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West Hartford Hauntings Feature Real History in a Scary Setting

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Haunted cemetery tours are held annually by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.


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This October, West Hartford Hauntings, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s spooky, theatrical cemetery tour, returns for its 16th year.

Join us for a lantern-lit tour of one of West Hartford’s oldest cemeteries. Along the way you will meet dearly departed residents of the town who have returned to enlighten you about the past.

In a perfect blend of real history and theater, the lives of past West Hartford residents are researched and their stories are recreated in West Hartford Hauntings. Your ghostly guide through the cemetery this year is Margaret Flanigan Burrows whose parents both died tragically, years apart, but in eerily similar circumstances. Along the way you will meet other spirits, including the local grave digger and Revolutionary War soldiers.

The outdoor venue provides a safe option for having fun this Halloween season. Each tour is limited to 15 people and masks are required for attendees.

This community production includes adults and also students from area high schools and middle schools. Due to some frightening content, it is suggested that participants be age 10 or over.

See you among the graves.

Get your tickets today for this entertaining and slightly spooky lesson in the history of the region at  noahwebster.yapsody.com. The lantern-lit tours will take place Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, and 30 at the Old North Cemetery, 80 North Main St., West Hartford.

Tours leave every 15 minutes from 6-8:45 p.m and run for 45 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Discounted tickets are available for museum members and groups of 10 or more.

The museum would like to thank Reid & Reige, P.C. and Tsunami Tsolutions for sponsoring West Hartford Hauntings. Additional thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for their continued support.

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