Halloween in Hampton Roads: Event list and information
Living History Tour of Hampton Horror Stories Presented by The Hampton History Museum for Halloween October 27-31
Hampton, VA – Stories and figures from the city’s dark side come to life for the season of spooks and frights as the Hampton History Museum presents “Tales of Hampton: Horror Stories” Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31. Tours will depart the museum at 7:00 p.m. A very special “Come as You Were” Halloween Party, complete with music, refreshments, and a costume contest, will take place 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on October 31.
Leaving from the museum lobby, these 55-minute tours will include eerie tales of old Hampton and the Costal Virginia region. Guided by Hampton History Museum Curator Michael Cobb, those who dare brave the journey will meet the first witch recorded in America, ghosts of Civil War Soldiers, pirates from Blackbeard’s crew, and the great American author best-known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history, special surprises, and a spooky lantern tour of the St. John’s graveyard. Other points of fright include the darkened galleries of Hampton History Museum, the city’s waterfront, Carousel Park, and chilling downtown Hampton sites along Queens Way. Ghoulish refreshments will be available to all guests.
Tickets are $5.00 in advance per person, $8.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Hampton History Museum and Visitor Center, or reserved by credit or debit card by calling
757/727-1102. Proceeds benefit Hampton History Museum educational programs.
Hampton Horror Stories Ghost Tours
Monday, October 27- Friday, October 31
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$5.00 in advance, $8.00 at the door
“Come as You Were” Halloween Party
Friday, October 31
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p m.
$5.00 (separate charge for tour) that supports museum educational programs.
Come as your favorite character (real or imagined) from the past to enjoy DJs spinning ghoulish tunes, refreshments, dancing, a costume contest, and things that go bump in the night. Attendees will be set for an evening of fun and frights well before the Bewitching Hour. Beer and wine available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton.
The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane. There is plenty of free parking in the garage across form the museum. For more information, call 757/727-1610, visit http://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org, or like the Hampton History Museum on Facebook.
Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton
is the site of America’s first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater,
Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.
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