Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks
The Annual Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will be returning again this year on October 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th. Come join us for a walking tour of the downtown historic district and learn about totally true ghost stories, murders, and lost graveyards, all right here in the Diamond City! Stops include Public Square, the site of the former Sterling Hotel, and the only known place where Romans walked right here in Wilkes-Barre.
All tours start in front of our Museum at 69 South Franklin Street at 7pm and last approximately 2 hours. We advise you to dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Tours are limited to the first 30 reservations; to make reservations or for more information call us at (570)823-6244 x 3. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afternoons of Colonial Hospitality at the Nathan Denison House, December 6th and 7th
Join the “Denison family” and neighbors for two afternoons of colonial hospitality and take a guided tour of the house from the men and women who live there! Enjoy period correct music and demonstrations, have food and drink, sing hymns, and see first-hand how life in the 1790s was.
Tours are Saturday December 6th and Sunday December 7th from 1-5pm each day. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. All attendees receive a coupon for $1 off admission to the Swetland Homestead Christmas Tours going on the same weekend.
Christmas During 1864 at the Swetland Homestead
See how Christmas was celebrated during the latter stages of the Civil War. Join the 143rd PA Regiment re-enactors as Luzerne County’s local Civil War unit, and costumed guides as members of the Swetland family. Tour the house and learn how union forces would establish field hospitals in family homes, and how both soldiers and civilians alike coped with and celebrated Christmas during our nation’s greatest crisis.
Tours are 5-8pm on December 4th and 5th, 1-5pm and 6-8pm on December 6th, and 1-5pm on December 7th. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. All guests receive a coupon for $1 off admission to the Afternoons of Colonial Hospitality at the Denison House going on the same weekend.