Way Back Wednesday: Revolutionary Ghosts

October is a month where we not only think of Halloween but we think of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night! We’ve blogged about the “friendly” ghosts that haunted Liberty Hall (and if we haven’t and/or you forgot, we are doing a ghosts of Liberty Hall Happy Hour on 10/27!) and now we are finally really to introduce the Revolutionary War ghosts that “haunted” our property at night!


A spooky new way to celebrate Halloween debuts at Liberty Hall Museum!  The grounds of Liberty Hall will open for the first time at night as visitors walk the half-mile haunted trail, Revolutionary Woods: Six Terrifying Tales from the American Revolution. Undead spirits, called “Griefs” will lead visitors on the trail as chilling tales, blood-curdling spectacle and restless spirits of a bloody and revolutionary past are revealed.

See Joshua Huddy with a noose around his neck, a victim of venomous British revenge for the death of so many loyalists. Or meet Mary Post who is set to hang at the hands of irate patriots after being outed as a Loyalist spy! Her wrath knows no limit, and anyone who disturbs the tree she hanged from will no doubt suffer unspeakable torment.

The journey through the Colonial hereafter will conclude at the Brown House, where light refreshments will be served, and a hayride will take visitors safely back to their vehicles. Revolutionary Woods will be scaring guests over the course of four nights on Fridays and Saturdays, October 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 7 – 11:30 p.m. with groups of 15 leaving every half hour. Tickets are $20 per person, $18 for museum members. Reservations are required to ensure a spot – don’t miss out! Visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall/events to purchase tickets.




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