The Washington Cemetery Tour is an annual “living history” event held each October by the Museum with the support of local theater luminaries, Doug and Martha Winkel of The Dramalites, showcasing the rich history of Washington using costumed actors to portray residents from the past. Costumed tour guides with lanterns will lead groups of visitors along a magical path of luminarias from the Gunn Museum through the Washington Green Cemetery, where the town’s departed citizens will be stationed at their graves to tell their true tales.
Pre-registration for ticketed time slots is required.
No tickets will be sold onsite. Attendees must check in at the booth in the museum parking lot 15 minutes before your tour departure time. Please print your tickets or have them ready on your phone when you check in. If you are late and miss your tour, we cannot add you to another tour.
The Po Cafe will be open during the Cemetery Tour offering tour attendees complimentary cider and sweet treats. The Po’s full kitchen menu will be available for those who are in the mood for burgers, smoothies, coffee and more!
We ask that you please be mindful and select a time slot that you are certain you can attend, so that the tours can run smoothly the evening of the Cemetery Tour. No changes can be made to online reservations the day of the Cemetery Tour. If, for any reason, you need to cancel or change your time slot, you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington Green Cemetery Tour starts at the Gunn Museum at 5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT. Tours depart every ten minutes between 5:00pm and 7:30pm and last approximately one hour. While there is no fee for this event, donations are greatly appreciated.
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