Day 17: The Old City and a Creepy Crawl
Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
31Trip End Jul 13, 2013
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We walked around downtown for about 3 hours. A good part of the Old City section is now a pedestrian mall with unique shops. There are lots of art galleries and trendy restaurants. In the middle of downtown is Flagler College, most of which is located in a huge old hotel. City Hall was once an old hotel as well. Both are beautiful. Too bad we didn't have one of the boys with us so we could have faked a college visit to get inside the historic buildings of Flagler!
After dinner, we headed back in town to our Creepy Crawl, a haunted pub crawl in the old city section
Our first bar was called The Mill Top Tavern. Anytime a structure is renovated or built new, the city requires archaeologists to do a survey of the location. On the site of The Mill Top they discovered a burying ground of human limbs, not entire bodies, just limbs. They also found musket balls with teeth marks in them. This lead the archaeologists to conclude that this site was once a military hospital of some kind where amputations took place. More than likely the musket balls were placed in the mouths of the injured to bite on while getting an amputation. Needless to say, there are many stories of spirits inside the bar looking for limbs and a drink to ease their pain.
Our second stop was at cigar bar called Stogies. It is located in one of the oldest houses in this section. There are many accounts of spirits touching you will you enjoy your beer and cigar. Ghosts have been seen going up and down the stairs as well as locking people in the bathrooms. The bar is located downstairs and there is a dark sitting room upstairs. You can get the beer of your choice and a cigar for $5.00. Danny enjoyed the rest of our tour smoking his stogie. I got the deal as well, but passed my cigar off to him. I've smoked a cigar and drank before...once was enough for me!
Our third and last stop was called The Backyard at Meehan's
The pub crawl was a fun way to learn a little about the city and meet new people. We may have to try this in another city!
Mindy & Danny