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American Independence Museum to host Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery

American Independence Museum to host Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery

On Saturday, October 24, the American Independence Museum will host “Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery.”

A family-friendly event with tours that take place every 30 minutes beginning from 3:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m., Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery will take place at Exeter’s historic Winter Street Cemetery. 

“The guide will discuss the graves of many of Exeter’s famous and infamous revolutionary residents,” said the museum’s Victoria Su. “This is non-scary fun, especially during the 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. time slots, which were designed with our youngest visitors in mind.”

Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Winter Street Cemetery with  tours every 30 minutes. The 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. tours are designed especially for families with elementary school aged children. Cemetery tours will last approximately 45 minutes with guests encouraged to bring flashlights for the later two tours.

The cost is $10 for non-members and $7 for non-member children, ages 6-18. Members are $7 and members’ children, ages 6-18, are $4. All children under the age of 6 are free.

Ticket prices include the cemetery tour and a return pass to visit the museum. To purchase tickets online, click here.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum is currently developing a variety of public and education programs in digital formats to encourage digital inclusion for all ages.

American Independence Museum celebrates Exeter’s Unique History with Outdoor Tours

American Independence Museum celebrates Exeter’s Unique History with Outdoor Tours

Having recently launched Virtual Tours of the Ladd-Gilman House (c. 1721), the American Independence Museum will offer Folsom Tavern & Grounds Tours on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 am and 2 pm, beginning September 17.

During the in-person Tavern & Grounds Tours, visitors will walk the 1-acre property and explore Folsom Tavern. Built in 1775 by Samuel Folsom, the Tavern was visited by George Washington in 1789 and site of the founding of the NH chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783.

“Docents will lead guests on an exciting tour of our ‘triangle of land’ and discuss the many buildings that existed on this land during the 18th and early 19th century,” explained Emma Stratton, museum executive director. “You’ll also hear about a few infamous residents…Guests will then be invited to take a self-guided tour of Folsom Tavern.”

Noting visitors will learn the unique history of the Tavern while on the hour-long tour, Stratton said social-distancing guidelines have helped shape its design.

“People should feel comfortable on these tours, which will be limited in number,” she said. “We do require masks and will be sanitizing between tours. These tours will be fun and safe.”

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum is currently developing a variety of public and education programs in digital formats to encourage digital inclusion for all ages.

Pre-registration is required for all tours and masks are required at all times for the Folsom Tavern and Grounds tours.To register, visit independencemuseum.org.