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The Ghoul family has a bone to pick with you....that is, you’ve been formally invited to come and celebrate the spirit of the Halloween season with the Family in their House of Curiosities! They’re opening up their splendid and spooky castle home to those looking for a unique Halloween thrill this year. You'll meet and interact with the ever peculiar Mr. and Mrs. of the Castle, see what Grandmama is cooking up, and find out what other zany family members have turned up at this festive time of year!
The 40-minute performances of Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities take place exclusively at night when the mansion comes alive through eerie lighting and Halloween decorations. The evening experience will appeal to adults, teens, and school-aged children aged 10 and older. This is not a Halloween haunted house – the scariest thing may just be the bad puns!
635 South Broadway
Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. The architectural brilliance of the residence, designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould.
The grounds at Lyndhurst survive as an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design. Elements include sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees, the curving entrance drive revealing “surprise” views, the angular repetition of the Gothic roofline in the evergreens, and the nation’s first steel-framed conservatory. The rose garden and fernery are later additions.
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