•NOTICE: Stratford After Dark tours are all sold out. However, there are plenty of other activities for families to enjoy….and the cost of the event without the tour is only $5 per person. No registration is needed to buy an event ticket without the tour.
Stratford After Dark is an enjoyable FAMILY event!
The season is just right for the imagination and history to intersect. This year Stratford Hall will again offer up unusual and shadowy family walking tours. The house and grounds of Stratford will take on a whole new aura at night. Illuminated by the moonlight or flashlight, the Stratford After Dark tour will be an unforgettable experience.
The guided tours will feature the recounting of legends and tales from our ghostly past as well as neighboring haunts. While visitors wait for the tour to start, they can warm themselves at a bonfire, nibble on our famous ginger cookies, sip hot cider, have their fortune read by the famous Seer Sisters, make a unique holiday amulet (just right for keeping the spirits at bay), make children’s Halloween crafts, or visit our Gift Shop.
REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED for the Great House tours. Tours filled up early last year. Tours by the Westmoreland Players begin at 6:00 pm every 20 minutes with the last tour beginning at 9:00 p.m. During these tours, visitors will be entertained by discussing theories of the paranormal and local paranormal accounts. To register for a tour, email Jon Bachman or phone 804-493-1972.
The tours are limited to 15 participants. They will be held at the following times: 6:00; 6:20; 6:40; 7:00; 7:20; 7:40; 8:00; 8:20; 8:40; and 9:00 p.m. (last tour).
When calling for a reservation refer to the schedule above to reserve your preferred tour time.
For more information, call 804-493-8038.
PLENTY OF FAMILY FUN!
• Tarot Readings by the Seer Sisters 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
• Costume Contest from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. FOR ALL AGES
• Make-your-own Amulet and children’s crafts 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
• Cool Photo Opportunities in the Preservation Gallery 5:50 – 9:00 p.m.
• Marshmallow Roast
• NEW: Waffles Squared, a gourmet waffle truck, will sell food from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Strollers welcome. Service dogs only; please…no pets for this event.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
$12.00 adults, $7.00 children (6-13), children under 6 FREE
All tours will begin at Stratford’s Gift Shop, beginning at 6 p.m. The last tour begins 9:00 p.m. Tours (limited to 15 people at a time) take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Visitors should come with own flashlights. A limited supply of flashlights is available at the Visitor Center, with a driver’s license left as collateral. The walking tours require the ability to climb some stairs and are not wheelchair accessible; please wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. Photography is permitted on the grounds and in the Great House.