Things That Go Bump in the Night
An Eerie Lantern-Lit Tour of the Museum
Friday, October 21 | Saturday, October 22 | Friday, October 28 | Saturday, October 29
Hour-long tours begin at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 pm
Experience The Farmers' Museum during the most haunting time of the year. Join museum guides as they lead you about the shadowy grounds and recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the Museum's historic village.
Walk through the darkened 19th-century village by lantern, stopping at the Blacksmith's Shop, Bump Tavern, and other buildings.
Hear stories associated with the museum's buildings, such as the tale of a young ghost sighted by staff and guests in Bump Tavern and the mysterious early morning strikes on the blacksmith's anvil. Some of the ghostly tales are adapted from the Louis C. Jones classic, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.
At each tour's end, hold your breath as one of the Templeton Players dramatizes one of Edgar Allen Poe's classics.
After the final tour, the evening concludes with a 9:15 pm recreated 19th century seance "performed" in the style of the Fox Sisters. (Séance not recommended for children under 12.)
Reservations are required. Admission is $10 per person (ages 3 and up) - a séance is $10 extra for adults, $7.50 for students, seniors and members. Please call (607) 547-1461.