Phantoms and Fire 2021

Date: October 13, 2021 - October 31, 2021 at 5:00 - 8:30
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
  • Sturbridge, MA
  • (800) 733-1830
  • Go to Venue Website

Explore the museum after hours where you will find spooky delights, from bats and bonfires to cauldrons and candy, from ghosts and guitars to horror and spooky drama! Take your entire family, as there is something for every age around every corner. Pre-registration is required; 

Times: Phantoms and Fire runs 5:00 - 8:30 pm

Cost: $20 for adults and $12 for youth | Purchase early and SAVE 10-20 percent! See below for details

Learn more about current COVID-related policies here


The Fantastic Terrors of Edgar Allan Poe

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” –Edgar Allan Poe

The short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe come alive outside the buildings of Old Sturbridge Village, as told by the characters who have just witnessed them occur. At six different locations throughout the Village, tales of horror, revenge, obsession, and deception will be repeated in pulsating rhythm…like the beat of a heart.

Written & directed by PJ Griffith for Old Sturbridge Village & Coggeshall Farm

Clues & Candy

Gather clues throughout the Village and present them on your way out for a bag of treats. Fun for kids of all ages! Please feel free to wear your costume!

Mysterious Melodies of Lawrence Trailer

You may have seen him at the Village before, but you’ve never seen – or heard – the haunting acoustical stylings of Lawrence Trailer like you will during Phantoms & Fire.

Prospero’s Tavern

The Bullard Tavern, ghoulishly transformed into Prospero’s Tavern, will have concessions sure to delight. The menu will include beer, wine, hard cider, hot cider with or without rum, hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies, and more! Check back at a later date for the menu.

Food and beverages are an additional fee. The Bullard Tavern Cafeteria will be closed.

Author Book Signing: Thomas D’Agostino (October 16th and 24 only)

Author of A Guide to Haunted New England, Thomas D’Agostino is one of the region’s most well-known writers and investigators of the paranormal. His article “Rhode Island: Vampire Capital of America” was published in FATE magazine in October 2001. As founders of the Paranormal United Research Society, Tom and his wife, Arlene, have been extensively studying and investigating paranormal accounts for over twenty-eight years. In addition, Tom is author of numerous titles on the subject of hauntings in New England. Tom also builds musical instruments, rebuilds clocks and antiques, and collects rare books on New England legends, haunts, and folklore.

The book signing will take place outside the Miner Grant Store on October 16th and 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

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  • (800) 733-1830
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