Published On: Oct 23 2012 10:21:26 AM EDTUpdated On: Oct 23 2012 10:26:40 AM EDT
In Ohio, tourism officials have created an experience around funeral home history. The Peoples Mortuary Museum in Marietta boasts a collection of classic hearses from past centuries, including this 1895 carriage.
The museum is part of a working funeral home. Visitors can arrange for tours by calling ahead.
Visitors to Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., might encounter the town's resident headless horseman.
Sleepy Hollow served as the inspiration for Washington Irving's famous 1820 tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
The story's setting was inspired by the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and its burial ground.
Washington Irving is buried in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The paranormal is considered normal in some New Orleans hotels, such as the Monteleone, where you can stay in a haunted room or ride an elevator that seems to have a mind of its own.
In New Orleans, "Voodoo Queen" Marie Laveau's tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. is a popular tourist stop.
In Scotland, the Balmoral Hotel's October guests will enjoy the hotel's Halloween Afternoon Tea, no doubt a pleasant affair worlds away from the Real Mary King's Close, a series of underground lanes and housing spaces located beneath the Royal Mile that lend themselves to visions of murder and disease
Charleston, South Carolina's Civil War history includes grim tools like this amputation kit, on view at The Charleston Museum.