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Wilton Historical Society Steps Off For Spooky Tour Of Burial Ground

Bob Russell leads a tour of Wilton's oldest burial ground on Nov. 3. Photo Credit: File
go to the Sharp Hill Cemetery for a “Spirits of the Past” tour Photo Credit: Wilton Historical Society

WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton Historical Society is conducting a spooky tour of Wilton’s oldest burial ground, the historic Sharp Hill Cemetery.

Historian Bob Russell will take visitors on a tour where re-enactors will portray the ghosts of six of the town’s early colonial settlers, each of whom is buried there. The tour will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The actors will describe their characters’ role in Wilton’s history, while Russell will explain the history of Sharp Cemetery.

Three of the historic figures portrayed will include the thrice married Sarah Lockwood Selleck Hickox (1678-1765), Matthew Gregory (1680-1777) and Hannah Keeler Gregory (1687-1767).

There are about 150 legible gravestones, including about 70 from the 18th century, plus another 150 stones no longer legible or graves marked only with common fieldstones; because many of the markers are fragile, visitors may not do gravestone rubbings.

The tour starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

People interested in attending the tour should register first; the historical society suggests a $10 donation. Call 203-762-7257 or email info@wiltonhistorical.org .

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