East Hill Cemetery comes alive after dark just once a year! Tour the historic graveyard and meet notable characters from Salem’s past. These walking tours are family-friendly, fun and informative, but not scary. You’ll learn…
what the first European explorers found here
General Andrew Lewis’ story from his wife’s point of view
history of Preston Place, Salem’s oldest home
who fired the last artillery shot at Appomattox
how a formerly enslaved person made a new life
stories of 20th century notables: Knox Martin, John Payne, and Alfreda Peel
Tours leave the Museum every 15 minutes from 6 to 8pm. Good walking shoes are recommended. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Salem Museum and masks will be required indoors. Ticket tip! The 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, and 7:45 tour times tend to be less crowded.
$10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children three and younger. Tickets are available at the Salem Museum or online.
COVID considerations: Masks are currently required for groups when inside the Museum, and recommended when standing near others outdoors. This year’s Ghost Walk will be entirely outside, concluding in the cemetery. Guests must stay with their groups to be escorted back across Main Street to the Museum’s parking lot. In case of rain, the event will be held inside the Museum and masks will be required at all times.
The Ghost Walk is generously sponsored by Sherwood Memorial PArk, BLANCO, Chick-fil-A (Salem), RM Johnson & Sons Jewelers, and SERVPRO. The Ghost Walk is dedicated to the memory of Joe LaRocco and Willie Robertson, who were much beloved Ghost Walk characters for many years.