Annapolsi Royal has become a GHOST TOWN!


The teeny tiny town of Annapolis Royal has become a GHOST TOWN, temporarily at least. The annual GHOST TOWN festival was launched October 18 with the opening of the Sinclair Inn Museum Haunted House, Hidden Hauntings at the O’Dell House Museum, and Ghostly Gardens at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.


Volunteers, businesses and organizations have been busily creating awesome decorations and special effects to beguile you as you visit our fair town. During the day, every day, you can explore the Ghostly Gardens, O’Dell House Museum, ArtsPlace and all the wonderful shops and Cafes. On October 25/26 the “after dark” events take centre stage, 6:30pm-9:30pm.




Check out the full schedule at



Be a GHOST TOWN Survivor!

We’re sure you will want to participate in lots of GHOST TOWN events, and we’re going to help make it easy for you!

Historic Gardens, Sinclair Inn Museum and Fort Anne are offering a GHOST TOWN Passport, which includes admission for:

~ October 21, 22, 28, 29 – 7-10pm: A Haunted House. Ghosts and ghouls will entertain you at the Sinclair Inn Museum.

~ October 21, 22, 28, 29 – 7-9pm: A Skeleton Revealed. Uncover the mystery of Private Simpson at Fort Anne.

~ October 21, 22, 29 – 7-9pm: Ghostly Gardens After Dark. A hauntingly good time for the whole family at the Historic Gardens!

For only $10 you can attend all three events (Family rate of only $25 for two adults and your dependent children).

You don’t have to attend all 3 events on one night – your passport is good for one visit to each of these events whichever nights you choose. PLUS – if you attend all three events using your passport, you will receive a special GHOST TOWN Survivor award!

GHOST TOWN Passports are available anytime after October 20 at the Historic Gardens and O’Dell House Museum, and at the Winter Markets Oct 22 and 29 at the Gardens. Call 532-7018 or email for details. 

Be a GHOST TOWN Survivor!

Annapolis Royal becomes a GHOST TOWN!

Annapolis Royal becomes a GHOST TOWN!

While it is not normally a title to brag about, the Town ofAnnapolis Royalwill proudly call itself a GHOST TOWN this October!

From October 21 to November 1, Annapolis Royalwill take on ghostly aura as the spirits of the past take over the Town for a Halloween-inspired festival. There will be a spook-tacular array of activities including a Haunted House at the Sinclair Inn Museum, A Skeleton Revealed at Fort Anne, and Ghostly Gardens After Dark at the Historic Gardens. Goblets & Goblins, on October 28, promises a bewitching evening of wine & scotch in the hauntingly boo-tiful Historic Gardens. Alan Melanson will lead his renowned Candlelight Graveyard Tours, and there will be a special launch of Wayne Kerr’s book about theGarrisonCemetery.

Add to that some great Halloween parties, a Haunted Seek & Find, Ghostly Geo-Caches, and some ghoulish sales and specials byAnnapolis Royal’s businesses… and you are sure to have a grand time when you visit… if you dare!

For further information, and the very latest schedule of events, visit or call 532-7018.


Goblets & Goblins, Haunted Houses… What fun!

Some details on the final Wine Evening of our 2010 season… the much-anticipated Goblets & Goblins on Friday October 29, 7-9pm! We have a group of eager volunteers who have been working very hard to create a “Bewitching Evening of Wine & Merriment in the Historic Gardens!

What is “Goblets & Goblins” all about? We don’t want to give away too much, but imagine yourself wandering down a Garden path on a dark October evening, lanterns lighting the way, to a secret location where you can enjoy some wickedly good treats, local award-winning wines, and the odd ghost story, all in a toasty warm location! Visualize yourself setting out again, down another path, to another location where you can warm your hands by the fire and tempt your tastebuds with some devilish delectable delights!

A Wine Evening with a seasonal twist or two awaits you at the Historic Gardens on Friday October 29. The event is “indoors & out” at the Gardens, rain or shine. So dress warmly. Dress is casual “come as you are”… but if you have a halloween costume in your closet that you are just dying for an excuse to wear, you are welcome to do so.

Goblets & Goblins tickets are $20 per person (price includes wine, food and fun). A special advance ticket price of $15 is available to 2010 Season Passholders if purchased by Wednesday, October 27.

For further information, or to order tickets, call 532-7018 or drop by the Gardens.

Or you can purchase tickets through our Online Store.

AND… why not treat yourself to a night in Annapolis Royal at one of our terrific accommodations, some of whom are offering special promotions for Goblets & Goblins. Check it out!

A don’t-miss event compliments of  the Annapolis Heritage Society… the Sinclair Inn Museum Haunted House!

Come to the Sinclair Inn and learn about the ghosts, ghouls and goblins that have inhabited Annapolis Royal and the Granville Ferry area! An interesting combination of local folklore and entertainment, this family event is great for kids and adults.

The Sinclair Inn Museum is closed for the season now but skulls, tombstones, spiders, rats and the odd dismembered limb make a fine background for the one-armed soldier, the lady in the rocking chair, the Gray Lady of Granville and the ghost pirate guarding his treasure!

I got a sneak preview of the offerings, and it is shaping up to be a very cool experience… read more about it on the Annapolis Heritage Society website. The Haunted House is open Friday and Saturday evenings Oct 22/23 and Oct 29/30 — from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Admission fee is a modest $3 per person. Don’t miss it!!!!


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