How to Scare Up Tickets to Evansville’s Old Courthouse Catacombs and House of Lecter
In my opinion, one of the most beautiful structures in the tri-state is the old courthouse in downtown Evansville. My family used to go a LONG time ago, when I was a kid, to visit when it hosted a Christmas attraction that's long since gone.
It's an incredible, historic old building--built in 1888--and it's an incredibly spooky building, too. That's why it is the perfect choice to house the Old Courthouse Catacombs. Phil Wolter and his teams have been scaring the daylights out of visitors since 1980, according to Eyewitness News/WEHT, and there are no plans to slow down. And, of course, it's not just the catacombs; there's also the House of Lecter, just a couple of blocks away.
In 2021, they led us into the Dungeon of Darkness.
In 2022, they'll take guests on a tour of The Burial Grounds. From oldcatacombs.com:
The Old Courthouse Catacombs and the House of Lecter present The Burial Grounds! A creepy dark Stairwell leads down to the Tomb of Unmarked Graves…where caskets have opened…and Spirits have risen to drift among the living in the Haunted Corridors. Beneath the Catacombs and House of Lecter lurks a Maze of tunnels….a world of Shadows and rooms filled with….BONES. Deep within the Burial Grounds you’ll enter the Spine-Chilling Funeral Parlor of “ The Missing Family” where you’ll hear faint moans and groans…as if someone is trying to Escape!!!
And if you're ready for a scary good time--and I know you are--you'll have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Old Courthouse Catacombs and the House of Lecter each weekday afternoon between 2 PM and 6 PM, Monday through Thursday, through October 27th. Just be caller 92 when you hear the blood-curdling scream and you're off on a frightening adventure.