The 1730 Conant House is open all year, Monday-Friday, 10 am to 3 pm for self-guided tours to see our exhibit, “Falmouth: Changing with the Times”. Our Cultural Center rotates exhibits throughout the year. Additionally, the Museums on the Green offers a full range of adult and family programs, including our 2019 Lecture Series. Costs to most lectures are $ 5 for members and $ 10 for non-members, and are usually held at our Cultural Center, 35 Katharine Lee Bates Road, Falmouth unless otherwise noted. We also offer historical trolley rides on Wednesdays during the fall (reservations required), and in the Spring and Summer, walking tours of Falmouth on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 am (weather permitting).
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A Visit with the Night Watchman
October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Annual Haunting with (Of Course)
a Historical Twist
Around Halloween, the veils between worlds thin out. Historical sites are magnets for spirits, and the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House seems to be the epicenter of ghostly activity. Don’t miss this all new, slightly spooky haunted experience.
As in the past, visitors embark on a 20-minute tour through the Wicks house with their escort, the Museums’ Night Watchman. What happens inside the house is a closely guarded secret, but the eerie characters and mildly macabre scenes are based on real-life historical figures and actual happenings in Falmouth. Be forewarned, the Museums’ grounds also feature spooky surprises.
Barbara Sillery, author of “Ghosts of Cape Cod,” will spin spectral stories for visitors during the short waits between tours. After the tour, “wind down” in the Cultural Center, where volunteers will serve up cider, donuts and an interesting handout explaining the “truths” behind this year’s haunted stories.
Admission is $10/adults; $6/children 12 and under; $25/families of four. The rain date is Sunday, October 27. Tours start at the Hallett Barn Visitor Center. The event is sponsored by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes and Baker Monument Co.
Please note: This event is recommended for families with children age 6 and older. Reservations are requested, but NOT required. Call 508.548.4857, ext. 10 to reserve a time slot. You will NOT receive printed tickets; we’ll have your name on our reservation list. Visitors not making reservations should expect a short wait before touring.