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Barnstable Village Haunted & History Walking Tour
Created by Derek Bartlett, Founder of Cape And Islands Paranormal Research Society
Are you looking for something out of the ordinary to fill your evenings? Join us as we walk the historic and haunted “Old Kings Highway” in Barnstable Village.... The date is 1645 Reverend John Lothrop, founder of Barnstable has a home built on “Old Kings Highway” and is now the Sturgis Library. This structure is to be the oldest building to be used as a library in the United States. There is a resident who has not left this historic building still walking the book shelves and basement. This is just the starting point of the tour.
As the tour continues you will hear stories of the conflict between the Loyalists and the American Whigs (Patriots) and how England had a stronghold on this small quaint town. There are over fifteen stops on the tour and eleven have ghost stories. You will visit Cobb’s Hill Cemetery where many strange and unusual things have taken place.
You will visit such places and the “Old Jail” built in 1690’s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts, who still today has a ghostly resident caretaker. You will pass by the Crocker Tavern, the meeting place of the Whigs. As the night sets in, we will have you in front of Cape Cod’s most haunted building, “The House of Eleven Ghosts”.
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