Wednesday-Sunday, October 13 - 31

Times: Phantoms and Fire runs 5:00 - 8:30 pm

Cost: $20 for adults and $12 for youth | Purchase early and SAVE 10-20 percent! See below for details

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Due to the forecast for this evening and out of concern for the safety and comfort of all our visitors and staff, the Saturday, October 30, 2021 Phantoms and Fire is CANCELED. If you had tickets for this date, please check your email for more details and information regarding refunds.

Explore the museum after hours where you will find spooky delights, from bats and bonfires to cauldrons and candy, from ghosts and guitars to horror and spooky drama! Take your entire family, as there is something for every age around every corner. Pre-registration is required; purchase tickets here.

Please note that Phantoms and Fire is an outdoor program. Masks are required when indoors, such as when entering the Visitor Center or using the restroom. Learn more about current COVID-related policies here

The Fantastic Terrors of Edgar Allan Poe

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” –Edgar Allan Poe

The short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe come alive outside the buildings of Old Sturbridge Village, as told by the characters who have just witnessed them occur. At six different locations throughout the Village, tales of horror, revenge, obsession, and deception will be repeated in pulsating rhythm…like the beat of a heart.

Written & directed by PJ Griffith for Old Sturbridge Village & Coggeshall Farm

Gather clues throughout the Village and present them on your way out for a bag of treats. Fun for kids of all ages! Please feel free to wear your costume!

Mysterious Melodies of Lawrence Trailer

You may have seen him at the Village before, but you’ve never seen – or heard – the haunting acoustical stylings of Lawrence Trailer like you will during Phantoms & Fire.

Please note: Due to previous bookings, Lawrence Trailer will not be at the October 16th or October 29th programs. On October 16th, we will welcome Fox & the Dragon and on October 29th, we will welcome Gracie Day.

Prospero’s Tavern

The Bullard Tavern, ghoulishly transformed into Prospero’s Tavern, will have concessions sure to delight. The menu will include beer, wine, hard cider, hot cider with or without rum, hot cocoa, hearty soups, sandwiches, popcorn, cookies, and more! Be sure to check out our specialty cocktails, the Annabel Lee (Peach Schnapps, Vodka, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, sour mix) or Raven’s Blood (whisky, Vermouth, Chambord, Grenadine, and pomegranate syrup)!

Food and beverages are an additional fee. The Bullard Tavern Cafeteria will be closed.

Spooky Selfie Contest

Dress in your most creative costume and take part in our spooky selfie contest during Phantoms and Fire! Take a photo of you and/or your child in costume at Old Sturbridge Village and post it on Facebook or Instagram with #OSVHalloween. The winner will win a 4-pack of tickets to our Christmas event in December! Learn more here.

Author Book Signing: Thomas D’Agostino (October 16th and 24 only)

Guide to Haunted New England coverAuthor of A Guide to Haunted New England, Thomas D’Agostino is one of the region’s most well-known writers and investigators of the paranormal. His article “Rhode Island: Vampire Capital of America” was published in FATE magazine in October 2001. As founders of the Paranormal United Research Society, Tom and his wife, Arlene, have been extensively studying and investigating paranormal accounts for over 39 years. In addition, Tom is author of numerous titles on the subject of hauntings in New England. Tom also builds musical instruments, rebuilds clocks and antiques, and collects rare books on New England legends, haunts, and folklore.

The book signing will take place outside the Miner Grant Store on October 16th and 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

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This program sold out last year, so get your tickets early to secure your spot!


September 1-13 (Members Exclusive)
Member Adult: $16
Member Youth: $9.60

September 14-30 | Tickets Open to the Public at Early-Bird Pricing!
Non-member Adult: $18
Non-member Youth (4-17): $10.80
Member Adult: $16
Member Youth (4-17): $9.60

October 1-31 

Adult: $20
Youth (4-17): $12

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2021 Cast:

The faces bringing the terrors of Edgar Allan Poe to life!

Catherine Luciani (Annabel)

Catherine is thrilled to be joining the Nevermore team this year as Annabel. Other select credits include: NY: All About Image/We Are The Elite (NY Fringe Festival); Mrs. President (Manhattan Rep); Village, My Home (DreamUp Festival!); Regional: The Panto Games (imaginary beasts); Sisters (Keeler Tavern Museum); The Independents (Curtain Call Theatre); Julius Caesar (Shakespeare on the Green); Fall River Axe Murders (imaginary beasts). Education: Hamilton College, London Dramatic Academy. Follow @catherineluciani to see where she goes next!

Laura Rocklyn (Psyche)

Theatre credits include: Fairy Tale Farm (ClockJack Productions/OSV), Pride & Prejudice (Round House Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Tale of Two Cities (Classic Theatre of Maryland); Sense & Sensibility (Folger Theatre); Red Velvet (2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Award for Best Actress in a Play), Christmas Carol, Hamlet (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company); Peter and the Wolf (Synetic Family Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Quotidian Theatre Company; Clover (Ally Theatre Company); Perfect Pie (Potomac Theatre Project); As You Like It (Kentucky Shakespeare); Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night (Richmond Shakespeare Festival); Henry VI, Parts 1-3 (Adirondack Shakespeare Company;) TOURS: Cato & Dolly, How Long Must We Wait? (History At Play); Taming of the Shrew, Dracula (Olney Theatre Center’s National Players). TV/WEB SERIES: Legends & Lies: The Patriots, Investigation Discovery: Southern Fried Homicide, The Broken Continent. TRAINING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University (MFA), Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Shakespeare Certificate).

Eamon Griffith (Roderick)

Eamon Griffith is a Los Angeles native songwriter and producer. He recently graduated from Loyola University New Orleans where he studied voice and guitar performance. He released his debut EP, “Eams,” in 2019. The project was the culmination of influences realized from having lived in New Orleans, playing empty lounges to packed dive bars. He is currently finishing his first full-length album to be released within the coming months.


Bryce Crumlish (William)

Theatre: Fairyt Tale Farm (ClockJack Productions) Macbeth (Vulcan Theatre Company), Memoriam (NY Fringe Festival), Sam’s Lament (NCTC). TV: Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel). Improv performer with Settle For Less. MFA: LIU Post. @brycecrumlish

Jacqueline Noel (Evangeline)

Jacqueline is inspired by the highly classical and the highly experimental, ~from As You Like It to Buried Child, a survivor to a perpetrator, a girl only in dreams to the last woman here on Earth. She has worked on sets in the USA and Europe, and her performances have appeared on CPTV and EWTN. She has played a witch, murderous voice, an anima, and the last woman alive.

Alexander Demetrius (Tristan)

Alexander‘s career includes some background work and leads in student and indie films, and some college theatrical productions, and his lead to comedy series coming to Amazon Prime Video, and a lead role in Fairy Tale Farm at Old Sturbridge Village and Coggeshall Farm Museum.

P.J. Griffith (Writer and Director)

P.J. Griffith is a writer/director/performer based out of New York City with an extensive background in theater, television and museum programming, working on both sides of the proverbial camera. As the Artistic Director of Clockjack Productions, he has focused on the creation of innovative, site-specific, immersive theatrical experiences.

Phantoms and Fire is coming to our partner, Coggeshall Farm Museum, too!

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