Legends & Lanterns®: A “Spirited” Journey Through Halloween History

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Dr. Schnabel The Fiddling Plague Doctor
Anne Bonny, The Siren, and Captain James Hook
Van Helsing's BOO-venir Outpost
The Ghouling Stones
The Angry Villagers A Musical Mob

This Halloween, St. Charles will become a ghost town…literally! Historic Main Street will be invaded by a plethora of playful paranormal poltergeists from parts unknown. These notorious and infamous witches, villains, and spirits from lore and legend will unleash the magic of their enchanted lanterns in order to travel from regions beyond to bring you the eeriest entertainment anywhere from Tombstone to Transylvania. But don’t worry, these friendly ghouls have more treats to offer than tricks, and they enjoy meeting “little monsters” of all ages.

Finding its inspiration from the past, Legends & Lanterns® offers the vintage charm of Halloween in the 1910s-1930s, to the historical rituals and customs brought to the holiday by the Druids and Victorians, to the ethereal atmosphere depicted in American ghost stories and Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

As you explore every mysterious nook and cranny of Main Street, you’ll unearth various activities that will bring to “life” the backstories and origins of this beloved holiday, All Hallow’s Eve. It’s a little bit silly. It’s a little bit macabre. But it’s all fun. And it’s headed this way! Join us on October 12-13, 19-20, and 25-27.


Sat, 10/12: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun, 10/13: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sat, 10/19: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun, 10/20: Noon to 5 p.m.
Fri, 10/25: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat, 10/26: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sun, 10/27: Noon to 5 p.m.


Historic Main Street St. Charles
Open Seasonally. Check website for details.
230 S. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly