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Monday, October 05, 2015

Calendar of Events



Victorian Halloween

The 1897 Poe House will be filled with Halloween decorations all month long and can be viewed during regularly scheduled tours: Tues-Fri at 11, 1, and 3. Sat 10-4 on the hour. Sun 1-4 on the hour. Admission is free!

Hallowe'en Revels

Thurs. & Fri. Oct. 16-17 & 23-24, 6:00 to 9:00 pm nightly

Actors with the Gilbert Theater portray members of the Poe household, family and servants, as they prepare for a night of Hallowe’en revels. These family-friendly evening tours give visitors a chance to encounter Halloween customs and traditions from the past in addition to experiencing early electric lighting of the time period. Tours will run every 20 minutes and are limited to 20 people per tour. Intermission from 7:40-8:00 pm each night. Tickets are $3 for ages 7 to adult; free for 6 & under and must be purchased at the door; no advanced sales. This event is sponsored by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Poe House and Museum Trick or Treat

Sat. Oct. 31, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The annual Trick or Treat at the Poe House and Museum features a costume contest ($1 entry fee), scavenger hunt, and traditional Halloween carnival games for the kids. Listen to a ghost story then look for Poe’s ravens in the 1897 Poe House. Don’t forget to visit the museum; the exhibits just may come to life! Costume Contest registration from 11-1:30 pm, entry fee $1. Judging and awards at 2:00 pm. All other activities are FREE!


1897 Poe House Decorated for Christmas

Nov. 24-Jan. 10

Be sure to enhance your holiday season with a tour of the 1897 Poe House and its Victorian decorations. Decorated with a big tree in the parlor, long hallways and tall windows decked with greenery, and the splash of red berries from holly sprigs will give your Christmas spirit a boost. You’ll also come to know and appreciate how people from the 1900s celebrated the traditions that so many hold dear today. Decorations will remain up through January 5. Tours are available Tues. through Fri. at 11, 1, & 3; Sat. 10-4 on the hour; and, Sun. 1-4 on the hour. Admission is FREE!

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