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Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement

Fun night out at the museum returns October 20 & 21, 2017

2016 Family Frights “Family Frights,” a Halloween-theme museum night for elementary-school-age children and families, returns to Jamestown Settlement on Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21. Trick-or-treating, ghostly tales and grisly games will be among the activities offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on both dates.

Smoke, lanterns and sound effects will create an eerie atmosphere in Jamestown Settlement’s living-history areas. Along with trick-or-treating at buildings in the re-created early 1600s fort, families can take in a witch trial and explore friendly and frightful haunted houses, including houses with “Harry Potter” and “Wizard of Oz” themes.

Toward the 1607 ships’ pier, visitors can play games and make crafts along the riverfront and passed a bonfire and a sailor’s graveyard, and then climb aboard a haunted Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, each with its own theme, for trick-or-treating.

Visitors can experience ghost stories, face painting and fortunetelling along a spooky “Forest of Frights” boardwalk, where ghostly spectres dot the landscape. Children can make creepy crafts and compete in games like pumpkin bowling and hula hoop and bean bag toss.


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 Family Frights 2016