Halloween Events at Ohio History Connection Sites

Please note that there is a charge for some events, and some require advance registration.


Oct. 13 and 20, 2012 • 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Ohio Village, Columbus
All Hallows’ Eve
Enjoy an old-time Halloween with fortune telling, street theatre, a museum of oddities, games, crafts and activities for kids, all leading up to fireside readings of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow and an appearance by you-know-who. $12, $10/OHS member, $9/ages 6–12; $7/OHS member ages 6–12 and Free/age 5 and under. Tickets at www.ohiohistory.org/register or 800.686.1541.


Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2012 • 7–9 p.m.
Fort Meigs, Perrysburg
Garrison Ghost Walk
Take a “spirited” tour with your War of 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of Fort Meigs. While the ghosts may not be real, the fun certainly is. Tours last about 90 minutes and run every 15 minutes starting at 7 p.m. (last tour departs at 9 p.m.) $8, $5/ages 6–12. Not recommended for children age 5 and under. Advance registration required. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. 800.283.8916 or www.fortmeigs.org/ghostwalk.


Oct. 19–20, 2012 • 7–9 p.m.
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Urbana
Boo in the Bog
Enjoy family Halloween fun with learning stations, storytelling, face painting, crafts, games and food. Follow a boardwalk lighted with jack-o-lanterns and luminarias through the bog to learn about the fox, bat, moth, owl, spider, coyote and wolf. Each child receives a treat bag with activity book plus a special memento at each station. $6, $5/OHS member or child, Free/under age 6. Advance registration required. 800.860.0147.


Oct. 20, 2012 • 8 p.m.–Midnight
Campus Martius Museum, Marietta
Chasing Spirits
Enjoy guided tours of the museum from 8-9 p.m., with stories about spooky experiences of employees and volunteers. From 9 p.m.-midnight, Mid Ohio Valley Ghost Hunters will be on hand with table tipping, pendulum dowsing and other spirit-chasing activities and registrants may spend time in the museum to experience their own “spirit encounters." $15/12/child (must be accompanied by adult). Advance registration required; limited to 40 participants. 800.860.0145 or www.campusmartiusmuseum.org.


Oct. 26–27, 2012 • Tours every half hour from 5–9:30 p.m.
Fort Laurens, near Bolivar
Trick or Treaty
Experience history in a creepy new way on a guided lantern tour of the site of Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort, Fort Laurens. Meet soldiers, hear spooky stories and enjoy hot chocolate and treats along the way. $10, $6/OHS member or ages 5–17, Free/age 4 and under. Wear your Halloween costume and save $1. 800.283.8914 or www.fortlaurens.org.


Oct. 26–27, 2012 • 6–9 p.m.
Zoar Village, Zoar
Ghost Tours
Tour Zoar by lantern light and glimpse spirits of the past. $15, $10/age 12 and under, Free/OHS member. Advance registration required. 800.262.6195 or www.historiczoarvillage.com.


Oct. 26–27, 2012 • 8–10 p.m.
Schoenbrunn Village, New Philadelphia
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Hear Washington Irving’s classic tale read by the glow of the bonfire in the park at Schoenbrunn. Dress warmly and watch your head! $12, $10/age 17 and under. Advance registration required. 877.278.8020 or www.ohiosfirstvillage.com.


Oct. 27, 2012 • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wahkeena Nature Preserve, near Lancaster
Things That Go BUMP! in the Woods
Join the Wahkeena staff as they go batty for Halloween! Take a walk in the woods and collect some mysterious objects along the way. Will you be able to figure out what the fun surprise will be at the end? Hint: you can make it, then take it with you! Program runs throughout the day; approximate activity time is 90 minutes. Ages 6 and up. Free. 800.297.1883.


Oct. 27, 2012 • 2–4 p.m.
Our House, Gallipolis
Harvest Celebration
Storyteller Donna Wilson entertains young and old with tales of goblins, ghosts and the unknown, followed by cookies and tea or hot chocolate. Free. 800.752.2618.