Rock Haunted Tours and The Empress offers “A Haunting We Will Go!” Haunted Tour Package.  The Empress and her spirits are proud to be part of this real paranormal tour. Tours begin on Friday, October 5,  from 7-9:00 P.M. and continue every Friday through the first part of November.  Contact Linda Howell at 501-681-3857 for information or questions.

On the Second Tuesday Evening of October, this year the 9th, add to Your Paranormal Journey!  Visit Mt. Holly Cemetery for Tales From The Crypt!  Come back to The Empress and enjoy our overnight package and a wonderful breakfast and dinner at Caio’s Italian Restaurant, all part of our “A Haunting We Will Go!” Package.  Spend an evening in the cemetery meeting its residents! No, they aren’t ghosts. No, they don’t rattle chains or scare anyone. These residents are students from the Drama Department of Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School in Little Rock. Drama students research a person buried in Mount Holly. Then, they dress in period costumes created by award-winning local Tales from the Cryptcostumer Debi Manire and deliver short monologues or dialogues to highlight the history and lives of their character. Audiences are led through the cemetery by guides with oil lanterns, stopping at the graves where student actors are stationed. Many local teachers award extra credit to students who attend.  Over a thousand people attend Tales of the Crypt every year, so go and que up early.  Admission is free to the public. Mt. Holly Cemetery gladly accepts donations!

Tour Guide Linda Howell presents “Haunted Little Rock”

October 10th, 2012 by Lisa

The Haunted America division of The History Press has recently released “Haunted Little Rock”, a book by Little Rock’s own Linda L. Howell.  The book provides pictures, stories and eyewitness accounts of reported “hauntings” in Little Rock.  Included in the book are tales of such landmarks as Mount Holly Cemetery, Robinson Center Music Hall, Reed’s Bridge and of course, The Empress of Little Rock.

Both history and eyewitness “sightings” are detailed in the book to give readers a fun and educational read.  Did you know that Curran Hall once had a “guardian” cat named Scout whose supposed job it was to protect the premises?  Have you heard the ghost exercising in the employee workout room in Little Rock City Hall?  Several employees say that they have.    Have you seen the grave of the Indian Woman “Elizabeth” in Mount Holly Cemetery?  If so, did you know that her body isn’t really there?  The marker was moved there by request of Albert Pike, but her body is still buried somewhere on the North Little Rock side of the river.

These stories and more will entertain and enlighten you as your read more about The Empress of Little Rock and other purportedly haunted spots in Little Rock in Linda’s book, available for purchase in The Empress gift shop.  We love the beautiful picture of The Empress on the cover!  You can also join Linda for Haunted Tours of Little Rock, every Friday night in October!!!  During the tour, Linda takes you to several of the Haunted spots in her book, starting at MacArthur Museum and entering The Empress for a view of our tower card room.  It is a frighteningly fun night for all!

Haunted History Makes for Eerily Awesome Tour!

September 25th, 2012 by Lisa

According to its website, “It is the objective of Haunted Tours of Little Rock to show you places located in the city’s Historic District, The Quapaw Quarter, where our prominent citizens once lived…….and some still do.” The Empress is proud to be a part of the tour, which takes you into the Hornibrook Mansion and up to the “haunted card room”, where you might be lucky enough to play a hand with Mr. Hornibrook.  The tour also takes it’s guests to such spookily familiar places as The Arsenal at MacArthur Park, Curran Hall, The Hanger House and Mt. Holly Cemetery.

The tour will run at 7pm on Friday nights through September and October.  If you can’t make the ghost tour, join The Empress for our regularly scheduled tour, offered every day at 11:30 and 3:00.  The cost is $7.50 and includes a tour of all three floors of The Empress of Little Rock  and an overview of its history.

Frighteningly Fun Tour!

July 7th, 2011 by Lisa

According to its website, “It is the objective of Haunted Tours of Little Rock to show you places located in the city’s Historic District, The Quapaw Quarter, where our prominent citizens once lived…….and some still do.” The Empress is proud to be a part of the tour, which takes you into the Hornibrook Mansion and up to the “haunted card room”, where you might be lucky enough to play a hand with Mr. Hornibrook.
If you can’t make the ghost tour, join us for our regularly scheduled tour, offered every day at 11:30 and 3:00.  The cost is $7.50 and includes a tour of all three floors of The Empress of Little Rock  and an overview of its history.