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Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum

  • 4.5

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Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Museum
ShelburneVT 05482
(802) 985-3346

Ages: 0 - 14+

Cost: $7 per person ages 3 and up | Members and children 2 and under are free | General admission applies for visitors arriving after 1 p.m.

Parking: Yes - Free

Features: Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area, Playground, Snack Stand, Changing Tables, Restrooms

Be creative and dress up in your most playful costumes as you trick-or-treat on the grounds of Shelburne Museum. 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Trick-or-treat at locations through the Museum grounds -Various locations – See map

Play a game in the Pumpkin Patch at Beach Woods - Join them for some pumpkin fun -- mini-golf or bowling, pumpkin checkers, or pumpkin bean bag or ring toss.

Round Barn Comic Con - Meet a Superhero, including Captain American and Spiderman, or an area artist, try your hand at cartooning, or create with duct tape. Find out what VT Comic Con is all about!

What’s a Tardis? - If you know Doctor Who, you know the answer to the question. If not, check out the blue police call box in the auditorium at the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education!

The Electra-fied Pumpkin -Come admire the amazing carving skill of >>>>>>, and her creation of the likeness of Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education lobby.

Up in the Sky -Be sure to look up and wave as Carl Spranger of Burlington Aerial Photography captures the magic of the day. 

Fuel Up -Visit the Museum café for a snack or lunch.


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Monster Mash - Enjoy music by area radio station 92.1 WVTK, broadcasting live throughout the morning.


10:3 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Jedi Training Academy - Learn techniques to help protect the Empire! Bring your light saber (or borrow one of ours). Circus Lawn


12:30 p.m.

Costuming 911. It’s not too late – October 31 isn’t until tomorrow! Join costumers Wendy Farrell and Jesse Whitaker for tips, tricks and ideas for costumes of all types. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education auditorium.

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  • 5

Reviewed on 10/20/2008

October 2009

Halloween fun for kids of all ages! Kids can trick-or-treat at most of the buildings and on the walkways in between. This year's theme was "board games" and the museum went all out with life sized versions of Scrabble, Dominoes and Operation. Making it even more realistic, many of the Museum staff were dressed were dressed in costume. We saw Mr. Monopoly and Col. Mustard to name a few. There was even a gigantic game of tic-tac-toe that involved rolling pumpkins down the hill toward the Ticonderoga. The Owl cottage was turned into a very "mild" haunted house that even little kids could enjoy.

October 2008

Spooktacular event especially if you don't live in a traditional neighborhood where you can easily trick-or-treat. Bring a stroller or wagon though if you have little ones. Things are spread out and it can be a lot of walking.

Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum


  • 3

Reviewed on 10/28/2013

Great idea and lots of fun. As expected, it was lots of walking. Only complaint was that the candy handed out was not very kid friendly. Not exaggerating when I say that more than half of my son's bucket is dum-dum lollipops and hard peppermint candies. Considering most children there were under 5, I don't think that was thought out well enough. However, it was not a big deal because we did not go for the candy, just the experience which was great. Might skip next year and wait until my son is older and can walk the distances himself....more

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  • 5

Reviewed on 10/28/2012

This is our second year going and we love it! There is a lot of kids but you are able walk through at your own is definitely our new family tradition.

Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum


  • 5

Reviewed on 10/22/2012

We have done this for several years now and it's a must-go for Halloween events in the area. For the little ones, it's great as they can trick or treat during the day time and see all of fantastic costumes you can't quite see during the day. Each year themes are wonderfully thought favorite was the board game year!! Mr. Monopoly broke at the Castleton Jail was funny!!

Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum


  • 5

Reviewed on 10/23/2011

We have been going to the Shelburne Museum for 4 yrs. My daughter was only 3 months old when we started going. She loves it.

Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum


  • 5

Reviewed on 10/27/2008

My children love going to this every year. It is a must for the Halloween season.

Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum