WEST HARTFORD — This October, West Hartford Hauntings, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s spooky, theatrical cemetery tour, returns for its 16th year. Join us for a lantern-lit tour of one of West Hartford’s oldest cemeteries. Along the way you will meet dearly departed residents of the town who have returned to enlighten you about the past, according to an email from organizers.
In a perfect blend of real history and theater, the lives of past West Hartford residents are researched and their stories are recreated in West Hartford Hauntings. Your ghostly guide through the cemetery is Margaret Flanigan Burrows whose parents both died tragically, years apart, but in eerily similar circumstances. Along the way you will meet other spirits, including the local grave digger and Revolutionary War soldiers.
The outdoor venue provides a safe option for having fun this Halloween season. Each tour is limited to 15 people and masks are required for attendees.
This community production includes adults and also students from area high schools and middle schools. Due to some frightening content, it is suggested that participants be age 10 or over.
See you among the graves.
Get your tickets today for this entertaining and slightly spooky lesson in the history of the region at www.noahwebster.yapsody.com. The lantern-lit tours take place Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, and 30 at the Old North Cemetery, 80 North Main Street, West Hartford. Tours leave every 15 minutes from 6 to 8:45 p.m and run for 45 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Discounted tickets are available for museum members and groups of 10 or more.
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is open daily from 1-4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call 860-521-5362.