The Moss Mansion is set to deliver a host of frightful fun this season starting Friday, Oct. 18 and continuing through Halloween.
“We love Halloween at the Moss,” says executive director Jenna Peete. “It brings a whole new energy to the grounds and we get a lot of satisfaction from all of the screams and laughter.”
She adds that the elaborate undertaking inside and outdoors wouldn’t be possible “without a team of volunteers who add a special blend of twisted creativity from planning to implementation.”
The Labyrinth returns with a new design. “But don’t worry,” says Peete. “The maze’s terrifying inhabitants can’t follow you out through the panic exits … or can they?”
Horror Theater is back as well. This time, the Moss Mansion Asylum for the Criminally Insane welcomes visitors to its “new employee orientation.” During the tour, “You will meet and interact with many of our patients – played by very talented local actors – as well as have an opportunity to visit with fellow members of the staff,” promises Peete, ominously. “We’re dedicated to your survival. Strike that. We’re dedicated to your success as a new member of the team.”
The Gory Details
Horror Theater: Moss Mansion Asylum for the Criminally Insane: Located inside the Moss with 14-person tours inside the mansion starting at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18-26, and Oct. 31. Tickets are $18 and available on event nights only (tours often sell out so early arrivals recommended).
Haunted Maze: Labyrinth: Navigate the maze on the north lawn beginning at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18-26 and 31, but remember to stay calm – there are panic exits for a reason. Tickets are $10 and only available on event nights.
Combo Special: Tour both the Asylum and Labyrinth on the same night for $25.
New! Kids’ Edition Labyrinth on Halloween Night: Bring the littlest ghosts and goblins before dark (4-6:30 p.m. Halloween only) and experience the maze before the scary things begin to lurk in the shadows. Admission is $2 per person (kids must be accompanied by an adult).
Because screaming burns calories the Moss offers snacks for purchase.
All proceeds benefit the Moss Mansion, a National Historic Home, local non-profit museum and cultural center. Visit mossmansion.com to learn more.