The Night Watchman: Legends & Lantern Tours at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 3, 2018) – Grab a lantern and join the Salem Night Watchman on a guided walk through Salem’s streets. Visit several stops in the town, hear ghostly legends, and learn why the town of Salem needed a Night Watchman. The Night Watchman: Legends & Lantern Tours will take place on October 26, 27, 29, and 30 at 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45 and 9 p.m.
From 1774 until 1852, the town of Salem needed a Night Watchman to keep things safe. From violent Tavern strangers to devastating fires, medical emergencies, and unexplained death, the Night Watchman told tales of unresolved happenings that took place late in to the night. Join us as we wander the dark streets of the village to keep watch over the night. You never know what may rustle behind a bush or draw you into a dark house.
Tours are scheduled every 15 minutes and last approximately one hour. Tours will leave promptly at tour times from the Boys School (corner of Main and Academy Streets), please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time. Participation is limited, reservations for tour times are required (walkups cannot be accommodated). Content is suitable for all ages. Comfortable shoes are suggested as the tour includes a fair amount of walking, including on some uneven surfaces such as cobblestone and brick sidewalks and some staircases are involved. For light rain or drizzle, please bring an umbrella or raincoat.
Tickets for The Night Watchman: Legends & Lantern Tours are $40 per person, (plus applicable sales tax). Tickets are non-refundable unless event is cancelled by Old Salem Museums & Gardens (extreme weather conditions, etc.) Please purchase tickets on line at oldsalem.org or call 1-800-441-5305 to reserve a tour date and time.
About Old Salem
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a unique living history site with a tactile-driven, immersive visitor experience. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem, are quickly becoming nationally known for innovative and novel interpretive models and programs. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.