Ghosts of the Past Cemetery Tours -The Case of the Unknown Woman

October 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum
1632 St. Georges Ave.

Ghosts of the Past Cemetery Tour
The Case of the Unknown Woman

Due to the forecast for severe weather tomorrow, Sunday, October 2, the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum is rescheduling the 2022 “Ghosts of the Past: The Unknown Woman” Cemetery Tour to Sunday, October 9. The tours will still run from 12-4pm on the 9th, as originally planned.

If you purchased tickets in advance, they will be honored on the new date, and all reservations from October 2 will be transferred to the same time on October 9. If you are unable to attend on Sunday, October 9, and require a refund, or if you can come on the new date but need to reschedule for a different time slot, please call the museum office at 732-381-0441.

The ghosts of Rahway’s past are still eager to meet you and share their stories, so we hope you will be able to make it on Sunday, October 9!

On the cold, Friday evening of March 25, 1887, the life of a young woman, whose identity has never been established, was snuffed out by a fiendish killer, who, like the victim, has never been named.

The unusual and intriguing story of the Unknown Woman Murder Mystery will come to life on Sunday, October 2nd when the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association presents its 28th Annual Cemetery Tour.

On the afternoon of the tour, visitors will be escorted to the graves of more than a dozen persons who were in some way involved with the case.  Costumed interpreters will be stationed at the sites to portray the individuals and tell their stories.

Tour groups will meet Frank Worth, one of the brothers who found the body, Daniel Ryno, the undertaker, Dr. Walter Cladek, the doctor who performed the autopsy, and Mayor John Daly, whose city was unnerved by the murder, along with many more.

The Unknown Woman Mystery Tour was last presented in 2017 and was attended by over 400 visitors.  Since we anticipate large crowds again, reservations are recommended.   Tours start at noon and leave every fifteen minutes.  The last tour will go off at 4 P.M.  Each tour takes approximately two hours.  Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for members of the Association and seniors (65+), and $5 for children (12 and under).

Online reservations are closed – but walk-ins are welcome! We hope to see you today!

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