Special Halloween Tours
For one night only, visitors can experience the Vanderbilt Mansion at night! Purchase your tickets now for Haunted History Halloween Tours on Saturday, October 19. Tours will run every 15 minutes from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.Purchase Tickets
Gasp and laugh as you encounter the twisted inhabitants of the Eagle’s Nest’s Halloween guests! A guided walk through this grand house, fully decorated for Halloween, will reveal weird characters in every room!
Museum guides in costume tell tales about the ghoulish seasonal residents of the Mansion. The Vanderbilt’s organist will play eerie music on the 1,476-pipe Aeolian organ. Haunted History Halloween Tour tickets are available ONLY online: $13 for adults, $10 for children age 15 and under. No tickets will be sold at the door.Purchase Tickets
Visitors who take guided tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion, decorated for Halloween, will be able to see these weird characters beginning Friday, October 11.
“Our Halloween décor and characters are a family-friendly twist on the traditional haunted house,” said Stephanie Gress, the Museum’s director of curatorial affairs. “We’re not gory, we’re whimsical. We want our visitors to be entertained.”
Gress and her staff have added lots of subtle, devilish touches to the Mansion rooms – spiders, bats, ravens, and a nasty buzzard. And visitors won’t want to miss a photo opportunity with the Wolf Man, who will be seated on a bench in the arcade at the Mansion entrance.
Other Vanderbilt Halloween attractions:
That evening, visitors can combine a Haunted History Halloween tour with “Haunted Skies,” a Planetarium show on the origins of Halloween celebrations, at 9:00 pm. Produced by the Planetarium, this show travels to the ancient past to uncover the origins of Halloween, an often-misunderstood holiday. Ages 8 and up. Click here to purchase Planetarium tickets.
Also on Saturday, October 19, The Carriage House Players will present “The Turn of the Screw,” the classic Henry James ghost story, at 8:00 pm in the Vanderbilt’s Carriage House Theater. (Ages 10 and up.) Tickets are normally $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and children. Click here to purchase Carriage House Players tickets.
Purchase tickets for the Haunted History Halloween Tours and see “The Turn of the Screw” for $5! Present your Haunted History Halloween tour tickets at the door and pay only $5.00 for admission to the performance.