We at The Rosenbach have some seriously spine-tingling tales in our collection, from Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula to first editions of Polidori’s The Vampyre and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. What better place to celebrate the spookiest time of year than at the home of these and other horrific — and horrifically inspiring — literary treasures? From unique performances to (haunted?) tours and a gothic Halloween bash, we’ve got something fun for every gal and ghoul in town.
Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. | $15-$25
Dan Hodge, co-founder of the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, brings his solo-performance skills to Washington Irving’s classic ghost story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in this one-night-only event.
Friday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m. | $10-$15
Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes (character and chapter outlines, chronologies, and more!) for Dracula as Rosenbach staff explore what it takes to create an enduring monster.
Saturday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. | $15-$25
Join us in your costumed finest to celebrate Halloween as we welcome musical duo Charming Disaster and their eclectic repertoire of song.
Wednesday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. | Free with museum admission
Venture with us into the shadows of The Rosenbach to stalk the museum’s monsters… some mythic, and some all too real. This tour will highlight the fictional and nonfictional, the harrowing and the haunted.