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269 Monument St.
Concord, MA 1742

Spirits of the Old Manse

Encounter the literary spirits of The Old Manse on the Friday and Saturday of Halloween Weekend. Join us for spooky tours of this old house as well as activities for children and families, and stay for s’mores around our fire pit!

Attic Tours- on the Half-Hour at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 tour times, venture up to the attic of the house for a Flashlight Tour.

House Tours- on the Hour at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 tour times, explore the first floor and study in spooky low lighting on special Candlelit Tours.

Ongoing from 4pm-6pm are Family Activities including squash bowling, ring toss, scavenger hunt, leaf rubbings, and shadow puppet craft. As night falls, return to the activity area with your shadow puppet to project your puppet’s shadow on the exterior of the house.

From 4pm-8pm we will have our outdoor fire pit to warm up and enjoy s’mores. Join us fireside at 6:30 and 7:30 for special readings of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Ambitious Guest.”

Please note, space is limited. Register in advance for your tour time to secure your spot. Your registration will include a timed tour entry as well as access to ongoing activities. We welcome you to come early or stay after your tour to also enjoy our ongoing outdoor activities including crafts, games, s’mores, and Hawthorne readings by the fireside.

Trustees Member Adult: $12; Member Child: $6
Nonmember Adult: $20; Nonmember Child: $20.

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