Come join the Tryon Palace coven at the North Carolina History Center for fun and free activities, treats, maybe some tricks, and to watch one of our favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus! The amusements will begin at 5:30 PM in Mattocks Hall and the movie will start at 7. We encourage you to dress in your best disguise and enter our costume contest! Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded just before the movie begins. After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison explores a creepy, abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches, the infamous Sanderson sisters, who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. “It’s a Hocus Pocus Halloween” is sponsored by The Black Cat Shoppe and Ghost of New Bern! This film is rated PG and runs approximately 1 hour and 36 minutes. Admission is free and seating will be determined on a first come, first served basis.
Ghostwalk is a self-guided event that allows you to step into New Bern’s past. Meet spirits at 13 different historic ghost haunts including homes, theatres and Cedar Grove Cemetery. Enjoy the ghostly actors who will share their spirited stories in the very locations that their characters lived and visited. Your ticket is good for all three nights and contains your map with ghost sites and food sites for you to enjoy in any order you like. Adults in advance – $18 Adults days of event – $23 Students, Active Duty Military – $14 Historical Society Members – $14 Children 3-12 – $5 Children under 3 free. All prices include NC sales tax.
Witches, ghosts, and other creatures are taking over Tryon Palace! Bring the kids dressed in their favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit with crafts, games, and – of course – candy! While wandering the haunted grounds, you’ll encounter friendly witches and ghosts. You may even encounter the Headless Horseman in search of Ichabod Crane! Designed for ages 12 and under, the brave children who attend “All Hallows’ Eve” will make a craft, play games, and trick-or-treat. No masks, please. All passes for All Hallows’ Eve include admission to the Tryon Palace gardens.