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Scary Tales Tours

October 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - October 28, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

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Step into the ambiguity of literature’s scariest tales throughout the darkened rooms of the Hoyt West Period House – from the witches of Macbeth to The Thing in the Cellar! You’ll gain insight into what is real and what is imagined and why that scares us! Bring your courage! We’ve got the flashlights. Reservations required. Tours Start On the half hour (6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 pm) each night.

Featured Stories

The Witches of “Macbeth”

by William Shakespeare, circa 1603-07.
Location: Receiving Room

As the plot behind Macbeth develops in the castles of Scotland, visitors will be asked to participate in some of the most iconic lines of theater history. Be prepared, because something wicked this way comes.


The Thing in the Cellar

by David H. Kellar, 1932
Location: Kitchen

A young boy has an irrational fear of a monster lurking in the basement of his house. The doctor tells his parents the best solution is to make him face his fears… or is it?!


The Monkey’s Paw

by W.W. Jacobs, 1902
Location: Living Room Parlor

Join Mr. White in his family home as he struggles to accept his fate in life. That is until a magical dried monkey’s paw grants him the ability to fulfill three wishes….with consequences.


The Pale Man

by Julius Long, 1934
Location: Second Floor Bedroom

A lonely man suffering from nerves checks into a room where his only hope for conversation is a tall, pale man staying in another room. Yet the desk clerk claims there is no such guest….


The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1892
Location: Second Floor Master Bedroom

A woman is confined in her bedroom by her husband and becomes obsessed with releasing the mysteries behind the yellow wallpaper.



October 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
October 28, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
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Arts & Education at the Hoyt
124 East Leasure Ave.
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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