Cemetery tour slated in Washington
The Gunn Historical Museum in Washington will hold its 10th annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
A rain date of Oct. 29 is planned.
Groups of visitors will be led by tour guides dressed in vintage attire along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the cemetery to meet some of Washington’s unforgettable residents from the past.
These citizens from centuries long ago will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell stories of their life; some amusing, some sad, some tragic, even horrific.
This year, the tour will include some characters from the past decade.
Cemetery tour attendees will meet at the Gunn Historical Museum on Wykeham Road and get numbered tickets for the tours, on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 p.m. and continuing through the evening until the tickets run out.
Tours of the cemetery depart from the museum in groups of 18 people every eight minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour.
Refreshments, face painting for kids and a Halloween-themed movie will be shown in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, and carpool since parking is limited
While there is no fee to attend the Washington Cemetery Tour, donations are welcome.
For more information, call 860-868-7756.