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On Saturday, October 22, the American Independence Museum will host “Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery,” as some of Exeter’s famous and infamous former residents will tell their stories and answer questions from visitors. Tours for Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery will meet at the Cemetery—not at the museum—at the intersection of Winter Street, Front Street [Rt.111] and Railroad Avenue.

This year, changes to the Museum’s popular annual event include adding additional tour times as well as a less rigid structure, as families will be free to roam around and talk to the “ghosts” at their leisure.

“We wanted people to have more freedom this year to move about and talk to whomever they wanted when they wanted,” said Collections and Visitor Services Manager Rachel Passannante. “It should be a lot of fun.”

Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery will take place on Saturday, October 22 with space available for tours at 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes. The cost is $7.00 for non-members, $5.00 for non-member children ages 6-18. Members are $5.00 and members’ children, ages 6-18, are free. All children under the age of 6 are free.

To purchase tickets online, visit For more information, call (603) 772-2622, or email or [email protected].

Founded in 1991, the nonprofit American Independence Museum features living history exhibits and a vast collection, including one of 26 surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence, two rare drafts of the U.S. Constitution, and an original Purple Heart awarded by General George Washington.