Chills and frights, along with a bit of history, await those who participate in the Clinton Historical Society’s annual "Ghost Walks.” This popular event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 26th. Three tours will be offered each night beginning at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 p.m. Lasting approximately one hour each, the lantern-lighted tours will lead visitors past historic homes harboring ghostly secrets and spooky tales, eventually winding through the Indian River Cemetery with ancient burial grounds dating back to the 1600s! Guides will provide historic commentary along the route. Then the darkened graveyard, lit only by a few candles and the crescent moon, will spring to life with some of Clinton’s illustrious, long-dead characters portrayed by actors from the Kidz Konnection's advanced acting troupe, the Shoreline Actors Collective. A visit to the Stanton House with its possible ghostly occupants is also on the schedule for the night. Finally, guests will be able to tour the 1750 "Old Brick" and sample seasonal refreshments while enjoying the crackling bonfire outside.
This popular event sells out quickly as space is limited. Tickets are $13 per person. Reservations are required and can only be made by sending an email to CHSOldBrick@gmail.com. Please give us your name, phone number, the date and time of the tour you want to reserve, and the number of tickets you need. You will receive a return confirmation. Cash will be collected at the door on the night of the event.
The tours begin at the Clinton Historical Society, 103 E. Main Street, Clinton. Comfortable shoes are recommended as the terrain in the graveyard can be uneven. Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight. Please let us know if you need to cancel your reservation, as space sells out and we maintain a waiting list. In the event of heavy rain, the event will be canceled and we will post a cancellation message on this website, as well as on the Historical Society’s answering machine. For information only, call 860-664-0900.