A family-friendly event, Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about some of Exeter’s most famous residents from the colonial period with emphasis on the Folsom and Gilman families. Taking place at Winter Street Cemetery on Saturday, October 21 at the intersection of Winter Street, Front Street [Rt.111] and Railroad Avenue in Exeter, the event will feature costumed re-enactors.
“You will meet a sailor, tavern owners and more,” said Victoria Su, event manager at the museum. “It’s informative and fun—and all the re-enactor ‘ghosts’ will share details of their lives in and around Exeter in the 1700s. “You can ask them questions and chat with them. It’s a very unique experience.”
According to Su, 45-minute tours will take place at 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm. The cost is $10.00 for non-members, $7.00 for non-member children, ages 6-18. Members are $5.00 and $3.00 members’ children, ages 6-18. All children under the age of 6 are free.
A new twist to this year’s event is that admission to Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery also provides access to the museum’s Ladd-Gilman House at One Governor’s Lane in Exeter.
To purchase tickets online, visit www.independencemuseum.org. For more information, call (603) 772-2622, or email or [email protected].