“An engaging storyteller and she had a perfect mix of history with just a touch of creepy. Our kids loved it as well…” – Jenn
“I love Maine history and I love mysteries, so haunted history was a natural match for me,” declares Sally Lobkowicz, Owner of Red Cloak Tours.
As a researcher and writer specializing in history, Sally, with the help of her husband Greg Latimer, put these talents to work learning about the towns of Midcoast Maine. Now called a “Maineologist” by some, she shares many areas of Maine’s history through Red Cloak Tours.
Pouring over the dusty pages of public and private collections they found plenty of interesting topics. The pair also surfed the Internet for leads about Maine mysteries. While conducting personal interviews and utilizing local libraries and historical societies, things began to come together. Soon the first Haunted History Tour was created just in time for the 2007 Halloween season in Damariscotta.
As time went on, more tours were developed throughout Maine. Using her trademark red cloak with period dress from the 1800’s, Sally became known as The Lady in Red Cloak. Well-researched facts combined with her unique story-telling style, allows Sally to give her guests a tour like no other in the state.
The popularity of the tours has increased over the years, so Sally often spends the winter months doing more research about Maine history and folklore. As a result, new venues, new types of tours and partnerships have emerged. Just during 2020, 4 new areas were added to bring the total of communities served to 12.
Over the years, Sally has added the twists of Food, Lighthouses, Folklore, Secrets and more. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with you for a 15th season full of Red Cloak Tours.
Partners and Recommendations
Broad Reach Sailing, Windjammer Emporium, Ben & Bill’s, Bar Harbor Inn, Experience Maine, A Little Mad, Downeaster, Maine Tour Connection, Crystal Coach Limousine, Maine Maritime Museum, Wiscasset Woods Lodge, Friends of Burnt Island, Maine Tourism Association, Hallowell Board of Trade, Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Bath, Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Boothbay Region Information Center, Damariscotta Chamber of Commerce, Go Kennebunks, Visit Freeport, Brunswick Downtown Assn., Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Bar Harbor Historical Society, Sagadahoc Preservation Society, Lincoln County Historical Association, Bath Historical Society, Rockland Historical Society, Camden Rockport Historical Society.