The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS) will host the annual Candlelit Tours events at the LeDuc Historic Estate on Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17. Candlelit Tours are offered at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day. Admission to the event is $10 per person ages 18+ and $8 for members of the Dakota County Histoirical Society and students ages 17 and under. Due to rising COVID numbers in the area, masks must be worn while inside the house. Tours will also be limited to 15 people to help with social distancing while in the house.
The LeDuc Historic Estate is located at 1629 Vermillion Street in Hastings. For more information or to register, please call the LeDuc Estate at 651-552-7548 or visit the Dakota County Historical Society website. Check-in for the event will be in the Simmons Shed, located on the grounds next to the LeDuc house. Lighting will be provided.
Using candlelight, visitors will take a tour of the dimly-lit 1866 Gothic Revival Mansion as they explore the history of Victorian spiritualism and seances. As visitors make their way through the house, they will hear stories of the site's past. Please note, this event may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. tour through the dimly lit house, visitors will explore the history of Victorian spiritualism and séances, hear haunting tales and eerie sounds from the ghosts of LeDuc's past. After hearing from each ghost, you will be given a clue that can be used at the end to answer a question. Some of the content may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.