This has nothing to do with the scary string of corruption at the Capitol.
The state Office of General Services today announced online registration is up for the annual “Capitol Hauntings” tours of the state Capitol.
The tours explore “the legends, folklore, and ‘ghost stories’ connected to the historic state Capitol,” the state said. One of the tales includes the night watchman who died in the Capitol’s massive fire in 1911, but still makes his rounds.
The tours begin Monday, Oct. 7 and run through Nov. 1.
“The Capitol Hauntings tour can’t be beat for a ghostly look at history in New York’s statehouse,” OGS Commissioner RoAnn Destito said in a statement. “Improving the Capitol for visitors has been a priority for Governor Cuomo since he took office. In addition to hearing spooky Capitol ghost stories, people on the tour will get a chance to see some of the many wonderful renovations completed at the Capitol, such as the refurbished Senate skylight and Hall of Governors.”
The “Capitol Hauntings” tours are free and open to the public. Tours are offered at noon and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Capitol is closed on weekends.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Individuals and groups of 10 or fewer may register online at www.ogs.ny.gov. Larger parties should call (518) 473-7582 to register.
“The tour lasts about an hour, but the chilling, ghostly tales might haunt you forever,” the news release said.