Reawaken Fairfield’s history with this creepy tour in the town’s centuries-old Burying Ground.
Fairfield’s history comes alive in the town’s centuries-old Burying Ground as the spirits share the scary legends of days gone by. Feel your spine shiver listening to true ghost stories and local folklore as night descends and the dry leaves rustle in the trees. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Did witches really live in Fairfield? What do all those skulls on the gravestones mean?
As you walk among the ancient gravestones of the Old Burying Ground, prepare to be greeted by some of the spellbinding characters buried there. Meet Eunice Burr, Samuel Smedley, and Goody Knapp, who was convicted of and executed for witchcraft in 1653, while discovering long-buried legends that have haunted Fairfield for nearly 400 years.
Schedule and Registration:
Dates: Thursday, October 27, Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, 2022
Times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, on each night. Tours are 45 minutes long.
This program is recommended for adults and kids ages 12 and up. Registration is required.
Cost: $20 each
Event Details & Safety Guidelines:
· All tours will meet at the front door of the Fairfield Museum building, located at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes ahead of your departure time, as tours will leave at the scheduled time.
· Parking is available at the Fairfield Museum and guests should enter the parking lot from Old Post Road. The Museum’s Beach Road entrance will be closed for participant safety.
· Tours will be held outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking over uneven ground in low light conditions. We will also be standing for the 45-minute duration of the program.
Inclement Weather: If a tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be notified via email at least one hour prior to your tour departure. Museum staff will make every effort to reschedule tours. If rescheduling isn’t possible, we will provide you with a refund.
Parking: Parking is available in the Museum and Sullivan Town Hall lots. Access to parking will only be via Old Post Road. Our Beach Road driveway will be closed off for safety. Please see the map below with directions on accessing parking.