Walking backward while talking is useful for leading a tour, demonstrating a moonwalk, or retreating from a room full of ominously staring toddlers. See the reverse saunter put to good use with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one adult ticket to the Haunted Civil War Barbecue and Wine Tour (a $60 value)
- $19 one kid’s ticket to the Haunted Civil War Barbecue and Wine Tour (a $52 value). Kid’s tickets are only valid for children 12 and younger. <p> Each ticket includes:
- Ghost Walk tour of the Landon House Mansion and Estate
- Barbecue dinner and two glasses of wine (two soft drinks with kid’s ticket)
- Signed piece of Confederate money from Johnny Reb<p>
On September 15, October 13, November 17, and December 15, charismatic host Johnny Reb joins guests at the historic Landon House Mansion for a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on the site of the original Sabers and Roses Ball held in 1862. Guests drink wine and feast on a barbecue dinner with sides of baked beans, mashed potatoes, and applesauce, and dessert. They then set out for a haunted history tour of the mansion and estate at 8:15 p.m. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.<p>
Landon House Mansion
After purchasing the antebellum Landon House Mansion in 1999, Kevin Dolan realized he had a problem: How does one person maintain a 268-year-old 12,000-square-foot estate? He realized he would need to make other people care about the property as much as he did. Today, Dolan shares his passion for history under the guise of Johnny Reb, a character modeled after General J.E.B. Stuart. Audiences now crowd into the Landon House Mansion to watch him orchestrate the Sabers and Roses show, which pays homage to the legendary 1862 ball that took place before the Battle of Antietam, before embarking on a tour of the historic mansion and estate. Built in 1754, the mansion played a pivotal role in the war as a base for both Confederate and Union soldiers. Despite the sometimes campy trappings, every event aims to educate guests about the history and significance of the estate’s role in the war. The proceeds of Dolan’s creative ventures go toward keeping the historic landmark from falling into disrepair, and his role as the Haunted Landon tour guide landed him on an episode of A&E’s Psychic Kids.