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Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement

Fun night out at the museum returns October 25 & 26

“Family Frights,” a Halloween-theme museum night for children and families, returns to Jamestown Settlement on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. Trick-or-treating, ghostly tales and grisly games will be among the activities offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on both dates. Rain date of Sunday, October 27.

This scary good time for the entire family begins along the Forest of Frights boardwalk heading towards the 1607 ships’ pier, where ghostly specters dot the landscape, children can compete in ghostly games like pumpkin bowling and hula-hoop and beanbag toss, or enjoy creepy crafts, freaky face painting and fortunetelling. Trick-or-treaters can climb aboard a haunted Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, each with its own unique theme, raiding the ships for their fill of tasty treasures to take home.

Smoke, lanterns and sound effects create a spooky setting in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created early 1600s fort. Along with even more trick-or-treating at buildings in this living-history area, families can explore friendly and frightful haunted houses centered around this year’s themes.


Admission is $7 per child, ages 4-12, and $3 per adult. Children ages 3 and under are free. Each party must include at least one adult over age 18. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at Jamestown Settlement. Tickets also will be available at the door. Annual passes and other discounts do not apply.

Highlights of Past Family Frights