Victorian Gh

What’s better than a ghost story? How about a ghost story from the 19th century? How about a ghost story from the 19th century dictated and performed by costumed actors? If you agree, you should stop by the James J. Hill House in St. Paul this weekend for Victorian Ghost Stories.

Come listen to costumed actors giving dramatic readings of 19th century ghost stories in the dimly lit parlor room of the James J. Hill House on the 26th and 27th of October at 6:00PM and 7:30PM. This spine-tingling event will include the haunting tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton and the Grimm Brothers. Plus, the actors will portray some “true” ghost stories as well. Because of the frightening nature of these stories, the Victorian Ghost Stories event is not recommended for children under the age of ten.

Completed in 1891, the James J. Hill House is a national historic landmark, and is a dazzling, Gatsby-esque, example of an American Gilded Age mansion. Considered Minnesota’s largest and most expensive house when finished, this mansion is the ultimate symbol of success. Complete with a three-story pipe organ, the James J. Hill House is a five-story manor that sits on 36,500 square feet. Its parlor room is the absolute perfect place for listening to the horrifying tales. And, after the presentation, you will be invited to join a guided tour of the house itself. It is sure to be a delightfully spooky evening.

Tickets for this event are $12 ($10 if you’re an MHS member), and it is recommended that you make reservations online.

Halloween is slowly approaching, and what better way to get into the spirit of the season than to partake in some 19th century ghost stories?

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