Scare up some spirited fun this Halloween season at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.
The museum staff invites visitors of all ages to explore the darker history of the iconic landmark with several different events through the end of October.
The events include:
Ghostly Sightings Tours, Oct. 18-25, noon-4 p.m.
The tours will focus on the history of the mansion when it was a private residence, between 1868 and 1938.
Visitors may encounter the ghost who is haunted by those memories and has been seen walking through the first and second floors during Halloween seasons.
Tours are $20.
Haunted Basement Tours, Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.
Visitors will get a tour of the mansion's rarely seen dark, Civil War-era basement, which will be retrofitted to look like a maze with lighting, play-acting and frightful props. (It is not recommended for children under 13 years old.) The tours are $20; limited tickets are available only through advance purchase by Oct. 24.
Tickets can be purchased by phone, email or at the door during regular tour hours of the mansion from Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Victorian Villains Halloween Costume Party, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7-11 p.m.
Guests are invited to dress up for a night filled with "Victorian villains," dancing, prizes and a few scary moments. Light dinner and Halloween treats will served. Party-goers also will be able to take part in a Haunted Basement Tour for additional thrills. The event is chaired by Norwalk residents Doug Hempstead, trustee, and Gregory Kling, also the designer/art director and co-chairman of the basement tours.
Proceeds from the Halloween activities will benefit the museum's educational and cultural programs.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is at 295 West Ave. For more information, call 203-838-9799 or visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com