Depreciation Lands Museum hosts family lantern tours
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 11:23 PM
Saturday, October 19 & 26, tours ongoing from 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly guided tour of the museum and cemetery by lantern light. You will be treated to tall tales, superstitions and customs from the past.
Mary Bliss Parsons has been accused of witchcraft. In each building throughout the village, you will hear our residents’ tales and opinions on the subject. After a tour through the cemetery, you will head to the Deacon’s Tavern to cast your vote for Mary Parsons’ guilt or innocence as a witch. While you enjoy hot cider and cookies, resident fiddler, Andrew, will entertain and Granny will have one more tale for your entertainment.
The Deacon, our resident benevolent ghost, just might be out this night also. You just may catch a glimpse of him as he wanders the grounds.
Arrive anytime between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. (no reservations). Tours depart every 10 minutes; allow 1 hour for your tour. Tours continue regardless of weather. Enjoyed most by adults and children 7 and older.
The last tour departs at 9 p.m.
Admission: $7/adult, $5/children under 12 — The verdict on Mary Bliss Parsons will be posted here and on our Facebook page after the October 26 tours. Check back.
For more information, please e-mail the museum or call 412-486-0563 and leave a message.