The Presque Isle Historical Society is starting to “scare” up volunteers for its 6th annual Haunted Lantern Tours. 


These “slightly scary, kinda’ creepy” true tales of Presque Isle visit 13 sites (well, of course, it is Halloween time!) around downtown.

The tours take place on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 with lantern-lit walking tours at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and trolley tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each night.

About 28 volunteers are needed from tour guides (not a speaking part) to historical re-enactors.  The 13 re-enactors each have a short script of about a paragraph to learn in advance and recite to tour-goers.  Volunteers of all ages from early teens to adults are welcome.  Community service hours are available for high school students.  Volunteers must be available both nights.


This is a great way to meet new people and learn about the history of Presque Isle!

A meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Fire Station at 11 Church Street for those interested in volunteering.

Presque Isle Historical Society’s mission is to study, preserve and promote the history, culture, heritage and physical artifacts of Presque Isle for present and future generations.


Visit their website to learn more at, call 762-1151, or e-mail them at