New York has a lot to offer in the fall – gorgeous foliage, hiking, festivals, farms and parks. But as Halloween nears, those looking for a fright or two don’t have to look much further than Westchester County. With its numerous historical homes, each with their own storied pasts, Westchester is the perfect place to seek out some bone-chilling fall fun.
If you’re ready to be enthralled by the spectral tales of yesteryear, these Halloween-themed events are sure to do the trick.
Although you can tour the Armour-Stiner Octagon House year-round, tours during October take on a hauntingly spooky spin. During the Myths & Mysteries Guided Tour, you’ll hear about the peculiar lore surrounding the eccentric mansion as you explore its many rooms and curiosities. Another option is the Lady in White Interactive Tour, where guests become part of a chilling narrative. Solve the decades-long puzzle of an obscure woman in white who vanished at the Octagon House without a trace, leaving only questions in her wake.
Explore the sprawling Lyndhurst Mansion estate by candlelight as you listen to macabre tales of its past during the Lyndhurst After Dark event. Beautiful historic architecture, decor and special collection items will be on full display as you traverse the grounds, watch mini live performances throughout the mansion and enjoy on-site refreshments during your visit.
Join illusionists Mark Clearview and Nick Wallace for a night of spirited magic at historic Philipsburg Manor. During the entrancing Spirits of Sleepy Hollow Country event, watch as they communicate with the beyond, including infamous legends well-known to Sleepy Hollow County such as Hulda the Witch, Major Andre and even the Headless Horseman.
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Featured image: The Armour-Stiner Octagon House.