Celebrate Halloween with Historic New England

Oct 5, 2018

Whether you prefer princess costumes or scary stories, you’ll find something fun to do at one of Historic New England’s Halloween season events.

The leaves are changing color, the weather is getting colder, and Halloween is right around the corner. Historic New England is offering plenty of fun Halloween festivities for all ages this year, from a nighttime cemetery tour to trick or treating. Here are all the Halloween-themed events at Historic New England sites this month:

Wicked Wednesdays at Phillips House: Play historic games, make fall crafts, go on a Story Walk, or take a family-themed tour of the only mansion open to the public on Chestnut Street in Salem. October 10, 17, and 24 at 2:00 p.m.; Salem, Massachusetts

Trick or Treat at Roseland Cottage: Stop by and put the “Gothic” in Gothic Revival this Halloween — you might even get some candy. Friday, October 26, at 5:00 p.m.; Woodstock, Connecticut

Classic Poems for All Hallows’ Eve at Gedney House: Enjoy a curated selection of classic poems about ghosts, goblins, spirits, and All Hallows’ Eve. Cozy up in a seventeenth-century Salem shipbuilder’s house by lantern light. Saturday, October 27, and Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m.; Salem, Massachusetts

Halloween Harvest Market at Casey Farm: Bring the kids to trick or treat, make Halloween decorations, or go pumpkin bowling at the last outdoor market of the season. Saturday, October 27, at 8:30 a.m.; Saunderstown, Rhode Island

Twilight Tour in Casey Farm’s Cemetery: Come see a fascinating family cemetery tucked away in a corner of the farm and learn about local history by flashlight. Saturday, November 3, at 5:30 p.m.; Saunderstown, Rhode Island

Cradle to Grave: Lamplight Tour of Coffin House, Swett-Ilsley House, and First Parish Burying Ground: Get to know the Coffin family and their neighbors, in their home and in their final resting places. Then go to a beer tasting in Swett-Ilsley House and visit the townsfolk across the street in the First Parish Burying Ground. Sunday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m.; Newbury, Massachusetts