Friday, October 25th
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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 25.
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.
Did you come last year? Come again! We have new encounters for you to experience.
No experiences are designed to scare, but some may not be appropriate for young children. Please feel free to call us with any questions about this! 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. Rain or shine
$10 plus tax per adult in advance, $15 plus tax at the door.
$5 plus tax for kids 12 and under.
We are unable to offer refunds on purchased tickets. All cancelled tickets will be considered a donation to the site and will be used for future educational programming.
What will the terrain be like? What if I have limited mobility?
If this is the case for your group, please call the staff in advance of the event and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. 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. The paths utilized on this tour are unpaved and uneven. One building on this tour is not wheelchair accessible. Visitors will be standing or walking most of the time.
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.