The Fairfield Museum and History Center will host its annual Legends and Hauntings Walking Tour beginning at 6 pm on Sunday, October 27th. As night descends, docents will tell vampire stories, share tales of body snatching in the cemetery and reveal ghost legends at the Tavern. Brave souls may even choose to stand on the very site where townsfolk tested alleged witches in the 17th century.
“We don’t claim to prove the stories, we just to tell them and you can take away from it what you like,” says Walt Matis, a Fairfield native and the Museum’s Program and Volunteer Coordinator . “The idea is to have a good time…and to help you think about what those things are that go bump in the night.”
The Legends and Hauntings Walking Tour will begin at 6 p.m. at the Museum, 370 Beach Road, and will take place rain or shine. The cost is $5 for museum members and $8 for non-members. Pre-registration is suggested; to reserve a spot, call 203-259-1598.
Fairfield Museum and History Center is a community cultural arts and education center established in 2007 by the 103-yearold Fairfield Historical Society. The 13,000 square-foot museum, inspired architecturally by the historic warehouses along Southport harbor, includes modern galleries, a research library, a museum shop and community spaces overlooking Fairfield's Town Green. The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society.
Located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, CT, the Museum is open seven days a week. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children are free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or view us online at www.fairfieldhistory.org.