WOODBURY — The All Hollow’s Eve Cemetery Tour and Haunted Museum will take place Saturday, October 19, at the Glebe House Museum, 49 Hollow Rd. The rain date will be Saturday, October 26. Led by lantern light through a trail of luminaria, participants will tour the ancient cemetery with a spirit guide and visit the final resting places of some of Woodbury’s notable and not-so notable residents.
The burying grounds are more than 350 years old and listed as one of the most haunted sites of Connecticut, the perfect setting for the stories of those mortal remains that lie beneath.
Participants will meet the town historian William Cothren, who wrote three volumes of Woodbury’s history and the Leatherman, who roamed through much of western Connecticut in the late 1800s and made numerous stops in Woodbury.
Doctor Orton, who practiced medicine more than 250 years ago, will be happy to diagnosis conditions and apply leeches.
The majority of the other spirits lived in Woodbury during the time of the Revolutionary War.
Each tour is unique and will last approximately 40 minutes, with tours starting every ten minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.
The nearby, 275-year old Glebe House will be professionally staged to create a unique experience with a new theme for this year.
The house has a history of hauntings.
Recently, paranormal investigators from Ghost Hunters, Inc. spent an evening in the museum with a psychic, an empath, special equipment and cameras to determine the presence of spirits.
Refreshments will be served.
Linda Barr-Gale will bring Moll Cramer, the Witch of Woodbury, to life in a special presentation in the museum cottage.
Diagnostic Radiology Associates will sponsor the Jack-o-Lantern Contest.
Contestants will have the chance to win a $25 gift card for scariest, cutest, and most creative designs and display the entrants at the museum.
The entry fee of $2 per pumpkin benefits the Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden.
Adults and teens are needed to act in the house and to help with other activities.
Community service hours are available for students.
Space for the tours and museum is limited and reservations are strongly suggested.
Those who would like to attend can book reservations by calling 203-263-2855 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $10 per adult, or $5 for children 5 to 12 years old, or free for children under 5 years of age.
More information is available at glebehousemuseum.org.