“An engaging storeyteller, and she had a perfect mix of history with just a touch of creepy. Our kids loved it as well…” – Jenn
“I love history and I love mysteries, so haunted history was a natural match for me,” declares Sally Lobkowicz, Owner of Red Cloak Tours.
A researcher and writer specializing in genealogy and history, Sally put these talents to work in the towns of midcoast Maine, beginning with Damariscotta in 2007. Now called a “Maineologist” by some, she shares many areas of Maine’s history on Red Cloak Tours.
Pouring over the dusty pages of public and private collections, surfing the Internet for leads, and conducting personal interviews, she created the first Haunted History Tour just in time for the Halloween season.
Using her trademark red cloak with period dress from the 1800’s and combining well-researched facts with her unique story-telling style, Sally became known as The Lady in Red Cloak.
The popularity of the tours increased, and Sally spent the winter of 2007-2008 conducting research in Wiscasset, where she opened tours that fall.
As the demand for tours increased in 2009, Sally added new venues in Camden and Boothbay Harbor, and brought in Associate Ladies in the Red Cloak to increase the number of tours available to the public.
Bath was added to the list of venues in 2010,with Hallowell and Rockland being added in 2014. In 2015, Bar Harbor was included on the list of villages and Sally also began a partnership with Maine Maritime Museum, which includes Lighthouse Cruises.
Over the years, Sally has added the twists of Food, Lighthouses, Folklore, and more and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you and working with her Associates for another season full of Red Cloak Tours.
Bar Harbor Inn, Gardiner Adult Education, Boothbay Adult Education, Maine Tour Connection, Maine Maritime Museum, Friends of Burnt Island, Maine Tourism Association, Hallowell Board of Trade, Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Bath, Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce and Boothbay Region Information Center, Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Bar Harbor Historical Society, Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., Lincoln County Historical Association, Bath Historical Society, Rockland Historical Society, Camden Historical Society, Crystal Coach Limousine, Poland Spring Preservation, Wiscasset Woods Lodge, Destinations North America, Downeaster.