Phantasmagoria, noun: a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection or assemblage; a dreamlike state where real and imagined elements blur together; a magical event at Duke Homestead on October 28.
Explore historical concepts of Spiritualism, awe, and wonder from the 19th century at Duke Homestead. You are invited to wander the property to see what wonders you can find. We won’t spoil the surprises, but we can tell you that this will be unlike any other Halloween experience you will have.
Appropriate for all ages. (No experiences are designed to scare!) Participation will require walking and standing on uneven terrain. Bring your own flashlight!
The event will close at 9:00 pm, so we recommend arriving before 8:30 pm.
$10 plus tax per adult in advance, $15 plus tax at the door.
$5 plus tax for kids 12 and under.
What will the terrain be like?
The paths are clear but not paved, they are dirt and gravel. In some parts of the historic area there are no paths, only grass.
Will it be dark?
Yes, the event takes place from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. This is a bring your own flashlight event.
How will I be exploring the event? Is this a tour?
You will be moving through the historic area at your own pace. There are different historic scenes relating to Victorian concepts of awe, wonder, spiritualism, and Halloween that you can find and participate in.
How long will the event last?
The event runs from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, however you may spend as much time or as little as you want. Allow about an hour.