Lantern Light Tours at the Mystic Seaport
For the 40th Anniversary of the Museum’s Lantern Light Tours, tour goers will immediately recognize the influences of that most Victorian of Christmas tales, Charles Dickens’s 1843 A Christmas Carol. They are asked by Mallory’s Ghost to help save his partner, Mr. Blackburn, from his miserable, loveless life, which will in turn save Greenmanville from becoming an expanse of deserted shipyards.
Even though the tour guide is excited – and determined! – to live out the plot of Dickens’s story step by faithful step, and learns that it is love that transcends time and place which will save both Christmas and 1876 Greenmanville.
Each performance of Lantern Light Tours is an approximately 70-minute progressive or travelling play that covers approximately half a mile of uneven terrain including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the show. Because performances occur in all weather conditions, we strongly recommend the use of seasonal outerwear and appropriate shoes.
Performances of Lantern Light Tours require a special ticket in lieu of general admission. Each tour is limited to 16 people. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as tours may fill quickly. Performances are appropriate for all ages, though not recommended for children under the age of 4.