Released October 3, 2016

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘Spooky Mansion’


Contact: Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, [email protected]

MADISON, Ind. — Lanier Mansion State Historic Site is treating young ghosts and goblins to the 8th annual Spooky Mansion on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, targeting children ages 3 through 12, will feature an array of not-so-scary Halloween activities inside the historic mansion and Lanier-Madison Visitor Center.

“This year we are having a costume contest for the best dressed family,” said Gerry Reilly, Lanier Mansion State Historic Site manager. “The costumes may be coordinated, but that isn’t required. The family with the best costumes will get a prize.”

Children are encouraged to dress in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating in the mansion’s basement with emergency responders. Other activities include the telling of ghost and monster stories, a spooky decorations tour, making a monster puppet and trying your hand at puppet theater.

Admission is $3 per child. Adults will receive free admission per paid child and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site and Lanier/Madison Visitor’s Center are located at 601 W. First St. in historic Madison, Ind.

For more information on the program, please contact Anne Fairchild, program manager at 812.273.4531 or [email protected].

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Lanier Mansion State Historic Site is located in Madison, Indiana, along the Ohio River. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the Lanier Mansion boasts a heroic story and superb architecture. This Greek Revival home belonged to J.F.D. Lanier, who helped finance Indiana’s part in the Civil War. For more information, call 812.265.3526 or visit