Haunted side of Pleasanton comes to 'life' starting today

Discover the spooky spirits that call Main Street home

Discover the spooky spirits that call Main Street home in a two-hour Ghost Walk tour led by Museum on Main volunteers beginning today.

"Ghost Walk is a unique experience that has successfully brought the haunted side of Pleasanton to 'life' through the stories and experiences collected from psychics, ghost hunters and shop workers over the years," said museum executive director Jim DeMersman.

The family-friendly Ghost Walks have been held for more than 10 years and are a popular event, drawing about 1,200 participants each Halloween season.

"Ghost Walk is more spooky than it is scary," DeMersman said. "It's not a haunted house type of program where people jump out to scare you."

Pleasanton's teen improv troupe, Creatures of Impulse, will return to take part in the tours. DeMersman noted they are a great addition to the Ghost Walk.

"They are so fun playing the many roles of the downtown ghosts, and we are pleased they will be back again this year," he said.

Tours depart the museum, 603 Main St., every 30 minutes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16; Saturday, Oct. 17; Friday, Oct. 23; and Saturday, Oct. 24. Tours take place rain or shine, and costumes are encouraged.

Many of the tour times sell out, so advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 462-2766 or in person at Museum on Main. Prices are $18 for adults, and $13 for children 12 and younger.

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