Anyone may purchase advance tickets at the Member price of $10 per person. Tickets sold at the door are $12 per person (still $10 for Members).
Time travel to our old-fashioned family fete for centuries of spooky fun! We're hosting a Gilded Age costume-ball-turned-family-friendly affair. (Historic Halloween costumes not required but always welcome.)
Chat with some special costumed guests, who will really set the mood for the night, and enjoy fun activities, games, and crafts to delight (and terrify!) the whole family, including:
Ghost stories with master storyteller Ron Sopyla
Gather 'round the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children's History library to hear spooky stories from history with storyteller Ron Sopyla.
Spirit Photography with Nicole Antebi
Artist Nicole Antebi returns to take your photo....with a spirit! You, your family, and your friends will sit for a digital portrait, but you'll discover that there was someone else in the photo, too—a special ghostly guest hovering over you!
What does 2017 have in store for you? Visit one or all of our fortune-tellers to learn what your future will bring this year. Fortune-telling is a one of the oldest Halloween party traditions!
Creepy crafts and games the whole family can enjoy
Learn about historic costume balls and pin the costume on the guest, then zombify portraits of George Washington and make a piece of mourning jewelry. And don't forget to decorate your own trick-or-treat bag to collect candy throughout the night!
Please note: After 4 pm on the day of the event, only Halloween Ball ticket holders will be admitted to the Museum. Doors open for the Halloween Ball at 3:30 pm. Halloween Ball attendees who wish to visit the Museum during the day before 3:30 pm will be charged museum admission.
We need your help! What should Abe and Frederick be for Halloween? Vote in our costume contest!