Crown Hill Cemetery Tour planned for Sept. 14, 15 

Washington County Theatre will host its popular Crown Hill Cemetery Tour during the Old Settlers’ Days weekend festivities Sept. 14 and 15. The first tour will depart nightly at 8 p.m., with the last group at 11 p.m. Tours will run every 10-15 minutes and will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

The tour will take the public on a historical stroll through Salem’s rich history. 

Not only will visitors be informed of the town’s historical background during the tour, they will also have the opportunity to meet some of Salem’s most well-known citizens of the past. 

Knowledgeable tour guides will introduce the public to 10 of the most interesting, eccentric (and sometimes infamous) characters buried in Salem’s Crown Hill Cemetery. 

The group will offer the option of two separate tours, which is new to this year’s event. Each tour will contain its own collection of characters so guests can do a different tour each night or both in the same evening. 

Tours will leave more frequently because the tours will be offered at the same time. 

The first tour will depart at 8 p.m. while there is a little light left outside for those who might not want to walk in complete darkness. 

Crown Hill Cemetery is located at 207 Shelby St. in Salem.

The cost is donations only, with all proceeds going to Washington County Theatre.

Tours cover about a half mile on paved pathways. All groups will be led by tour guides and lanterns will be provided after sunset.

There will be no more than 20 individuals for each tour.

This walking tour is a fun event for all ages and is NOT haunted. 

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