2016 Events

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 Ghosts of the Past” Rahway Cemetery Tours: The Civil War in Rahway
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Guided tours of Rahway Cemetery (circa 1724).  Meet the “ghosts” of over 3 centuries of Rahway citizens who participated in the Civil War.

Rahway Cemetery c. 1724 is the burial place of over 300 Civil War Veterans.  This year interpreters in period costume will showcase such Rahway notables as Salem Dutchie who although from New Jersey fought for the Confederacy.  Also included will be Anna Vonah, a Civil War nurse, Daniel Brouer, a 19 year old drummer boy, as well as a soldier member of the U.S. Colored Troops (one of 29 buried there).

Tours begin at 12 Noon and leave every 15 minutes. 

Last tour leaves at 4 pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Gift Shop at the Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum, 1632 St. Georges Ave., Rahway

$10 Adults – $8 Seniors and Members – $5 Students – Children under age 5 Free

For more information call the Museum at:  732-381-0441.

Night at the Tavern

Saturday, 10/22 – 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Members and Friends Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction.

$40 per person includes dinner and beverages.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum at: 732-381-0441

Spirits of Rahway: A Lantern Lit Tour of Rahway Cemetery

Friday, 10/28 and Saturday, 10/29

Join us for a Halloween celebration of Rahway’s rich history and mystery as we take you on a guided tour of this circa 1724 cemetery – in the dark!  These fun and eerie strolls by lantern are narrated by our storytelling guides who whisk you to into the past sharing actual paranormal experiences, as well as mysterious events that have no explanation.  Plus, this year all ticket purchasers are welcome to join us for one of two EVP sessions inside the Museum building (schedule to follow).

Tours begin at the Museum Gift Shop on the Museum grounds, 1632 St. Georges Ave., Rahway.

Reservations are required!  Each tour is approximately 1 hour and there are 4 tours each night:  7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm and 9 pm.

Tickets are $12 per person – $10 per person for Museum members.

Please call and reserve your space: 732-381-0441.  Let our staff know what time and how many people.

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