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Heritage Village Museum's Haunted Village Offers Slight Frights for the Whole Family
By Katherine Barrier,
You can explore a haunted village this spooky season at the Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods. The last three weekends in October, the Heritage Village Museum will transform into an otherworldly 19th-century village that offers slight frights for the whole family.
At the Haunted Village, your kids can trick-or-treat through the town, meeting ghosts, witches and even a fortune teller along the way. And, if you dare, you can brave the Elk Lick Haunted House; meet critters at the creepy, crawly zoo and trek the expanded haunted trail.
New this year are the black widow spider’s house, a resurrectionist and an interactive curiosity shop. There will also be singing pirates, a ghostly train tale and an abridged telling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
For some less spooky options, partake in the maze or crafts and games. There will also be balloon art and face painting, which will go perfectly with your family’s Halloween costumes. Plenty of candy will be available, but the village will also have a concession stand open for snacks.
You can buy tickets online in advance for $12 per person, or $15 at the door. Museum members and children 2 and under can get in for free, and annual family memberships can be purchased online for $65 a year.
The Haunted Village is the Heritage Village Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds helping them maintain their 13 historic buildings and provide educational programs. It runs on Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 13-28 from 6-10 p.m. The entrance closes at 9 p.m.