“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”
– Edgar Allan Poe
Phantoms and Fire, last year’s popular, sell out Halloween program is returning to Coggeshall Farm Museum this fall. Visitors will be able to explore the museum after hours where they will find spooky delights, from bats and bonfires to cauldrons and candy, and from ghosts to spooky drama! The evening is appropriate for the entire family and there is something for every age around every corner.
The evening program will again feature Nevermore, an outdoor theatrical experience based on the fantastic terrors of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was a literary pioneer and today remains a well-known writer of mystery and macabre. His works have captivated audiences since the early to mid-19th century and continue to do so today. Times change, but people still love a good story. His works have been a staple of film and theatre for decades, but they come to life in a way viewers will have never seen before. During Nevermore, Poe’s poems and short stories are told by the characters who have just witnessed them occur. At five different locations throughout the museum, tales of horror, revenge, obsession, and deception will be repeated in pulsating rhythm…like the beat of a heart.
Nevermore is written & directed by PJ Griffith.
Activities for the whole family
Kids can gather clues throughout the grounds and present them on their way out for a bag of treats. There will also be a children’s hay maze and fun for kids of all ages! At different times during the evening, spooky stories of the Halloween season will be told. Costumes are not required but please feel free to wear your favorite Halloween outfits! And don’t forget to take a selfie and share it to social media. You’ll be entered in our Spooky Selfie contest and possibly win a great prize!
Dates & Tickets
The program takes place at Coggeshall Farm Museum, which is set on 48 acres of beautiful Rhode Island coastal farmland and recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm through live interpretation, historic structures, heirloom plants, and heritage-breed animals. Phantoms and Fire runs Wednesday-Sunday, October 20- 31, from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The cost is $20 for adults and $12 for youth. The program sold out last year, so purchase your tickets online beforehand by visiting our website, Coggeshallfarm.org.
The safety of our visitors and staff is a top priority. Our open-air, outdoor setting makes Coggeshall a great choice for a safe, fun, experience. Additionally, we are prioritizing cleaning and have placed hand sanitation stations throughout the grounds. At this time, masks are required in all indoor spaces.