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Halloween Season Brings ‘Family Frights’ to Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., October 15, 2015– “Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement,” a Halloween-theme museum night for elementary-school-age children, returns Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24.  Trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, grizzly games and a spooky straw maze are among activities offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on both dates.

Family Frights fort trick-or-treating

Costumed visitors trick-or-treat in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created fort.

Smoke, lanterns and sound effects will create a ghostly atmosphere in Jamestown Settlement’s living-history areas.  Along with trick-or-treating at buildings in the re-created early 1600s fort, families can explore friendly and frightful haunted houses.  At the 1607 ships’ pier, visitors can trick-or-treat aboard a haunted Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery.  A new “Forest of Frights” boardwalk experience will feature ghost stories, face painting and fortunetelling.

Children can make creepy crafts; compete in games like pumpkin bowling and hula hoop and bean bag toss; and join a monster mash dance at the end of the evening.

The Jamestown Settlement Café will offer family dinner specials starting at 5:30 p.m. on both evenings. The Jamestown Settlement gift shop will have items for sale to illuminate the fun evening ahead.

Admission to “Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement” is $7 per child, ages 4 through 12, and $3 per adult.  Children 3 and under are free.  Each party must include at least one adult over age 18.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online at hif.ciniva.net or at Jamestown Settlement.  Event tickets also will be available at the door.

Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, is located at 2110 Jamestown Road.  For more information, call (757) 253-4838.