You’ve experienced the splendor of the Lyndhurst Mansion during the day, but have you seen it draped in candlelight? This Halloween Season, experience the history of the Mansion and explore Victorian lore in the glow of an October evening: Lyndhurst After Dark! Timed entry allows visitors to take a semi-guided walk through the Mansion as it is decorated in the spirit of the season, with special collections and items on display relating to the superstitions, beliefs and practices of the age.
To make sense of the great political and technological changes in the 19th Century, Americans turned to Spiritualism and other mystical awakenings. Artifacts in the Lyndhurst collection indicate its residents were at least aware of these, and maybe even more ancient practices!
This is not a theater performance, but a semi-guided tour through the Mansion in the evening hours, that will discuss the slightly darker side of history through those who lived at Lyndhurst. Visitors will get a chance to experience the architecture, decor, and collection items on display while listening to talented staff regale about the traditions of the past.
The event in the mansion lasts about 30 minutes. With check-in at the welcome center and parking, please anticipate the full event lasting 1 hour. Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
2022 dates: Thursday through Sunday, October 27- 30.
There's something for everyone in the real Sleepy Hollow—farmers markets, live music, street fairs, historic homes, hiking trails, kayaking and boating on the Hudson River. Halloween season brings even more for the whole family—haunted hayrides, blazing pumpkins, costumed 5K run, Halloween parade, and of course, the Headless Horseman! For the latest on Fall events, visit our guide to Halloween in Sleepy Hollow.