Halloween in Shreveport: Steve Smith’s Shreve Town Ghost Walk

Photo Note: Steve Smith hosts the Shreve Town Ghost Walk in downtown Shreveport.

With cooler weather arriving, the Shreve Town Ghost Walk – a walking tour of buildings in downtown Shreveport where paranormal activity has been reported – is hitting its peak season. I spoke to tour guide Steve Smith about the tours, which depart from the Caddo Courthouse, 501 Texas Street, 8 p.m., each Saturday night through Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. If you’ve ever wanted to take part in a Shreve Town Ghost Walk, the next few Saturdays are the most popular time of the year to do so.  

“Two weeks ago, I had one or two people show up for the tour,” Smith said. “Last week, 24 people showed up. That’s how big of a difference the cooler weather makes.” 

A photo of Steve Smith
Shreve Town Ghost Walk guide Steve Smith meets a group outside of the Caddo Courthouse at 501 Texas Street.

The Shreve Town Ghost Walk lasts one hour and forty-five minutes and visits, but doesn’t enter, buildings that are reported to be haunted. Smith, a history buff and a walking encyclopedia of ghost stories involving downtown Shreveport, dresses in period attire as one of his deceased ancestors. The cost to take the tour is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit www.shrevetownghostwalk.com or call (318) 200-0711.

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