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Halloween at Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine

  • Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine 115 Newgate Road East Granby, CT, 06026 United States (map)

I will be spinning Magic Yarn from my Spider's Web (throwing reeled silk) with the Ye Olde Lebanon Towne Militia.

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!

Later Event: November 3
NHA Gathering - Spinning for Lace