What You'll Get
Poltergeists' lives aren't all haunting and spooking; they actually spend most of their time fixing up their hill houses and being number-one ghost dads. Experience the authentic world of apparitions with today's Groupon: for $9, you get one adult ticket (an $18 value), or for $5 you get one child ticket (a $10 value) to Key West Ghosts and Mysteries Tour. Although this tour may seem like a frightful endeavor, it is family friendly. Tours usually take place nightly at 9 p.m., but it is encouraged to call 24 hours in advance for a reservation. If it rains, the tour will either be rescheduled or ponchos will be provided.
Key West Ghost and Mysteries Tour guides spirit-seekers in a 90-minute walking tour through the most spleen-chilling haunts in Florida's southern city. Groups begin their trek through the mythical underbelly at the corner of Duval and Caroline streets in the courtyard of the haunted Porter mansion. After snooping through the haunted Victorian medicine cabinets of potentially specter-ridden estates, you'll traverse through Key West's oldest graveyard and visit the town's original hanging tree, where public executions were once held. Amateur ghost groupies also explore supposedly haunted pubs where they may hear the whispering laments of passed-away patrons bemoaning the new smoking mandate that keeps them 15 feet outside at all times.
The tour guides are master yarn weavers, bringing to life some of Key West's ghastly history and urban legends, such as a wooden doll said to possess a dark voodoo spirit and Count von Cosel's morbid long-term preservation of his lover's corpse and expired Twinkie. Guests are encouraged to bring and use their cameras in case they experience the touch of a paranormal presence that, if they're lucky, may leave a bizarre blotch on their developed film.
TripAdvisors give Key West Ghost and Mysteries Tour an average of 4.5 owl eyes:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 24hr in advance; subject to availability. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.