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Halloween History

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER’S HAUNTED HALLOWEEN

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER’S HAUNTED HALLOWEEN

— One-night-only annual event unfolds Friday, October 19, 2018 —

 

The Atlanta History Center will deliver tricks and treats of historic proportions during Haunted Halloween.

 

Halloween History

 

 

From escaped zombies taking over Smith Family Farm and wizards working up potions outside Swan House to dark trails fraught with dark encounters, expect the unexpected as night falls across the History Center’s 33-acre campus. Gentler Halloween fun for the youngest trick-or-treaters is reserved for the Atlanta History Museum during this one-night-only program.

 

Whether you are faint of heart or fearless, there is sure to be something to satisfy, with each haunted happening given a Scare Factor Rating to help individuals and families plot their evening.

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS

Scare Factor Rating:
1: All Ages
2: Most Ages
3: Parental Discretion
4: Scary! Tweens, Teens, and Above
5: Very scary! Tweens, Teens, and Above

Atlanta History Museum Trick or Treat

Ongoing until 9:30 pm
Scare Factor: 1
Allen Atrium and Atlanta History Museum Exhibits
Meet Rapunzel, Little Mermaid, a Panther Warrior, and Island Princess and other characters. Timed singalongs and fun hide-and-go-seek games make this the perfect stop for those looking for treats and photo-ops. Search through the exhibitions to find your favorite characters with whom to trick or treat.

Refrigerator Box Haunted House

Ongoing until 9:30 pm
Scare Factor: 2
Coca-Cola Café
Perfect for little ones, this gentle haunted house encourages exploration through a maze of refrigerator boxes.

 

Classic Fall Fun

Ongoing until 9:30 pm
Scare Factor: 1
Allen Atrium and Exhibition Hallway
Enjoy Halloween mummy races, witch ring toss, Halloween bowling, gross food guessing games, and an eyeball race!

Georgia Reptile Society Show and Tell

Ongoing until 8 pm
Scare Factor: 1-2
Exhibition Hallway
Come and meet the Georgia Reptile Society’s Animal Ambassadors. Our state reptile — the gopher tortoise — will be here along with pythons, bearded dragons, and many more. Educators will be on hand to answer questions and help you interact with these scaly critters.
Georgia Reptile Society is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate Georgians about the wonderful world of reptiles through membership, outreach, and social media. Its goal is to spread awareness of the importance of wild reptile conservation and to encourage proper captive care of pet reptiles. Georgia Reptile Society is also a licensed animal rescue providing medical care, foster homes, and adoption services for some 150 reptiles each year.

 

Halloween Movie Classics

Ongoing
Scare Factor: 2
Kennedy Theatre
Grab a seat and enjoy watching classic Halloween movies that get kids of all ages in the spirit of the holiday.
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 6:15 pm and 6:45 pm
Hocus Pocus, 7:30 pm

 

Music & Mischief

7 until 10:30 pm (21 and older after 9:30 pm)
Scare Factor: 1
Allen Atrium
Revel and dance in the museum as the DJ plays tunes old and new for you all night. Join us after the trails close at 9:30 pm as the cast cuts loose to Halloween tracks.

 

Halloween History

 

SWAN HOUSE

Wizarding World

Ongoing until 9:30 pm
Column side of Swan House
Scare Factor: 1
Welcome to a school of witchcraft and wizardry. Magical tutors lead potion classes and read wizarding tales. Get sorted into your magical house and meet exciting characters from your favorite wizard story.

 

Halloween History

 

SMITH FAMILY FARM

Zombie Escape!

Timed Experience (trail closes at 9:30 pm)
Scare Factor: 4
The dead have come alive and have taken over the Smith Farm. Move quickly and stick together or you will join the legions of walking dead.

Swan Woods

The Further
Ongoing until 9:30 pm
Scare Factor: 5
The Further is a world far beyond our own, yet it’s all around us. It’s a dark realm filled with the tortured souls of the dead. A place not meant for the living. Don’t get trapped on this insidious trail!

 

Halloween History

 

McELREATH HALL

The Rise of Michael Myers

Timed Experience (trail closes at 9:30 pm)
Scare Factor: 5
This iconic horror villain descends upon McElreath Hall and is searching for you. Beware all who enter for nothing gets in the way of this psychopath.

Cash Bars

Allen Atrium and Amphitheatre
Enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails available for purchase.

Admission for this special holiday program, 6:30-10:30 pm, is $20 for the general public, $15 for members, $10 for children, available at the Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center is open 10 am-5:30 pm Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 pm Sundays (ticket sales until 4:30 pm daily). Parking is free.   The Atlanta History Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta.  They can be reached at 404.814.4000.

 

Follow the Atlanta History Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

 

Halloween History


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