Get Ready to be Scared at Atlanta History Center’s New Haunted Halloween Program

Historic Houses are Transformed into Fictional Haunted Experiences to Kick-off the Holiday Season

ATLANTA, GA – Be prepared for thrills and chills as you walk through the foggy gardens and haunted historic houses! Families are invited to choose their own adventure at Atlanta History Center’s newest after dark program – Haunted Halloween. Enjoy food for purchase and visit one of several cash bars for your favorite libation.

WHAT: Haunted Halloween

WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2015; 6:30 to 9:30 pm

WHERE: Atlanta History Center; 130 West Paces Ferry Road; Atlanta, GA

INFORMATION: 404.814.4000; AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Family

ADMISSION: This special holiday program is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers; $8 for children. Purchase admission tickets at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Family.

SPONSORS: Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts Council.

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS:

Scare Factor Rating:

1: All Ages

2: Most Ages

3: Parental Discretion

4: Tweens, Teens, & Above

5: Tweens, Teens, & Above

McElreath Hall

 

Classic Halloween Movie Screenings

Woodruff Theater

Ongoing

Scare Factor: 2

Get some popcorn and grab a seat! Enjoy watching traditional Halloween movies that get everyone in the spirit of the holiday.

 

Atlanta History Museum

 

Friendly Costumed Characters

Exhibition Hallway

Ongoing

Scare Factor: 1

Meet and get a photo taken with beloved Halloween characters and characters from your favorite cartoons and children’s television shows.

 

Do the Monster Mash

Exhibition Hallway

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Scare Factor: 1

Follow along as costumed characters teach everyone how to perform signature Halloween dances, including the Monster Mash and Thriller.

 

Smith Family Farm

 

Blackstock Brothers Haunting

Smith Family Farm

Ongoing

Scare Factor: 3

The Civil War ended many years ago, but the souls of the Blackstock brothers have yet to rest. Killed during the siege on Atlanta, their spirits have wandered this land retracing their last steps. The Blackstock brothers are not alone – numerous creatures and phantoms lurk around this farm. Be cautious as you venture; you never know who – or what – will be around each darkened corner.

Swan House

 

Swamp House Haunting

Swan House

Ongoing

Scare Factor: 3

Built over the remains of the old Collier Swamp, Swamp House was last inhabited in 1934 by the widow of Dedward Skinman, former head of the Peachtree Asylum and School of Taxidermy. Recently, locals have noticed flickering lights, loud noises, and strange smells coming from the old Skinman property. Join the scout party as they attempt to enter Swamp House to investigate the strange activity.

Swan Woods Trail

 

The Witch's Dollhouse

Swan Woods Trail

Ongoing

Scare Factor: 4

Beware – something is off about this whimsical path! The tortured spirits inhabiting these woods try to entice you into joining them in their unearthly prison. But not all hope is lost; some spirits are breaking free of their curse to warn anyone foolish enough to venture down this cursed path.

 

Wood Family Cabin

 

Cannibal Carver Family

Wood Family Cabin

Ongoing

Scare Factor: 5

Take care as you venture down this dark dirt road, a cabin of inbred cannibals awaits you.  After a severe drought resulted in poor crops and dead livestock, the Carver Family was reduced to eating all they could get their hands on – human flesh.  Overcome by their madness, the Carver's continue their cannibalistic ways, targeting unwise hikers and tourists who wander near their property.

 

Food and Drink for Purchase

 

Nana G's Chicken and Waffles Food Truck

Nana G recently celebrated her 102nd birthday and has been cooking up her famous chicken and waffles recipe for her family for over seventy five years! Nana's grandson carries on her recipes that range from her simple Belgium-style waffles to her top-secret 48-hour fried chicken.

 

Cash Bars

Enjoy beer, wine, and a signature cocktail available for purchase from the cash bars stationed throughout the campus.

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About Us

The Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum; two historic houses, 1928 Swan House and 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; Kenan Research Center; Grand Overlook event space; Chick-Fil-A at the Coca-Cola Café, a museum shop, and the Goizueta Gardens, featuring 22 acres of gardens, walkways, paths and trails. In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House located in Midtown Atlanta.