Thursday, September 15, Batesville, Ark. — The Old Independence Regional Museum will launch a new tour called “Mayhem on Main Street” on Friday, October 14. Participants will be able to experience historic downtown Batesville, the oldest existing town in Arkansas, in a new and interesting way. The tour will include stories related to a cemetery, parks, and historic buildings. Travel the streets of old Batesville and hear chilling and true stories about our history. 
The Mayhem on Main Street tour storytellers, tour guides and historical character impersonators will provide visitors with an eerie and entertaining experience. The Mayhem on Main Street tour includes seventeen of the most popular historical sites on a 90-minute walking adventure. The tour will focus on the true stories of robbery, fires, murder, scandal, and more. Be sure to bring your camera and maybe even hunt for ghosts! 
“We are thrilled to launch this new tour,” stated Nestor Ruiz, volunteer at the Old Independence Regional Museum. “Historic Batesville is best seen by foot, and as such, we are excited to debut this insightful event.” Museum director, Mandi Curtwright, added “Nestor has done a lot of research to ensure factual information. Some of the stories will probably be very surprising!” 
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth 12 and under. The tour will begin in Maxfield Park located in downtown Batesville. Tickets can be purchased at Old Independence Regional Museum at 380 South 9th Street or online via Eventbrite.