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Huntsville and Madison Ghost Walk

  • Downtown Huntsville and Madison
  • Huntsville, AL 35801
  • (256) 509-3940
Take a walking tour with local historians in period costume to learn what was happening here during the
war. Huntsville was occupied, on and off, for three years. Spies, Lies and Alibis is a well-researched compilation of stories such as the pro-Union man who nailed an American flag to his roof and spied on his neighbors; the fate of six brothers who fought for the Confederacy; the Huntsville native who ordered the first shot fired at Ft. Sumter and many more. Take the Civil War Bones tour through Maple Hill Cemetery and see the grave of Abraham Lincoln’s brother-in-law; “General J,” a Union officer who fell in love with a local girl and married her; the man whose dramatic escape from a Union prison was detailed in the secret diary he kept and many more.
If something a little lighter sounds more fun, take the Mischief and Mayhem Tour and hear, among other
things, about the downtown hamburger restaurant that offered “home delivery” of a different kind; the
antics of Huntsville-born Tallulah Bankhead; and a prison break in broad daylight.
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