Whether you like tricks or treats for Halloween, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum has a Halloween event for you. The Museum is inviting visitors of all ages to celebrate Halloween by exploring the darker history of this iconic landmark with vampires and ghost tour. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s educational and cultural programs.
Ghostly Sightings Tours October 20, 21,22,27,28 and 29 and run from 5 p.m. to 8 pm. The 5 pm and 5:30 tours are children friendly. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This year the tours will feature a troupe of living history volunteers. The Witches, Vampires, & Ghosts Tours at the Mansion will highlight the history of witchcraft, from colonial times to the Victorian era, the New England Vampire Panic, the darker Mansion history, and real life ghostly sightings.The Ghostly Sightings Tours are $20 per person.
The tours will take place inside the Mansion cloaked in darkness, on the first and second floors, where interpreters, dressed in costume, will lead visitors by candlelight and share the haunting history of Connecticut’s witch-hunts and their famed trials. Tours will expose how The New England Vampire Panic began and reveal several ghost sightings that have taken place at the Mansion in the past several decades.
Ghosts, Vampires, and Witches will share center stage with the Mansion’s interpreters during these very spooky tours. As doors open and close, rooms are entered and left behind, visitors can expect the unexpected. Ticket buyers beware…visitors may run into a Victorian era witch, vampire, or ghost, but only during these very special and spooky Halloween tours.
About Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark located at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk. Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admittance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Children under 8 are admitted free. For more information on tours and programs, visit http://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-838-9799.