City of Toronto’s History Museums are free year-round and also host family-friendly Halloween events this year, including crafts, musical performances, historical tours and ghost stories! While some special events incur a fee, many of the activities are free.
Family Halloween Fun
Halloween Fun at Gibson House Museum
When: October 14-29, 2023
Gibson House offers families an enhanced experience of the museum, including free hands-on crafts, creepy displays and more Halloween fun.
Halloween Fun Workshops at Scarborough Museum
When: October 21-28, 2023
Scarborough Museum has family-friendly, Halloween-themed craft workshops for guests of all ages.
Halloween Family Weekends at Todmorden Mills
When: October 28-29, 2023
Todmorden Mills hosts families for free light-hearted Halloween fun, including tours, drop-in crafts, seasonal treats, and historical games and toys.
Halloween in the Tavern: Live Music and Spine-Tingling Stories for All Ages
When: October 29, 2023
Montgomery’s Inn hosts live music, stories and creepy displays in the historic house. Plus, you can purchase food and drinks from the bar. Note: This event is kid-friendly but recommended for ages 8+ and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
After Dark Series (Ages 12+)
After Dark Tours: The Unexplained at Colborne Lodge
When: October 25-27, 2023
Join a chilling tour at Colborne Lodge in High Park to visit gravesite, and explore ideas about the afterlife and paranormal activities.
After Dark Tours: Lantern Tours at Fort York
When: October 19-28, 2023
Go back in time at Fort York for their After Dark lantern tour to hear chilling tales of the historic buildings and grounds.
After Dark Tours: The Dearly Departed at Spadina Museum
When: October 25-31, 2023
In the evenings, The Dearly Departed nighttime experience explores death and spiritualism at Spadina Museum through stories of the departed.
More Special Events
Halloween in the Tavern: Live Music and Spine-Tingling Stories at Montgomery’s Inn (19+)
When: October 27-28, 2023
Enjoy live music and haunting tales at Montgomery’s Inn, a historic tavern, with creepy candlelit displays and food and drinks available for purchase.
Opera Inspired Arias in Helliwell House at Todmorden Mills
When: October 28-29, 2023
Head to Todmorden Mills in the Don Valley for a free house tour and to meet a living spirit in Helliwell House, with other-worldly opera-inspired arias performed by opera singer Bryna Tallman.
Steampunk Halloween at Zion Schoolhouse
When: October 28, 2023
Enjoy some free Halloween Fun with a Steampunk vibe, which mixes science fiction technology with 19th century industrial design. Dress in Steampunk costumes, take part in crafts for all ages, and borrow something from the Streampunk Trunk for a photo op.
City of Toronto History Museums Halloween Events
When: October 14-31, 2023
Where: Various locations
Find more treats with our full list of Halloween events here!