Get spooked this weekend, if you dare, by touring the Henry Whitfield House by flashlight. The house, built in 1639, will be open for you to explore, including the basement which is typically closed to the public. Make sure to bring your flashlight. If you'd rather learn something or just be productive, you can make a gargoyle or gravestone out of clay, or eat some candy. The holiday-themed exhibit Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be open for viewing, where you can learn how we came to celebrate Halloween in the way that we do.
Halloween Hysterics at Henry's
Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,$5-$8, Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 453-2457, cultureandtourism.org.