Admission: $18 members, $20 non-members
Tour times: 5:30 p.m. (kid-friendly), 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
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Ghost sightings, spiritualism, and talking to the dearly departed were pervasive practices in 19th century America, and will be unearthed, once again, at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum with a riveting and chilling program titled, Ghosts, Seances & the Great Beyond: Halloween Tours at the Mansion, chaired by LMMM volunteer Rose Carroll with a script written by docent Midge Lopat.
In the Victorian era, most people believed it was possible to communicate with the dead, and consulting with mediums was part of a mourning ritual as well as a coping mechanism that even titans of industry, political leaders, and renowned scientists were known to explore, including Cornelius Vanderbilt, Queen Victoria, and Thomas Edison. The Mansion will open its doors to these ghosts of the past and share stories that will thrill and chill visitors of all ages. Beware of bumping into ghosts walking across the walls of the Mansion’s Period Rooms, as they see no obstacles, especially on Halloween.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance. Tour capacity is 12 people. We strongly recommend purchasing your ticket ahead of time, as there are limited spots available due to high demand. Walk-ins are welcome to purchase tickets at the door and subject to availability. We ask that you are ready 5 minutes prior to the start of your tour, as tours begin promptly at their designated times. Whether you’ve reserved a ticket ahead of time or are a walk-in, latecomers will not be guaranteed a spot on the tour. If you are projected to arrive late for your tour, please call the Museum at (203) 838-9799 to notify and speak with Staff. All sales are final.
Masks/COVID-19 Policy: Current guidelines do not require masks at this time. However, to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff, we strongly encourage all Museum visitors to wear masks while visiting the Mansion. As COVID-19 continues to evolve, we will update our procedures and policies, accordingly, following CDC and the State of CT guidelines as well as industry standards for best museum practices. If you are feeling unwell or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you stay home and visit the Museum at another time.