A Haunting on DoG Street returns for second year

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Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg
Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg

Guests of all ages will not have to wait for Halloween to get their frights – spooky programming is scheduled to haunt Colonial Williamsburg during the entire month of October. 

According to a press release from CW, regular events like the Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk and “Ghosts Amongst Us” will run nightly throughout the month as special programming at the Kimball Theatre and Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg will highlight the spookiness of the season.

At the end of the month, over four nights culminating on Halloween, the “Curse of the Sea Witch” will descend on the Revolutionary City as Colonial Williamsburg’s “A Haunting on DoG Street” returns for a second year. The first part of the event, which runs from from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will feature free trick-or-treating for preregistered guests ages three to 12 years old. The second part of the event will run from 8 to 10 p.m. and feature “Curse of the Sea Witch” programming, which is not suitable for young children. The later programming will be open to guests with a special $25 ticket.

Throughout October, regular screenings of Alfred Hitchcock horror classics will be held at the Kimball Theatre, along with screenings of the 1926 silent film “Faust” with live piano accompaniment, Oscar-winner Danny Boyle’s production of “Frankenstein,” a free screening of the G-rated Creature Features and a presentation of “The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script by Howard E. Koch” by the Williamsburg Old Time Radio Hour.

The Art Museums will feature weekly themed tours titled “In Memoriam” and “Wild, Weird, Spooky.” The museums will also hold special events such as “Samhain and Halloween,” which will explore Halloween’s Celtic roots, a talk on “Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia” and presentation of family-friendly songs and stories with “Things that Go Bump in the Night.”

For more information visit colonialwilliamsburg.com or call 855-296-6627. Event updates can also be found on the Colonial Williamsburg Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram