The time is coming when you will be setting out your pumpkins and looking up ghost stories. But what if the pumpkins are sitting on a step outside a door in Hilton Head? Where do you go to find (or live out) your scary stories, then? Good news! Whether you’re visiting or residing in Hilton Head, you can find plenty to get you in the Halloween spirit this year.
Sometimes nothing is scarier than the truth! At this event, sponsored by none other than the Heritage Library, you can visit the Zion Cemetery from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm on October 7th (and each week thereafter in October and November) to sit graveside at the oldest burial site on the island. Hear stories about those who are buried just below your feet and how they came to be there. (Children 8-16: $20, Adults: $25)
Can’t get spooked enough? The Heritage Library also hosts a bonus tale-telling at the Zion Cemetery, this one a little later at night, and a little closer to Halloween for those over the age of ten. Here you’ll experience the stories of some of the more famous ghosts haunting the island and decide for yourself if you’ve seen the Blue Lady of Hilton Head Island. ($15/person)
For a scary experience not based on real life events, head over to the Pineland Station on October 19, 20, 23-27, and 30. This is the amateur haunted house visitors are raving about. Early comers can request a less scary version for children, but get ready to be thoroughly spooked later on! (Children under 10: $5, Adults: $7)
Be prepared for the season of the scary in Hilton Head. You may find something to bring you back year after year…if you dare.