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DeBary Hall plans creepy candlelight tours

Posted On: October 1, 2019

DeBary Hall plans creepy candlelight tours

Get spooked before Halloween by listening to scary tales and taking a candlelight tour of DeBary Hall Historic Site at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26. 

Guests will start their tour in DeBary Hall’s theater, where a storyteller will describe the lives of previous tenants and describe some creepy customs born in the Victorian era.

Then visitors will enter the DeBary mansion, where they can expect some mild frights as they are escorted through the narrow hallways and darkened rooms once occupied by 19th century wine merchant Frederick deBary and family. Staff and volunteers will share spooky stories and tell tales with tragic ends as they creep through unlit rooms and listen to the creaks of the 1871 mansion.

The tours are designed to startle and activate the imagination.

Reservations are required, and space is limited; call 386-668-3840. Admission is $10 per person. Children under 12 will not be admitted.

DeBary Hall Historic Site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is owned by the state and managed by the county’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

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