Q. When are tours given?
A. Check our "Book a Tour" page for current scheduled tours. Generally, year-round, we have tours running every Friday and Saturday evening, some Sunday evenings, and occasional weeknights. Many more tours are scheduled during the month of October. We begin to assemble ourselves in WildArt 15 minutes before the tour time to get waivers signed and get paid up. We will start promptly at the tour’s start time! Private group tours can also be arranged to fit your schedule.
Q. How much is the tour?
A. Tour fee on Friday and Saturday is $25 per adult, $20 for children (12 and under) and does not include gratuities for your guide. Special weekday and Sunday night tours are $30 per person.
Q. Is the tour ok for children?
A. Our tour is not recommended for small children due to the distance and uneven pavement. The tour does not hold the interest of small children/toddlers, so they inevitably become bored and disruptive. Although, the Covington Ghost Tour is a great idea for private parties! These private tours may be made age appropriate for ages 8 and up. Our tour is led by skilled storytellers, we do not use dramatics. On the other hand, you can rest assured that nothing jumps out at us, there is nothing done by our tour guides that is intended to startle.
Q. What should I bring with me on the tour?
A. We recommend that you bring a Flashlight (the more we have the better, but please refrain from shining at private residences!), umbrella (if necessary), good walking shoes, a camera, insect repellent (if necessary), and an open mind! Also – an empty bladder! There are no public restrooms available on the route but you are welcome to use those at WildArt before we leave. Otherwise, you’re welcome to bring any beverages with you that you don’t mind carrying. Many attendees have been known to bring along a thermos full of hot beverages for cold weather tours, or cold beverages for the warmer weather tours.
Q. Where can I read more about what we saw on the tour?
A. We have a wonderful Visitors Center with a lot of informational pamphlets and books about local history.
Q. Are private ghost tours available?
A. Yes! Please email us at email@example.com to inquire about details.
Q. Do we go in any buildings? Do we ride in a hearse, car, or bus?
A. We are outside for most of the tour time. We have been invited to venture inside a few locations if schedule allows. We have no old hearse or old trolley car to shuttle us around, we’re on foot the entire time. We pride ourselves on no gimmicks, no fake accents, no costumes, no acting. The captivating history of Covington and the Ghost tour is fascinating enough without them! There are a couple of locations we do not get to approach directly, but these locations are interesting and important to Covington's colorful past, so we feel strongly about including them. Either they are private residences, so we must respect their private property, or they are off-limits after dark (i.e., the mortuary) for good reason.
Q. How long does the tour last?
A. Plan on 2.5 hours! From start to finish, we cover 1.2 miles.
Q. What is the tour’s address?
A. If you wish to plug the tour’s address into a GPS system, mapquest, etc. use this address: 1105 Washington Street, Covington, GA 30014. Location of WildArt LLC Gallery. Any correspondence can be mailed to this address or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. What happens if it rains?
A. We will still run the tour as long as we have at least 6 willing attendees, and will not cancel a tour ourselves unless the conditions are unsafe. We also have a generous rain check policy. If you’d like to start the tour, you have up to an hour to decide if you’d like to continue on or not. If you feel the weather is too uncomfortable to continue on for the entire tour, and if it’s still within the first hour of the tour, simply ask your tour guide for a rain check and you will be given rain check(s) to come at another time of your choosing. If the weather is severe enough to warrant a cancellation on our part, we will contact everyone that made reservations. Please be sure that you provide us with a good contact phone number in your emailed reservation. If you have not heard from us about a cancellation, our guide will be at the WildArt Gallery starting spot, ready to run the tour.
Q. Why do I need to sign a liability waiver?
A. Because we cannot be held responsible for what may occur if you get frightened and go running into oncoming traffic or any other dangerous scenarios caused by your reactions.
Q. Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
A. We are totally wheelchair accessible. Call if you have any questions. 404-455-1594
Q. Why do everything through email?
A. We prefer to have reservations done through email so that we can keep your emails in an email file. We need a paper trail in case we need to contact you due to severe weather.
Q. Will I be able to witness paranormal activity on this tour?
A. Unexplainable activity happens frequently on the streets of Covington. Of course, we cannot guarantee anything. We don’t trust that every little thing that tourgoers tell us is in fact paranormal in nature, but oftentimes, we cannot explain away what people are feeling, seeing, hearing, sensing, etc. We receive many photos from tourgoers as well, indicating what they feel to be paranormal in nature. We cannot possibly post them all on our website, but have posted a few on our new “Photos” page.
Q. I sent a Reservation request through email, but have not received a confirmation email.
A. Please check your Spam/Junk folders. Most often, when people call or email to say they have not received their Confirmation Email, it can be found there. If you still don’t see it, try sending it to us again.
Q. Can I bring my dog(s) ?
A. Unfortunately, no. Some people are so frightened by even the smallest dogs, they may have to leave in a panic upon finding out that a dog is going to be with us on the tour. Ghosts? No problem for them, but dogs? Whole other story.
Q. Is there a maximum number of people that you allow on the tours?
A. Yes and no. There isn’t an exact number that we stop every tour at, and it also depends on the time of year. October brings in bigger groups, especially on the weekends. We all wear portable microphones, so you should never have issues in hearing us. We WILL indicate tours as FULL on our website, and then add more tours, if demand is high. If the tour you’re interested in attending is on the online Schedule, and not indicated as FULL, it is still available. The sole reason we require reservations is so that we can know ahead of time how many people we’re expecting. If it is getting large, we’ll bring in another guide and split the group up.
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