Halloween has come and gone, but a few ghosts remain in downtown Macon as Candlelight Apparitions returns on Saturday at the Cannonball House.
Actors in period attire will represent some of the visitors Judge Asa Holt and his wife may have received in his home in the mid-19th century.
Guests include Howell Cobb, who served as governor of Georgia from 1851-53 and surrendered his troops to Union forces in Macon on April 20, 1865, according to georgiaencyclopedia.org, and Laura Nisbet Boykin, a musician and writer whose Civil War diary Shinplasters and Homespun was published by her granddaughter in 1975, according to findagrave.com.
Tour groups will go from room to room by lamplight, Cannonball House Education Coordinator Brenda Dobson said, adding that four tours will be conducted this year, one each starting on the hour, from 6-9 p.m.
The actors speak in period language, and they try to incorporate a little humor into the evening.
Kids really enjoy learning about who was here and the family who lived here. Their eyes get real big, Dobson said, adding that all visitors especially enjoy the ambience. There are a lot of people who have never seen the house this way before, by lamplight.
Last year was the first that the Cannonball House presented Candlelight Apparitions, and the response was so overwhelming that visitors had to be turned away. Groups are limited in size, and reservations, which are recommended, may be made by calling the Cannonball House, 745-5982.
For more information, visit www.cannonballhouse.org.
Candlelight Apparitions at the Cannonball House
When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St.
Cost: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6 and younger