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Tour of Cutchogue Burying Ground set for Sept. 30

The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council and the North Fork Community Theatre will host its first tour of the Old Cutchogue Burying Ground on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023.

The tour begins at a booth on the North West corner of the Old Burial Ground at 32770 Main Road. Actors in period costumes recount the life stories of historic figures who are buried in the graveyard.

Six “widow guides” dressed in Victorian mourning costumes will guide you through the burial ground where the costumed actors will recount the lives of notable figures in Cutchogue’s history while standing atop their graves.  The notables include a veteran of the French-Indian War, an exiled Tory, a beloved school teacher, former slaves and many more who were responsible for forming Cutchogue as we know it today. Participants will be given a talk on the history of the burial site and a brief history of the theater and how it was once a church.

Tours will start at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. Tour groups of a maximum of 20 people will be scheduled in 10-minute intervals. Tickets must be purchased in advance, no one will be admitted without an advance ticket. Tickets are $25 and are available at North Fork Community Theater , at 631-298-NFCT (6328) or you can purchase them directly at Brown Paper Tickets. The Rain Date is Oct. 9, 2023. All proceeds benefit the two organizations that are hosting the tour.

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