13th Annual Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours, October 14 & 15

Brighid Docherty as Elizabeth Fosdick Bulkely in LLT2021

It was just a typical whaling voyage, until the ice began closing in. Then, Mary Lewis and her family found themselves stranded in the Arctic. Nearby ships began to break apart. What would happen to the ship that had become Mary’s home? Would she survive the frigid temperatures of the Arctic? Find out by attending Wethersfield Historical Society’s 13th Annual Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours.

Join us Friday, October 14 or Saturday, October 15 for the 13th Annual Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours. Characters on this year’s tours are drawn from Wethersfield’s maritime past. They will recount the trials, tribulations, and rewards experienced by those who braved the dangers of the sea. Tours depart from the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street) every fifteen minutes between 6:30pm and 8:00pm and then wend their way through the Hurlbut-Dunham House, First Church, and the Ancient Burying Ground.

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased online here.

If you would prefer to purchase your tickets in-person, stop by the Wethersfield Historical Society’s offices at the Old Academy (150 Main Street) between 10am and 4pm Tuesday through Friday, beginning Wednesday, September 14.

Ticket quantities are limited to 21 per tour (147 total each evening). This popular event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early. In the event of inclement weather, provisions have been made to conduct these tours indoors. There is no rain date