HOSTED BY THE HAUNTED ANTIQUE SHOP
Let us introduce you to some of our favorite "neighborhood haunts" — the ghosts and spirits of downtown DeLand, Florida.
— You'll visit 13 gently haunted locations, as well as several historic points of interest.
— You’ll hear true stories of the settlers who founded DeLand, including those who decided to stay here permanently.
— Along the way, we'll share dozens of vintage photos (75 in all), so you can picture life in DeLand as it used to be.
— This is an audio-visual tour that you'll access on your phone. It will work on any Android or Apple phone or device with Internet access.
— You may share your access code with one companion, so you can both see the images and photos on your own phones. Additional participants should purchase their own access codes for the tour.
— The tour includes photos, descriptions, detailed maps, and step-by-step walking directions. You can either read the text or listen to narration.
— The tour covers a walking distance of 11 blocks, just under a mile, on paved sidewalks and across level terrain. It’s wheelchair and stroller-friendly, too.
— The tour is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Well-behaved pets are also welcome in downtown DeLand.
— The tour is self-paced, and it generally takes an hour or two to complete. After your purchase, you'll have two full days to access it.
— The tour will take you full circle through downtown DeLand. It begins and ends near the landmark Athens Theatre at 124 North Florida Avenue. Parking in the area is free and plentiful.
Our walking tour is a sidewalk tour. While businesses along the route may be open to the public, this tour does not include admission to other venues, tours of the interiors, or access to private property. This tour is strictly a walking tour.
Gently Haunted Tours are based on our new book, Gently Haunted: True Stories from the Haunted Antique Shop.
If you have questions about this tour, text Corrine at the Haunted Antique Shop, at (386) 414-3794.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
Additional Gently Haunted Tours
1. Driving Tour: In addition to our gently haunted walking tour of downtown DeLand, we’d like to show you some of our favorite “neighborhood haunts” that are almost — but not quite — within walking distance. Let us guide you to another 13 gently haunted destinations within two miles of downtown DeLand. Click here to purchase the driving tour.
2. The Haunted Antique Shop's Paranormal Museum: Explore the Haunted Antique Shop's Paranormal Museum at your own pace, with an audio-visual tour that works on Android and Apple phones and devices. We'll guide you to more than 30 points of interest, including "Haunted Charlie," the ghostly guardian of the shop. Click here to purchase the paranormal museum tour.
3. FREE Bonus Tour: See DeLand's past come alive in vibrant full color. Take the Historic Mural Walk, courtesy of Visit West Volusia, the Mainstreet DeLand Association, the River of Lakes Heritage Corridor, and the State of Florida. To download the tour, visit tinyurl.com/delandmurals.
RESEARCH AND PHOTO CREDITS
Our Gently Haunted Tours would not be possible without the generous research assistance and historical images we’ve received from the West Volusia Historical Society, the Stetson University Library, the Volusia County Library, and the State Library and Archives of Florida. Many thanks to all the historians and librarians who helped!