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Spooky Tourist Series - Bartow Wonder House


In our new blog series "Spooky Tourist," we discover nearby authentic, scary places to visit in Central Florida! If you're already making your way out of the Orlando or Tampa areas, why not make the most of your trip by seeing unique things?


Location: Bartow Wonder House AKA the Bartow Mystery House

Distance to Sir Henry's Haunted Trail: 22 miles / 30 minute drive

Other items to do in the neighborhood: The Polk County Sheriff Haunted Jail Tour, then eat under the indoor tree at Charm City Seafood

 

One of Florida's original tourist attractions, the home was built in 1926 by Conrad Schuck. It's a four story structure made from concrete, railroad track reinforced walls, hand laid mosaic tile work, and a water filtration system that acted as an early version of air conditioning. The home is said to be haunted, and is packed with many unique architectural features that history buffs, design fans, and paranormal enthusiasts will all equally love.


Even though the tour is thematic in a spooky fashion, there are no scare actors who will jump out and scare you. The tour is family friendly.


To see the Bartow Mystery House for yourself, you must book a tour slot in advance and pay in cash when arriving. It is recommended you wear comfortable shoes, wear bug spray, and do not carry any heavy/cumbersome bags that could potentially catch on and knock over items. When visiting the basement, a facial covering is recommended, if you have respiratory issues. Thank you to Mark Muncy from Eerie Florida for this exclusive invite!



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WARNING: Entering Sir Henry's Haunted Trail entails known and unanticipated risks that may result in physical and emotional injury. Risks may include: slipping, falling, collision with fixed objects or other participants, bruises, twists, sprains, breaks, seizures, and possibly death. DO NOT ENTER this attraction if you suffer from asthma, heart conditions, are prone to seizures, physical ailments, have respiratory or any type of medical problem, are pregnant, or suffer any form of mental disease, including claustrophobia. By reading this warning, you understand that such risks are to be expected when entering any haunted attraction, including Sir Henry's Haunted Trail. These risks cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of this activity. By purchasing a ticket to Sir Henry's Haunted Trail, it is expressly understood that you have been made aware of these risks and you agree to assume all the risks existing in this activity. Your participation is purely voluntary and you elect to participate in spite of the risks. We reserve the right to eject or refuse admission to any person whose conduct is objectionable. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee that you will be able to experience all of the offerings in one evening - it is recommended that guests come early or purchase a Front of the Line pass to get the most out of their experience. No refunds on tickets and no reselling of tickets is permitted. Reach out to customer service to move your date/time slot to another date/time slot, and we will be happy to accommodate as best we can.