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Get in the Spirit and Go ‘Soul Searching’ in New Braunfels

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Do you have a natural curiosity about history? Are you also brave enough to go tromping through a cemetery at night? Then the Soul Searching (Night Ramblings in the Comal Cemetery) tour of New Braunfels’ historic Comal Cemetery might be right up your alley. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation department, hear the stories of the illustrious souls who had a hand in shaping New Braunfels, told by actors in living history portrayals.

October 6 & 7, 2017

Soul Searching Tour

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The event will be held on October 6 and 7, 2017 at the Comal Cemetery. In the historical narratives, volunteer actors dressed in authentic costumes will be stationed at different gravesites, where they will re-enact the lives of some of the town’s residents. Get to know some of the folks whose names you might recognize from New Braunfels’ public parks, schools, and downtown businesses.

Historic Comal Cemetery

Cemetery Walking Tour

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The Comal Cemetery was established in 1868. It encompasses twenty-five acres and has 12,550 burials to date. The Comal Cemetery was designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery by the Texas Historic Commission in 2000. This event is family friendly and funds raised will be used for cemetery improvements. This is a walking tour but golf cart tours are available for individuals who need assistance walking. Tours by golf cart are offered during the first tour of both nights.

Tickets on Sale Now

Man in cemetery

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Tickets are on sale now and it’s recommended that you purchase them soon, as this is a very popular event that is sure to sell out (because everyone is dying to go!) Bring your friends and your adventurous spirit to this event. What better way to kick off the Halloween season? For more information, go to the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation website, visit their Facebook page, or call 830-221-4350.