This Halloween season, visitors just may see some ghosts on the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail, beginning with the American Independence Museum’s “Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery Tours.”
Taking place at Winter Street Cemetery in Exeter, “Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery Tours” features a colonial guide who will take visitors to the graves of some of Exeter’s most famous and infamous revolutionary residents. Primarily used from the 1740s to 1870s, Winter Street Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent members of Exeter, including governors, politicians, Revolutionary and Civil War veterans, and others.
“Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery Tours” take place at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., at Winter Street Cemetery on Saturday, October 22. The 3:00 p.m. tour is designed especially for families with elementary school aged children, all of whom are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
At Strawbery Banke Museum’s “Ghosts on the Banke,” visitors can trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house with Jack-o’-lanterns lighting the way in Portsmouth’s oldest waterfront neighborhood.
During the event, which takes place from 5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, visitors will encounter wayward pirates and a mysterious fortune-teller. Ghostly tales will be recounted, while visitors can construct a giant spider web, dance to spooky musical tunes, and play games for prizes.
Member ticket sales begin on Wednesday, September 21 followed by public ticket sales on Monday, September 26. To learn more, or purchase tickets, visit strawberybanke.org.