Spooktacular Halloween Activities

Looking for something to do this Halloween weekend?  Here’s a list of activities that may just fit the bill.

The Fredericksburg Jaycees Haunted House

This is the 35th year of the Fredericksburg Jaycees Haunted House.  This year’s event is conveniently located in Central Park at the old Bogey’s near the old Ice Park (new go-cart racing building).  Central Park offers ample parking.  Tickets go on sale at 7pm and the first tour starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12.  You can download a $2 off coupon on the Fredericksburg Jaycees website.  Proceeds go to sponsor handi-cappable children at Camp Jaycee.  The haunted house will be open Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30. 

Wicked Woods Haunted Forest

This is the 4th annual Wicked Woods Haunted Forest, located in Spotsylvania near Lake Anna.  This is a self-guided outdoor attraction that does not allow flashlights.  You will wind your way through 10 acres of ghoulish scenes.  The attraction is open rain or shine.  Tickets are $15 October 29-31.  The Wicked Woods is not recommended for children under the age of 12.  The Haunted Forest opens at 7pm and tickets are sold until 10pm.  Discounts and directions can be found on their website

Ghost Tours of Fredericksburg

This 90 minute walking tour focuses on the colonial heritage of Fredericksburg, stories of the Civil War, and the ghosts that inhabit Fredericksburg City.  The tour starts at the Fredericksburg Visitor’s Center parking lot at 706 Caroline Street.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online on their website.   Tickets are $11 per person.  Children under 7 are free.  If you need tickets for the 8pm tours on October 29 or October 30 you will need to call 540.710.3002.  Tickets are still available online for the 6:30pm and 9:45pm tours on October 30. 

The Mary Washington University Ghost Walk

This 90 minute ghost walk is organized by the Mary Washington Historic Preservation Club with proceeds benefiting the Historic Preservation Club.  The tour will leave every 10 minutes from Market Square on the corner of Princess Anne Street and William Street.  Refreshments and children’s activities will be offered throughout the night in Market Square.  Tours will run from 6pm-10pm on Friday, October 29 and 5pm-10pm on Saturday, October 30.  Earlier tour times are more child-friendly.  Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.  Advanced registration is recommended.  For more information or to purchase tickets email or call at 540-654-1315.

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