It’s almost Halloween and Newport offers a variety of different spooky and “haunted” activities during October. Here is a list of a few fun Halloween activities to fill your time in Newport with this October.
FEAR at Fort Adams, formerly known as the Fortress of Terror, is open on select nights from October 10th to the 26th from 6pm until 10pm. There are a variety of scary activities including the tunnel of terror & haunted officers quarters and ghost hunts. The tunnel of terror is a “high startle” attraction including theatrical fog, strobe lights and loud noises. After you can explore the Officers Quarters on an unguided adventure, which is more low-key and shows guests a view of how the Fort Officers once lived. If that isn’t enough, on some nights they will be taking groups out on 2-hour long Paranormal Investigations, led by the Rhode Island Paranormal Research Group.
Newport Ghost Tours have two different tour options: the Old Town Ghost Walk and Carved in Stone. The Old Town Ghost Walk is an hour an a half walking tour that takes you through historic Newport to discover “ghosts, ghouls, and legends.” The Carved in Stone Tour is also an hour and a half and tours the Common Burying Ground, Newport’s oldest and largest colonial burying ground. On this tour, you will find the final resting place for many of Newport’s famous souls and see interesting grace carvings, some dating back to 1672.
If that isn’t enough, on October 25th, take the Rum Runner II to Rose Island and spend the evening learning about Haunted Folklore. This adventure includes a tour of the lighthouse and a visit to the haunted barracks that were once used as a quarantine hospital during the cholera epidemics in the 1820’s. You’ll also learn about the spooky experiences of ghost hunters, staff and visitors.
If you want to be spooked this October, Newport has plenty of options for you!