Phantoms and Fire at Old Sturbridge Village
Explore the museum after hours where you will find spooky delights, from bats and bonfires to cauldrons and candy, from ghosts and guitars to horror and spooky drama!
Gather clues throughout the Village and present them on your way out for a bag of treats. Fun for kids of all ages! Please feel free to wear your costume!
Take your entire family, as there is something for every age around every corner. Pre-registration is required; purchase tickets here.
Please note that Phantoms and Fire is an outdoor program. Masks are required when indoors, such as when entering the Visitor Center or using the restroom. Learn more about current COVID-related policies here.
The Fantastic Terrors of Edgar Allan Poe
“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” –Edgar Allan Poe
The short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe come alive outside the buildings of Old Sturbridge Village, as told by the characters who have just witnessed them occur.
At six different locations throughout the Village, tales of horror, revenge, obsession, and deception will be repeated in pulsating rhythm…like the beat of a heart.
Written & directed by PJ Griffith for Old Sturbridge Village & Coggeshall Farm
Mysterious Melodies of Lawrence Trailer
You may have seen him at the Village before, but you’ve never seen – or heard – the haunting acoustical stylings of Lawrence Trailer like you will during Phantoms & Fire.
The Bullard Tavern, ghoulishly transformed into Prospero’s Tavern, will have concessions sure to delight. The menu will include beer, wine, hard cider, hot cider with or without rum, hot cocoa, hearty soups, sandwiches, popcorn, cookies, and more!
Be sure to check out our specialty cocktails, the Annabel Lee (Peach Schnapps, Vodka, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, sour mix) or Raven’s Blood (whisky, Vermouth, Chambord, Grenadine, and pomegranate syrup)!
Food and beverages are an additional fee. The Bullard Tavern Cafeteria will be closed.
Spooky Selfie Contest
Dress in your most creative costume and take part in our spooky selfie contest during Phantoms and Fire! Take a photo of you and/or your child in costume at Old Sturbridge Village and post it on Facebook or Instagram with #OSVHalloween.
The winner will win a 4-pack of tickets to our Christmas event in December! Learn more here.
Find more seasonal events like pumpkin festivals and jack-o-lantern displays near you in our helpful guide to fall family fun.
And for a daily view of what's going on in Boston - visit our Boston Events Calendar any time of the year.
Cost: $20 for adults and $12 for youth
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