Volunteers have been gearing up for a week for the annual Haunting History autumn tours at Dunbar Cave, which runs Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, at Dunbar Cave Natural Area on Dunbar Cave Road, in Clarksville. The event runs from 5-8 p.m..
It’s a family affair, with teams of guides taking children as young as three years of age (young children must be accompanied by a parent) through one section of the cave. What’s inside? The path through the cave will be illuminated with carved pumpkins. Inside the cave, three grottos are set up with young actors from the Roxy Regional Theatre offering stories and skits on the cave’s natural history.
Costumes are welcomed and encouraged, but anyone entering the cave, which is a living entity, must have proper footwear (sneakers, hiking boots) and should bring a flashlight. Dunbar Cave will also have flashlights available for a small refundable deposit. No photos can be taken inside the cave. The median temperature in the cave is cool, in the upper 50s.
At the visitors center, refreshments (including hot chocolate and spiced cider) will be served. Dunbar Cave T-Shirts and buttons will also be sold. Admission is $5.00 per person. For more information, call the Cave at 931-648-5526.