Due to the pandemic, the Museums on the Green is currently closed to the public. However, we have created a dynamic new virtual series of talks with authors and historians (see what’s planned below) and a new virtual exhibit “Cash, Credit or Eels: Shopping Local in the 1820s” featuring new items from the archives each week. You can also read the latest issue of “Untold Tales of Falmouth” and catch up with previously published Tales here. Plus…there’s more to come!
We’ll announce the official opening for the 2020 season and additional programming here. We do not plan to host historic house tours or walking tours until mid-August 2020. Our historic trolley tours will not be held this year.
The Museums on the Green is also seeking submissions for its “Covid-19 Archives”. Individuals, businesses and groups are invited to submit journals, essays, poems, photographs, songs, videos and other items that illustrate what life has been like in Falmouth during the 2020 pandemic. Later, we’ll share these stories and artifacts with you–and preserve them for generations to come in our new archives collection. MORE INFO
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A Visit with the Night Watchman
October 26, 2019 @ 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.