Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Halloween at Old New-Gate
Visit one of the spookiest places ever for a Halloween treat! But who knows what kind of tricks some of the spirits may have planned?
There may be no better place to find the spirit of Halloween (and perhaps even the spirits of Halloween!) than Connecticut's oldest prison. Located in beautiful East Granby, Connecticut, the site features picturesque ruins, panoramic views, and provides the perfect setting for a historically haunted holiday.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the torch light parade (starting around 7:15 pm), costume contest, performances by the Marquis of Granby Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps, and visits with famed New-Gate prisoner Thirza Mansfield (who hacked her husband to bits); a historic Connecticut witch, a throng of escaped prisoners and the prison's surgeon illustrating his trade! There will be lots to do for the under 12 set, including face painting, pumpkin decorating, grab bags, fife and drum lessons, games, and bat craft activities. Bring a carved Jack-o-lantern or a scarecrow for our display! Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes at 7 pm!
Tickets are $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, $6 Children 6-17, under 6 Free!
This event is presented by a collaborative partnership of Old New Gate, Inc., the State Historic Preservation Office. Special thanks to the East Granby Historical Society, the Town of East Granby, Marquis of Granby Jr. Ancient Fife and Drum Corps, and many other volunteers. Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine is owned by the State of Connecticut, and operated by the State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development. Old New-Gate Prison is a National Historic Landmark and a State Archaeological Preserve. Please note, due to the nature of the site, there is uneven terrain and stairs.