Historical Society of Princeton Offers Spooky Tours
Princeton is packed with noteworthy history, and probably a few ghosts and haunted relics as well. In honor of Halloween, the Historical Society of Princeton is offering several tours with a spooky theme that are sure to appeal to history buffs of all ages. Another bonus is that all of the activities are outdoors, enabling visitors and locals to appreciate the autumn season.
First up is a Princeton University Eating House Walking Tour on Saturday, October 9 at 10 a.m. Join author Clifford Zink to learn about Princeton University’s eating clubs, along with their architecture, origins, and developments since their beginnings in 1895.
Princeton’s Gargoyles and Grotesques offers an in-person tour on Thursday, October 28 at noon or a virtual tour on Monday, November 1 at 7 p.m. This program will provide a birds-eye view of many of the stone creatures that adorn Princeton’s campus. Gargoyles can be found perched on gothic archways and towers. Most are not true downspouts, but decorative designs ranging from historic to symbolic to just plain fun.
A Princeton Cemetery Walking Tour on Friday, October 29 at noon will be filled with fascinating stories of some of Princeton’s most prominent residents (including a U.S. president and vice president). This tour is free to attend, but advance registration is required (no walk-ins allowed).
To purchase tickets and to reserve a spot in any of the tours, visit https://princetonhistory.org/calendar-of-events/.
For additional questions, call 609.921.6748 or visit https://princetonhistory.org.