The third annual Myths of the Mountains kicked off Saturday evening at Fort New Salem.
Dressed up story-tellers take guests on a oil- lamp guided tour to five different stations. The tours start off with a brief orientation in the meeting house, and then guests visit multiple cabins, and learn the history of 19th century Fort New Salem, as well as hearing some Appalachian folktales.
"After orientation and learning some brief history, we have some story tellers in the McIntrye Cabin, blacksmith shop, the farm house, Waldo Run, and Greentree Tavern," said Dr. Joseph Audia, chairman for the Fort New Salem Foundation.
Audia said the tour is already a great success for the community.
“It's been an awesome response, this has been growing every year," said Audia. "Last year was phenomenal and tonight we probably started off with the amount of ticket sales that exceeds what we averaged per day last year.”
The tours begin every Saturday evening at 8 p.m. and the last tour begins at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Each tour is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long and they will be taking place every Saturday night for the rest of the month of July.
Tickets are $7 per person, children 10 and under are free with a paying adult.
For more information on Myths of the Mountain or any other events in Fort New Salem, visit their website http://www.fortnewsalemfoundation.org/index.htm