Take an eerie lantern-lit tour of the 19th-century village at the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown if you dare.

Museum guides will take you on a spooky tour of the 19th-century village with only a lantern and tails of ghostly happenings. There are lot's of mysteries that can't be solved at the Farmers Museum. Lot's of things that go 'bump in the night.'

Hear stories associated with the museum’s buildings, such as the tale of a young ghost sighted by staff and guests in Bump Tavern and the mysterious early morning strikes on the blacksmith’s anvil. Some of the ghostly tales are adapted from the Louis C. Jones classic, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

At each tour's end, hold your breath as one of the Templeton Players dramatizes one of Edgar Allen Poe's classics: "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," or "The Cask of Amontillado."

New this year: After the final tour, enjoy refreshments and share ghost stories before the evening concludes with a 9:15 pm staged séance “performed” in the style of the Fox Sisters. (Séance not recommended for children under 12.)

Reservations required for this event.

Saturday, October 17 - Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24

Hour-long tours begin at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 pm

FMI: (607) 547-1461 or Farmersmuseum.org

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