Spooky Walk Downtown

From Mr. Barnum:

A Wicked Walk lantern stroll through historic downtown Bridgeport is sure to thrill as you visit scenes of suspected hauntings, Victorian-era murders, and unexplained phenomena. Join the Barnum Museum for a fascinating, and slightly hair-raising, one-hour lantern stroll led by author-historian-lecturer Michael Bielawa, as he sheds light on some of New England’s strangest and eeriest tales!

October provides the perfect time to hear terrifying and mysterious stories. Participants will visit mystery sites that are all remarkably centrally located and within easy walking distance.

The tour is offered on two nights: Thursday, October 27th, and Friday, October 28th, beginning in the People’s United Bank Gallery located at the rear of The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street in Bridgeport. Walkers should plan to arrive at 6:30 pm, with the tour leaving promptly at 6:45 pm, and may bring a camera, as the author encourages photographs in order to help document the area’s paranormal activity. Participants may return to the museum after the walk for hot cider and refreshments, and Bielawa will also sign copies of his books. In case of a weather cancellation on either of those dates, the tour will be offered on Sunday, October 30th, with an earlier start time of 4:30 pm. You are asked to contact the museum if there is a weather cancellation and you will not be able to attend the alternative date.

Tickets always sell out fast, so get them today through eventbrite.com.  (Visit eventbrite.com and “search for event” using Barnum Museum or Mysterious Bridgeport, or, go directly to the event at www.eventbrite.com/e/mysterious-bridgeport-wicked-walking-tour-of-historic-downtown-bridgeport-tickets-28005844234). Tickets should be purchased at least a day in advance and group size is limited, so early reservations are suggested. Tickets are only $5 per person for Barnum Museum members, and $15 for all others. Please note that this program is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. For any questions or to inquire about ticket availability, contact the Museum at (203) 331-1104 ext. 100 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

Also, a talk is scheduled for Sunday, November 6th at 2pm, by John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War, published earlier this year.


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