Everyone loves visiting Charleston in October. The options for fun are abundant and the temperatures are ideal! Here are a few spooky things to do in Charleston.
Boone Hall Fright Nights
This is South Carolina’s largest multi-attraction haunted event! Prepare to be scared… There are four different attractions that make up Boone Hall Fright Nights. Castle Mid-Evil is a place of torment and torture where evil has no bounds. It’s “a place that awaits your arrival and awakens your fear.” Zombie Town is another scene of horror. Prim Springs is an abandoned town that is all but forgotten, except for the unfortunate citizens that fell victim to an infection that turned them into mindless, flesh-eating creatures! Make sure you stop by Zombie Town before going on the Wicked Woods Hayride. Wicked Woods is the darkest area of the plantation. They’re opened to the public once a year, but in 2013, the terror rises to a whole new level. Indefinable creatures and beings will lurk in the shadows waiting to strike unsuspecting travelers! The woods will show no sign of mercy. Finally, take in Little Amy’s Nightmare in 3D. You’ll enter Amy’s world and be consumed by her nightmares that have become so powerful they have crossed over to become reality. You can get an All You Dare to Scare pass that includes all four attractions or purchase admission to each attraction separately.
Nightmare on the Harbor II
This premier Charleston Halloween party will take place on Halloween Night in the South Carolina Aquarium. You can enjoy live music from Cherub The Mad Violinist & Symphony Crack Orchestra, who was recently nominated for five Grammy Awards. There will also be a Michael Jackson THRILLER performance, “Silent Disco in the SHARK TANK,” a Halloween-themed fashion show, animals and exhibits and a huge costume contest! This event is 21 and up.
The Woman in Black – A Ghost Story
This spine-tingling, suspenseful thriller is here just in time for Halloween. Audience members will be on the edge of their seats at the Woolfe Street Playhouse. The Woman in Black is playing October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m., and October 31 at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students.
Tour de Graves Magnolia Cemetery
Tour Charleston’s “garden of the dead” on October 25. The tour starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. It will consist of several notable stops with stories of the people that are buried there. Magnolia Cemetery is a focal point for Civil War remembrance as 2,200 Civil War soldiers are buried there.
Halloween Classical Kids Concert
On October 26, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the instruments and musicians of a Brass Quintet during a special Halloween Classical Kids Concert. Be prepared to take part in the Wild Rumpus by coming dressed in your favorite costume! It kicks off at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-16 and free for children 3 and under!
With so many spooky things to do in Charleston, don’t forget to reserve your room at the Governor’s House Inn. We offer magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms and expansive verandah porches. Find your favorite suite or room here.
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