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Spend Halloween with Historic New England

Oct 1, 2019

Discover the creepy side of the region’s past with Halloween-themed activities for adults and children at Historic New England properties.

Children play with candy corn-shaped bowling pins during a Wicked Wednesdays program at Phillips House

Wednesdays, October 16, 23, and 30, 2-6 PM: Bring the kids to Phillips House for Wicked Wednesdays, drop-in programs featuring Halloween-themed games and crafts, as part of Salem’s Haunted Happenings. 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

Wednesday, October 23, 7-8:30 PM: At Edgar Allan Poe: Graveside Tales, spend a spine-chilling evening with Poe classics Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven, as told by Campbell Harmon. Jackson House, the oldest wood-frame house in New Hampshire, is the setting for this special performance. Advance tickets strongly recommended. 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H.

Friday, October 25, 5-7:30 PM: Kids can start their candy collection early during a free Trick or Treat at Roseland Cottage. 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn. 

Saturday, October 26, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM: The Coastal Growers Market at Casey Farm hosts a spooky Halloween Harvest Market complete with costumed vendors, Halloween decorations, and pumpkin bowling. 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

Saturday, October 26, 7-8:30 PM, and Tuesday, October 29, 7-8:30 PM: Enjoy a curated selection of Classic Poems for All Hallows’ Eve, dramatically presented in seventeenth-century Gedney House by lantern light. Part of Haunted Happenings in Salem. Advance tickets required. 21 High Street, Salem, Mass.

Sunday, October 27, 6:30-8:30 PM: Spend an evening getting to know the Coffin family and their neighbors, in their home and in their final resting places. Cradle to Grave is a lamplight tour of Coffin House, Swett-Ilsley House, and First Parish Burying Ground in Newbury, Massachusetts, with refreshments by Ipswich Ale Brewery. Advance tickets required. 14 High Road, Newbury, Mass.

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For a complete list of events (Halloween-themed or otherwise) happening at Historic New England sites this fall, visit our Events page.