October 25, 2013 AdminHBA Events

A Haunting Day of Halloween Fun at the Portsmouth Museums

HBA has designed 2 of these Museums in Portsmouth- check them out this weekend! The official press release can be found here.

Portsmouth, VA- On Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., the Portsmouth Museums are celebrating Halloween with a variety of frightfully fun activities, including a tour of a haunted ship! The Portsmouth Museums include the Children’s Museum of Virginia, the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, and the Lightship PORTSMOUTH. All activities are included with paid admission to the Portsmouth Museums.


At the Children’s Museum, kids off all ages will delight in face painting, creepy crafts, illusionist shows, and show off their costumes. At the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, kids can also create their own monster mask and participate in a courtyard “Monster Mash,” complete with a ghostly photo opportunity. Join the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum for activities and crafts, including luminaries and spyglasses as well as some pirate themed activities. Enjoy ghost stories and the eerie sounds of maritime folk tales and local shipwrecks. Finally, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH will be transformed into the “Frightship!” Board this haunted vessel to meet the “Ghost Guard” and fend off the local pirates.

Following Museum Madness, families can enjoy trick or treating along the several blocks of the High Street corridor from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., which is sponsored by the Olde Towne Business Association. As a special treat this year, visitors will be treated to The GREAT Pumpkin Lighting where countless carved pumpkins will be lit (at dusk) on the steps and in the courtyard of the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center.

The pumpkins will be also be lit at dusk on Friday, October 25th, during the Annual Olde Towne Ghost Walk, from 7:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. For more information on these events visit www.portsvaevents.com.