Halloween Phantasmagoria Returns to Durham Historic Site on Oct. 25

Halloween Phantasmagoria 2019. Source: Duke Homestead State Historic Site
Halloween Phantasmagoria 2019. Source: Duke Homestead State Historic Site

Tickets go on-sale tomorrow — September 18, 2019 — for Duke Homestead’s Halloween Phantasmagoria. This annual event happens on Friday, October 25, 2019, 6:30-9pm, at the Duke Homestead State Historic Site in Durham, North Carolina.

The name of this unique event is defined by the organizers as:

Phantasmagoria, noun:  a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection or assemblage; a dreamlike state where real and imagined elements blur together; a magical event at Duke Homestead.

During the October 25 event, ticket-holders may wander the property and see what wonders can be found. For those who have been to a prior year’s Phantasmagoria, note that new “encounters” have been added for 2019.

For those attending, bring a flashlight and be sure to dress appropriately for “walking and standing on uneven terrain” as homestead paths are dirt and gravel. Also, dress for NC’s October weather as most of this event takes place outdoors. This is a kind of “self guided” tour where ticket-holders may move at their own pace.

Note that the goal is not to scare, and Halloween Phantasmagoria is, in fact, described as “appropriate for all ages.”

Source: Duke Homestead State Historic Site
Source: Duke Homestead State Historic Site

 

Duke Homestead State Historic Site is located at 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC.

The 9pm ending time is hard set, so be sure to get there early enough to have exploration time.

Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per child (plus taxes and fees) if purchased in advance.  At the door, the tickets will be $15+tax per adult. Kids 12 and under who come with adults are $5+tax at the door. A limited number of tickets will be sold (350). For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2019 Halloween Phantasmagoria, visit dukehomestead.org/Halloween-Phantasmagoria.php or EventBrite.

This historic site is supported by the nonprofit Duke Homestead Education and History Corporation. Proceeds from this event go toward management of the historic site.

What is Duke Homestead? The home of tobacco-manufacturer Washington Duke and his family from 1852 to 1874, the house, farm, and factory buildings make up the Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum. The site holds workshops, festivals, and NC history events. Find the site’s history, events, and information at dukehomestead.org.

 

Victorian-era spiritualism depiction. Source: Duke Homestead State Historic Site
Victorian-era spiritualism depiction. Source: Duke Homestead State Historic Site

 

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