Fortress Of Nightmares

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 thru Halloween 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, rain or shine, next to the Mainsail Restaurant and Skiff Bar on the 2nd floor of the Newport Marriott. Tours last approximately 90 minutes, walking less than one mile. More Info & Purchase Tickets


2 – Carved In Stone

Saturdays in October at 4 pm

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

Fridays and Saturdays from October 12th – October 27th. 7 pm to 10 pm each night

Fortress of Nightmares returns to Fort Adams this October for its fourteenth season with new adventures and attractions.  Fortress of Nightmares is the largest and last of the season fundraiser for the year that benefits the Fort Adams Trust. The haunted attraction features: “Tunnels of Terror, Mayhem in 3D, Paranormal 360 and this year’s newest attraction ‘Spirits Rising.” Tickets are $15 per person with participation in “Paranormal 360” an additional $7.  It is recommended that attendees be at least 12 years old and up. For more information and to purchase tickets on Fortress of Nightmares go to:

5 – Mystery At The Museum  – Hail Mary

Saturday, October 20th at 7 pm

Mystery At The Museum will present Hail Mary – St. Mary’s Of Newport Homecoming 1956 at Newport Art Museum in October. About the show – Small liberal arts college, St. Mary’s of Newport, is having their Homecoming Dance and you’re invited!  Step back to 1956  – Jocks, Greasers, Bobbysoxers, and Eggheads mingle to crown their Homecoming Royalty, but, things aren’t swell at all and when cliques collide, someone dies. That’s when it’s time to get ‘hep’ and keep your cool. Tie on your neckerchief, slick back your hair and get ready to ID a killer before Homecoming is ruined! Tickets and more information

6 – Escape The Haunted House

Saturday, October 20th from 2 pm to 6 pm

Escape the Haunted Warehouse Fall Festival will take place at Naval Station Newport on Saturday, October 20th from 2 pm – 6 pm. 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 – Mysteries of Night & Paranormal Investigation

Saturday, October 27th 

The Newport Mystical Society presents a festive fall event at Newport Elks Lodge on October 27th. This is a mystical event with some of the area’s finest tarot card readers, mediums and energy workers. There will be vendors offering jewelry, crystals and handcrafted items. $5 per person, children 12 & under free. More Info

8 – Haunted Tales on Rose Island

Sunday, October 28 from 3 pm to 6 pm

Head to Rose Island for a spooky evening of haunted tales on Sunday, October 28 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Registration includes a 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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