Beware, All Ye Who Enter the Haunted Village!

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A trio of skeletal witches and their dog relax on porch of Rogers Mansion. Tom Edmonds photo.

It’s October! Which means Halloween will soon be upon us. In order to celebrate the season, the grounds of the Southampton History Museum’s historic Rogers Mansion at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton Village will be the site of a “Haunted Village” inhabited with ghosts, goblins and ghouls. The family event will be offered Saturdays, October 24 and October 31, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The museum’s outbuildings will be open and occupied with the unimaginable. Explore the Creepy Carpenter’s Shop, meet Debbie Depressed in the old Hildreth’s Department Store, encounter a Bloody Blacksmith and many more shocking surprises.

Families will enjoy a safe, controlled Halloween with all COVID-19 regulations enforced including no food, drink or onsite restrooms. Reservations are required with timed entrances limited to 100 people on the one acre lot. Tours are 20 minutes.

“Everyone, especially adults, should dress up in their most terrible costumes and enjoy a frightening tour of our historic buildings,” advises Tom Edmonds, director of the Southampton History Museum.

Admission is free for children 10 years old and under, $10 per adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a reservation. Facemasks required and social distancing strictly enforced. To reserve an entrance slot, call with a credit card 631-283-2494 or go to southamptonhistory.org.

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