5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.
On Sunday, The 4th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour, with a special Civil War theme to honor Washington's Civil War soldiers and commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, will take place on Friday October 28th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Costumed guides will lead groups of visitors every ten minutes from the Museum to the Washington Green Cemetery where the town's departed citizens from the Civil War will be stationed at their gravestones to tell their tales. Tour groups will follow a path of 1,000 luminaries spanning a quarter of a mile through the shadowy cemetery and will hear the dramatic experiences of Washington's soldiers in their own words, from the actual letters they wrote that are now in the collection of the Museum. Features of this magical theatrical evening will include President Abraham Lincoln, Confederate soldiers, Abolitionists, along with Washington's soldiers and their wives. This one-time event is not to be missed! The Gunn Museum's exhibit, Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington's Civil War Soldiers, will be open for viewing this evening. The exhibit ends on October 30th. Tours depart every ten minutes from the museum and last about 45 minutes, bring a flashlight. Complimentary refreshments will be served. While this event is free, donations are greatly appreciated. This event is sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Visit the website for more information or call.