Ghost Tours and a Hal­loween Bash on Tap at His­toric Brin­ton Lodge

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His­toric Brin­ton Lodge, in part­ner­ship with the in­house brew pub, Hid­den River Brew­ing Co., will host a se­ries of spe­cial events in Oc­to­ber for Hal­loween. Th­ese in­clude weekly ghost tours, weekly “Toast with a Ghost” tour and tast­ings, a fas­ci­nat­ing pre­sen­ta­tion on the sci­ence of Franken­stein, and the an­nual Hal­loween Mas­quer­ade Bash. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the preser­va­tion and restora­tion of His­toric Brin­ton Lodge.

His­toric Brin­ton Lodge has a leg­endary rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing haunted. Sto­ries of su­per­nat­u­ral en­coun­ters and ghostly ap­pari­tions have ex­isted in lo­cal lore since at least the 1970s. On a Ghost Tour, guests can tour the 300-year-old man­sion and hear the ghost sto­ries and fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory of the Lodge, which evolved from a 1700s farm­house to a Jazz Age gen­tle­man’s club. Ghost Tours are $15 per per­son and take place se­lect nights in Oc­to­ber.

The Hal­loween “Toast with a Ghost!” in­cludes a ghost tour of the build­ing plus a tast­ing of craft beer or wine and light snacks. The Toast with a Ghost is $25 per per­son and takes place at 6:00 p.m. on Sun­days in Oc­to­ber.

The sec­ond an­nual Hal­loween Mas­quer­ade Bash will take place on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28, from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The evening will in­clude live mu­sic by Tin Bird Choir (mas­querad­ing as Dead Bird Choir), a cos­tume con­test, a tarot card reader, belly dancers, an ap­pe­tizer buf­fet, a cock­tail lounge and more, all set within the haunt­ingly beau­ti­ful rooms of the Lodge. Tick­ets are $40 per per­son.

There will also be a se­ries of free events through­out the month, in­clud­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion by the “Nat­u­ral Philoso­pher,” Dean Howarth, who will en­ter­tain with a se­ries of demon­stra­tions based on early elec­tri­cal ex­per­i­ments, some of which in­cluded at­tempts to raise the dead.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased on­line at <www.brin­ton­lodge.com> or in per­son at Hid­den River Brew­ing Co.

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