Another one of our not-so-hidden gems in Northeast Georgia is Banks County town Homer. Homer is the county seat, and the residents there have a dedicated and hard-working historical society that protects the historic landmarks of the town. We happened on the 1863-built courthouse and were intrigued. We found out that the historical society hosts the “Historic Homer Haunted Walking Tour” every October. Once home, we checked out their website and this looks like a fun, informative event they are putting together. We’re definitely going to check it out! Here’s the info:

2017 Historic Homer Haunted Walking Tour

Historic Homer Haunter Walking Tour - CourthouseThe Banks County Historical Society is hosting a fun, interactive “haunted” walking tour of the historic sites around Homer. Save the dates! October 20-21, and October 27-28, with tours beginning at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 each evening. The entire route is within the Homer Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The route is 4/10 of a mile on mostly flat terrain, lined with characters providing patrons with an interactive experience. However – this is a family-friendly event, so you don’t have to worry about blood and gore scaring you or your kids. All the tour characters are based on real Homer residents of decades past with stories to tell. The Banks County historical society is more interested in preserving oral history traditions than scaring you.

There are 18 stops, mostly centered around downtown Homer. Tickets are $10.00 and free for children under 13 when accompanied by an adult. They are accepting reservations now, so don’t miss out on this great local event! Find out more information on their Facebook page: Banks County Historical Society. Don’t miss it!


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