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It’s almost time for all things spooky, haunted and Halloween! At the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, we have spooktacular events for every interest and scare level. Start planning your fall adventure and learn more about our events across the state by clicking a region below.


Indianapolis • Nashville • Fountain City

children posing for picture in costumes

Night at the Boo Bash 

Oct. 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Indiana State Museum
$12/person, 25% discount for members, $7/scout, $5/Access Pass member 

Fred the Mastodon and his friends are hosting their annual Halloween party at the museum and you’re invited! Bring your family and friends and dress in your most creative costume for a chance to win a grand prize. Gear up for a spooktacular night of dancing, candy and fun activities for all ages. 


Twilight Tales

Strange Encounters (All ages)
Oct. 16, 18, 23, 25, 7 to 8 p.m.
$20/person, 25% discount for members
Join us – in the dark – for a night of family friendly mystery and spooky intrigue! Decorate your own candy bag, help solve a mystery as we decode puzzles, and find hidden clues throughout the galleries as we explore the museum by flashlight. Costumes are encouraged! Flashlights will be available for guests to use. 

Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 25

Beyond the Grave (Ages 18+)
Oct. 16, 18, 23, 25, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
$20/person, 25% discount for members
Experience the museum by flashlight as you discover our creepiest and oddest artifacts! As you wander through the galleries, your guide will share the intriguing folklore, myths and stories of objects from beyond the grave.

Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 25

ghost stories under the october sky tc steele

Ghost Stories Under the October Sky 

Oct. 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
T.C. Steele State Historic Site
$10/adult, $5/youth, free for members  

Spend your Friday night on a blanket under the stars at T.C. Steele, enjoying famous and local ghost stories from the Bloomington Storytellers Guild at this annual, spooky event beside the Steele family cemetery. Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket, snacks, flashlight and your favorite sweatshirt. Recommended for ages 8+. 



Geneva • Rome City


Oct. 12, 4 to 7 p.m.
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
$5/person, 25% discount for members 

“Hoo’s” ready for an Owl-oween treat? Collect treats as we explore the grounds and learn about owls, radioactivity and animals who love the dark. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and bring a flashlight to guide them as the sun sets. All ages are welcome.
This event will be happening rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather.



New Albany • Corydon • Madison

Creature outside Culbertson Mansion

Literally, A Haunted House 

Sept. 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 7 to 11 p.m.
Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

Enter the mansion for a night of peril at our annual haunted house! Dare to see creak across the storied floorboards for a look at what scares await you around the corner — or right behind you — at this fan-favorite event sponsored by the Friends of the Culbertson Mansion. All ages are welcome. *Children cannot be carried through the haunted house.

Purchase your tickets at the door.

Haunted Histories

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1: 6 to 8 p.m.
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
$16/adult, $14/senior, $12/youth, 25% discount for members

Join us in the informal parlor to learn about spiritualism and 19th-century ghost lore! Afterward, we’ll venture over to several of the town’s more eerie locations including the Broadway Hotel, the old Vail and White Funeral Parlor and the Madison River Front.

Registration required by 7 p.m. day of program. Please note that this tour sells out quickly.

Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25

Lanier Mansion

Real Haunted Happenings: Dark Corners of Corydon 

Oct. 25, 26, 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
$15/person, 25% discount for members 

Up for a scary story? Hear the terrifying tales and spooky legends of the grim events and lingering ghosts that haunt Indiana’s original capitol at this lantern-lit tour Corydon … if you dare.

Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m.


Evansville • New Harmony • Vincennes

people gathering around downtown vincennes at night time

Downtown Ghost Story Walk

Oct. 18, 25, 7 to 8 p.m., 8 to 9 p.m.
Vincennes State Historic Site
$15/person, 25% discount for members 

Prepared to be spooked! Embark on an evening walk around downtown Vincennes as you hear local ghost stories and other scary tales. Keep your eyes wide open – you might find some spooky characters along the way! Program starts and ends at the Old State Bank, 114 North 2nd Street, Vincennes. 

Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 8 p.m.