Lucas Tavern ghost of the friendly hostess began to visit its occupants
Alabama’s Most Haunted reports:
The haunting of Lucas Tavern is a bit lighter than the rest. From 1820 to 1840, the tavern was a favorite upscale place for travelers to enjoy a clean bed and safe place to stay. It was run by Eliza Lucas, who found great joy in hosting her travel-weary guests. The tavern eventually became a private home for Lucas, and in 1980, long after her death, the tavern was restored to its former glory. That’s when the ghost of the friendly hostess began to visit its occupants. The most common sighting of Eliza Lucas is that of a short woman dressed in a Victorian dress waving kindly and smiling at passers-by in the doorway of the tavern. A favorite story of Eliza occurred while she attended a committee member meeting. When one member became hostile and angry in his response to a controversial topic, Eliza allegedly blasted a great puff of ash and smoke atop him to show him that his temper did not agree with her high standards for genteel Southern manners. Eliza is proof that some ghosts stick around simply to keep tradition alive. You can visit this ghostly Southern belle today at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery.
310 N Hull St
Montgomery, AL 36104