Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes
804-493-8038 ext. 8119
For Immediate Release
STRATFORD, VA, (October 9, 2008) – On Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 6-8 p.m., Stratford Hall will host its second annual Historical Haunts program.
Activities will include ghost tours of the Great House, pumpkin painting, various Halloween crafts, picture-taking with Frankenstein and a witch, and an 18th-century fortune teller. Halloween refreshments will also be available.
In the 18th-century, when the Lee family lived at Stratford Hall, it was common for them to use the Great Hall for parties, weddings, baptisms, and – you guessed it – funerals. On October 25, a Lee family member will be on view in the Great Hall before being laid to rest in the nearby burial vault. Visitors will view this wake during their ghost tours through the house.
This is a family-friendly activity that is suitable for children and adults of all ages. Please remember to bring along your own flashlights, as it does get rather dark at Stratford Hall at night. Adults & children 12 & older cost $5; children 6-12 cost $3; and children 5 & under are free.
Join us for a spooky good time!
For more information, please visit www.StratfordHall.org or call 804-493-8038 ext. 1920.