On October 23rd, Salem will be alive with spirits and stories of her past.
The 15th Annual Salem Museum Ghost Walk through the historic East Hill Cemeteries features actual Salemites of the past buried in two graveyards, portrayed by costumed re-enactors and eager to share tales of the town in days gone by.
Among the characters who will be portrayed in the 2012 Ghost Walk are Jacob Frier, the town, the town Sergeant (policeman) in the 19th century; Eliza Fox, an African American leader of her day; and James Bryant, one of Salem's first firemen.
Revolutionary War General Andrew Lewis will make his appearance, and back by popular demand the Deyerle brothers, who haven't risen from their eternal resting places for several years.
Ghost walkers will gather at the appointed hour inside the Salem Museum, where they will be welcomed by Mary Jane Brown, a one-time resident of the house that now serves as the museum.
From there the groups will proceed into the night to meet other characters from Salem's past.
All the tales are based on fact, and taken together, they combine into a history of Salem itself.
The tours run approximately every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and take about an hour.
Reservations are required.
A suggested donation of $6 per person is requested for the event.
For more information call (540) 389-6760.