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Fortress of Nightmares returns to Fort Adams on six nights in October.

Spooky things to do in and around Newport this October


As the middle of October approaches in Newport a spooky wind sweeps in and strange things begin to go bump in the night.

Here’s all that’s happening in and around Newport in October that is spooky, frightful, terror-filled and spooktacular…

1 – Olde Town Ghost Walk

Tours depart nightly at 8 p.m.

Ghost Tours of Newport will take you on a lantern-led evening stroll down historic Newport, Rhode Island’s shadowy lanes where you can discover the ghosts, ghouls, and legends of our haunted city by the sea. Professional guides will light your way.

Tours depart nightly at 8 pm, rain or shine, from the Newport Marriott. Tours last approximately 90 minutes, walking less than one mile. More Info & Purchase Tickets

2 – Carved In Stone Tour

Saturdays in October at 4 p.m. 

Carved in Stone is a 90-minute walking tour of the Common Burying Ground, Newport Rhode Island’s oldest and largest colonial burying ground.

See interesting grave carvings, discover the final resting place of Newport’s famous and infamous souls and journey back to the early days of Newport, where the oldest known graves dates to 1672. The souls of the Common Burying Ground have been waiting to see you, some for 300 years!

Professional guides lead the tour which departs from Newport’s Visitors Center. Tours last 90 minutes and walk less than a mile. More Info & Purchase Tickets

3 – Fortress Of Nightmares

October 13-14, 20 -21 & 27-28

Fortress Of Nightmares, Newport’s premier haunted attraction, will return to Fort Adams State Park for six nights this October. Open from 7 pm to 10 pm nightly, Fortress of Nightmares features Mayhem 3D, Tunnels of Terror, Paranormal 360 and more. Visit www.fortressofnightmares.com for tickets and more information.

4 – Terror On The Tracks

October 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 & 29 

Rail Explorers, Rhode Island presents Terror on the Tracks. With Haunted Halloween Night Rides…you might not make it back… Fireside S’mores & Hot Chocolate. Thursdays – Sundays, October 7th – 31st. More Info

5 – Mystery at the Museum – Sleuth’s Symposium

October 14 & 21

It’s 2017, and television is filled with programming about public and private investigators, crime scene technicians, forensic scientists and psychological profilers. Each year, a conference is hosted where real life investigators connect with television producers to pitch ideas for new shows.  But someone has planned something more sinister and after locking everyone in the museum, a series of events is triggered and you must solve the case before time runs out! Shows at 7 pm. More Info & Tickets

6 – Escape The Haunted Warehouse

October 21

Escape the Haunted Warehouse Fall Festival will take place at Naval Station Newport on Saturday, October 21st from 2 pm – 6 p.m. Arts & crafts, Halloween themed food, and lots of fun! …If you can, take a walk through the Haunted Warehouse…and TRY to escape! For more information, call, MWR Special Events at (401) 841-3142. More Info

7 – Haunted Brewery & Distillery

October 27 – 29

The Newport Storm Brewery & Newport Distilling presents haunted brewery and distillery tours! Join them on Friday, October 27th through Sunday, October 29th for a night of fright, craft beer, and spooky cocktails. When the lights go out our facility comes to life, spine-tingling scares meets delicious bubbling brews. Get trapped 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, admission is $15. More Info

8 – Haunted Tales on Rose Island

October 29

Head to Rose Island for a spooky evening of haunted tales on Sunday, October 29, 20, 7 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Registration includes boat ride on the Rum Runner II departing at 3:00 PM from Bannister’s Wharf. Refreshments included. Don’t forget to dress warm! More Info

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