On October 21, 2020

Wilson Castle offers tours and more in time for Halloween

Courtesy of Wilson Castle
Eerie, twilight view of Wilson Castle in Proctor. Tours are available weekends thru Oct.

By Brooke Geery

Wilson Castle, a 19th Century baronial estate, 2970 West Proctor Road in Proctor, is a historic home-turned-museum. The haunted property is ideal for this time of year, and accordingly, offers several opportunities to get in the spirit. In downtown Rutland, witness the Castle’s impressive jack-o-lantern display, illuminated nightly from 6-11 p.m. at the corner of Center Street and Merchants Row. Over 150 pumpkins are on display, using very realistic artificial pumpkins so they can be enjoyed Halloween after Halloween.

If you dare, venture to Proctor to tour the museum yourself. The castle is open for tours until Nov. 1, Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Or, if you’re looking for a more intensive experience, don’t miss the Wilson Castle Restoration Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Warner Paranormal and Jason Baker Photography are proud to present you with an incredible opportunity to explore and photograph Wilson Castle. Two options for photo workshops with Jason, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Only 10 spots per session will be available.

Then, join Warner Paranormal and an amazing group of guest investigators to investigate the four full floors of this massive castle. Learn from some of the best in the field, as you get to experience various tools and techniques used in ghost hunting. Feel free to bring any of your own equipment as well.

There will be 20 general admission tickets, which grant you 7 p.m.-midnight at the Castle. Ten “VIP” tickets will also be available for hardy types who want to spend an overnight at Wilson Castle! Bring a sleeping bag/air mattress and spend the night chasing ghosts.

Anyone that purchases both a photo workshop and investigation ticket will get their choice of tee shirt or $20 kickback discount! All money raised will go toward the restoration and preservation of this amazing property. Light refreshments and pizza will be served, no alcohol is permitted on site. No refunds unless the city cancels due to Covid restrictions, if that is the case all tickets will be refunded via Eventbrite.

Reserve your ticket at eventbrite.com/e/wilson-castle-restoration-extravaganza-tickets-119830541375.

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