On Saturday, October 20, the American Independence Museum will host “Ghosts of Folsom Tavern and Winter Street Cemetery Tour,” which begins at Folsom Tavern where Colonel & Mrs. Folsom will introduce guests to their family.
“Our period re-enactors will portray the Folsoms and provide fascinating history about the tavern, including how they once hosted George Washington,” said Victoria Su of the museum.
After exploring the tavern, attendees will walk to nearby Winter Street Cemetery and meet a colonial tour guide from the museum. In this portion of the program, folks will see the Folsom’s final resting place and the graves of many of Exeter’s famous and infamous revolutionary residents.
The Folsoms were among Exeter’s earliest settlers. They arrived, in fact, with the Gilman family with whom they were related. The history of both families–and that of Exeter itself and its role in the Revolutionary War–feature prominently in the exhibits and collection at the American Independence Museum, which features Folsom Tavern (1775) and Ladd-Gilman House (1721).
Ghosts of Folsom Tavern will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Folsom Tavern with Winter Street Cemetery tours every 30 minutes beginning at 4 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. Cemetery tours will last approximately 45 minutes.
The cost is $10.00 for non-members and $7 for non-member children ages, 6-18. Members are $5.00 and members’ children, ages 6-18, are $3. All children under the age of 6 are free.
Ticket prices include a visit to the museum day of the event (must visit Ladd-Gilman House before 3:30pm), activities and check in at Folsom Tavern with seasonal refreshments, and cemetery tour.
To purchase tickets online, visit www.independencemuseum.org. For more information, call (603) 772-2622, or email or [email protected]
Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the American Independence Museum welcomes more than 5,000 visitors annually and distinguishes itself with educational school programs and events that make history fun and relevant.