What to Boo, What to Boo

Richmond has plenty of fun options if you want to celebrate the spooky this month, here are a few recommendations.
Historic St. John’s is having their Fancy Me Mad event, where you can stroll through the graveyard and meet fascinating spirits telling fascinating stories. It’s a highly entertaining evening, and an opportunity to learn about Richmonders buried at St. Johns and how they met their fate. When you are done communing with the spirits, join Edgar Alan Poe in the church for a reading. Located at 2401 East Broad Street from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, and children 6 and under are free.
Speaking of our cheery buddy Edgar, smack that silly grin off your face and head to the Halloween Unhappy Hour at the Poe Museum on Thursday, October 27th, it’s the most miserable evening of the year. Get your malaise on and have the worst time of your life listening to The Embalmers as you wander the Enchanted Gardens, refusing to participate in the costume contest, and sighing at the ridiculously futile nature of life. Good times!
The Wilton House Museum is having its A Forlorn Ruin: Spirits, Scandals & Secrets in 18th Century Virginia event on October 20th and 21st. Murder, promises, scandals, and secrets unfold around a candle-lit tour of the 18th-century house. Tours are 45 minutes and tickets are $15.
Riverfront Canal Cruises offers haunted canal boat tours from the 27th through the 29th. Drift through the most haunted spots in Richmond on this 20-minute tour featuring haunting tales of Richmond’s past. Boats depart from the canal’s Turning Basin at 139 Virginia Street between 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. Tickets are $6, and kids under four are free.
Ever drive by that big spooky-looking gothic building on Monument Avenue? The Branch’s haunted house is open Thursday, October 12th at 5:30 pm. This free event will feature Caroline Scruggs on the thereminist (eat your heart out Taylor Swift), tarot card reading and curios from Rest in Pieces will be featured. Snacks, wine, beer, and booze are available for purchase. This is a free event, but registration is required.
Boo, y’all! 

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