Halloween is nearly upon us. And with it comes the annual resurgence of everything scary, paranormal and haunted. If you’re all about the creepy holiday and looking to take this year’s festivities to the next level, you may want to grab your suitcase and head to Colonial Williamsburg, where this year, they’re opening up the district’s most historic and haunted houses to guests for the first time ever.
The houses are some of the oldest in the country and have been bookable for some time now. They’ve also always had a rep for being haunted. Thomas Jefferson is said to haunt one, while guests at another have reported finding their “furniture turned upside down upon returning to their rooms.” What’s new is that this year, the tourism association behind these hotel alternatives will theme the houses for Halloween and reveal details about the haunted history.
Travel + Leisure reports, “During the Halloween weekend (October 28-31), visitors to Colonial Williamsburg can look forward to other Halloween themed events, like haunted houses, dances in the square, and screenings of classic horror films.”
Rooms are bookable on Colonial Williamsburg’s website. Rates for the spooky experience start at $216 for a double room. That price includes an all-access pass to the handful of Halloween events the town puts on. Slip out for spooky movie screenings. Snag tickets to the town-wide Halloween event “Curse of the Sea Witch,” or head to other haunted houses created for the holiday (the gimmicky kind). You know, just in case you don’t get enough of that during the night.
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