Spooktober – a haunting we will go

Discover Westport’s ghoulish side with our month-long series of spooky fun centered on our communities past.

Per State of Connecticut mandates, social distancing practices will be in effect and masks are required unless the use of a mask or cloth face covering by anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of a medical condition.

Destination Westport: Westport SanitariumThough the buildings are long gone, the site of the Westport Sanitarium—one of two in Westport—still tells the story of public health.
9:30 amWinslow Park
Tuesday Treasure: Spooktober EditionWho knows what awaits those brave enough to join the museum for a showcase of the eeriest objects held in the collection.
6:00 pmVirtual Offering
Chats on the Past: New England’s Other Witch Hunt Everyone knows about the witch hunt at Salem in 1692. But few people know that in the years before Salem, Connecticut was New England’s fiercest witch prosecutor.
5:00 pmVirtual Offering
Destination Westport: Art From the BeyondLearn what urns, willow trees and other artistic symbols on gravestones mean as you meander through the cemetery.
11 amGreens Farms Lower Cemetery
Mr. Washington Irving Reading, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The ghostly apparition of Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, has been resurrected for a special reading of his frightful tale about the Headless Horseman. Hear his famous story while socially distanced on the museum’s lawn. 
4:00 pmWestport Museum
Tuesday Treasure: Collaborative Halloween Episode! Celebrate the spirit of the season with a special episode of the Westport Museum’s Tuesday Treasures programming series online, held in collaboration with Fairfield Museum & History Center, Weston Historical Society and Wilton Historical Society.
6:00 pmVirtual Offering
Annual Illuminating the Past HALLOWEEN Cemetery Lantern TourWM proudly presents the virtual return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery virtually with your lantern and discover Westport’s most notable dearly departed residents.
2-4 pm Pickup & OnlineHybrid Event