East Hill Cemetery comes alive after dark just once a year. The Salem Museum welcomes the living once again for the Ghost Walk on Oct. 5-7. Tour the historic graveyard and meet notable characters from Salem’s past. These walking tours are family-friendly, fun and informative, but not scary, the museum said.
“Ghosts” will share the tales of fascinating characters from different periods of Salem’s more than 200-year history. Most have made an impact, large or small, and some are just plain fun. Guests will also learn the surprising stories of some of the most historic locations in the region, places they may see every day.
Tours leave the museum every 15 minutes from 6-8 p.m. A sign language interpreter will join the 6 pm tour each evening.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students of any age, and free for children age three and younger.
Tickets are available at the Salem Museum or online at SalemMuseum.org. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended to reserve a preferred tour time. Groups must register in advance. The Ghost Walk is expected to sell out again this year.
Good walking shoes and a flashlight are recommended: this is a walking tour of just over a half-mile. As the name “East Hill” implies, the route goes up and downhill, although the walk is not strenuous, and has a number of stops along the way. In case of rain, the event will be held inside the Salem Museum.
-The Salem Times-Register