2018-10-05 / On Second Thought

Halloween at Historic Columbia

Contributed by Historic Columbia


Historic Columbia’s annual Trunk or Treat Historic Columbia’s annual Trunk or Treat This time of year is full of Halloween fun at Historic Columbia.

Scarecrows in the Garden

During the month of October, scarecrows will take over the Gardens of the Robert Mills House during Scarecrows in the Garden, a free outdoor exhibit that features handcrafted scarecrows made by local artists, families, business, organizations, and classrooms.

This year’s scarecrows feature characters from family-favorite films such as Frozen, Harry Potter, and Moana. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week. This exhibit is free and open Tuesday– Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday from 1–5 p.m.

Spirits Alive!

On Thursday, October 11, grab flashlights and join Historic Columbia at Spirits Alive! Cemetery Tours, guided tours that explore Columbia’s eerie and peculiar past by the light of the moon. These special tours feature costumed tour guides, snacks, and other Halloween-related activities. Tickets are $8/adults and $4/youth for members and $12/adult and $6/youth for non-members.

Visit historiccolumbia.org to purchase. Space is limited.

Trunk or Treat

Put on costumes and head to Historic Columbia’s annual Trunk or Treat from 5:30–7 p.m., Friday, October 26. This free event will allow children the opportunity to trick-or-treat in a safe and fun environment—with decorated trunks filled with candy on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. Awards and prizes for best costumes, best decorated trunk, and scarecrows will be given at 6:45 p.m.

Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop at Robert Mills during this free event.

For more information about Halloween at Historic Columbia, visit HistoricColumbia.org/Halloween.



Historic Columbia’s Scarecrows in the Garden Historic Columbia’s Scarecrows in the Garden

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