WILMINGTON — Don’t miss your opportunity to meet some of Clinton County’s famous ghostly citizens. Ten historically costumed characters will be portraying a variety of dearly departed community members from long ago during the upcoming Talking Tombstones: A Live Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery Tour on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The Clinton County History Center is hosting the first event of this kind on the grounds of Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. Pre-sale tickets are now available until Oct. 22 online at https://talking-tombstones-tour2021.eventbrite.com or in-person at the History Center (at 149 E. Locust St.) 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.
Pre-sale tickets range from $10 for Center members to $15 for non-members. Day-of tickets will be available at the cemetery at a cost of $15 and $20.
Entry times are every half hour between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The self-guided tour is expected to take approximately 1 hour to complete.
The Kava Kart will also be joining in the fun during the 4-6 p.m. time slots, offering hot beverages for purchase.
Additional points of interest, cemetery history, and headstone symbolism will be available in the event brochure. Limited golf cart shuttle stops will offer those with limited mobility a lift to each shuttle point.
Please note, walking is required for this event. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged and please come dressed for the appropriate weather conditions.
Limited mobility or handicap parking will be permitted inside Sugar Grove Cemetery. General parking is available on Truesdell Street, the bike path parking lot on South Mulberry and on South Mulberry Street. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure you can park and check-in before your ticket time; walks will begin on time.
If you have questions, please call the History Center at 937-382-4684. More information is available at www.ClintonCountyHistory.org.