Save the Date: Lantern Light Tours on Friday, October 16 & October 17, 2015 with all new stories and characters!

Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014 with Sunday, October 19 as rain date


Join us for Lantern Light Tours on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014. Tickets are sold prior to the event, with remaining tickets at the door. Due to the limits on group size it is highly recommended to purchase tickets ahead of time at the Old Academy (150 Main Street) Tuesday thru Friday 10-4pm or the shop of our website .Tickets will be sold at the door – first come, first serve, 6:30 to 8:00pm. Event is not recommended for children under age of twelve.

The tour will start and end at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street). Tours will be led by a lantern through the Main Street neighborhood stopping to “encounter” spirits from the past in their homes, houses of worship and grave sites.

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15,  7:30, 7:45, 8:00
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15,  7:30, 7:45, 8:00
Rain Date is Sunday, October 19, 2014. If Rain Date is offered due to inclement weather, no refunds are issued.

Appropriate for ages 13 and up, tickets are $15 per person. Each tour lasts approximately an hour. The evening begins and ends at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main Street with refreshments. Rain date is Sunday, October 19th. The Society will contact visitors who purchased tickets in advance by provided email or telephone number if rain date is necessary. Tickets are nonrefundable nor returnable, but are transferable to another individual for the same time and date.

Program supported by the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and ShopRite of Manchester & East Hartford.


Arrive 10 minutes before your tour to check in with the docent at first floor desk in the Keeney Center, late arrivals may miss the tour. We cannot place you on another tour nor refund tickets for missed tours.

This is a historical walk through the Ancient and Village Burying Ground, please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes.

There are no refunds or returns on tickets. If cannot attend for any reason you may transfer your tickets to another individual.

Rain date is Sunday, October 19th if inclement weather.

Reserve your tickets early online or at the Old Academy. Tickets are the door are first come, first serve at the door the night of the event starting at 6:15pm.

Lantern Light Tours change every year, once you think you have seen it all, there are new characters awaiting to tell their story.

Photos from Lantern Light Tours:

Lantern Light Tours 2012


Lantern Light Tours 2011


Lantern Light Tours 2010