A Victorian Halloween

Victorian Halloween is a seasonal exhibit on display for vacationers and locals at the Villa Zorayda in St. Augustine.

On King Street across from Flagler College.
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  • Please Note: This event is from 2014.

    A Victorian Halloween is a seasonal exhibit at Villa Zorayda featuring spooky displays and period decorations adorning every inch of the museum.

    Visitors will see period decorations from the late 1800s to early 1900s along with the more traditional Halloween decorations. Guests to the museum will also see the ghost of the building's architect and original resident, Franklin Smith, writing a letter to his beloved wife, Laura, and view the authentic Halloween decor of the Victorian era. This "Victorian Halloween" event celebrates the season and the museum's own history.

    The Villa Zorayda had its heyday as a popular casino in the 1920s. It was built in 1883 by Franklin Smith as his winter home, utilizing his method of construction of poured concrete and crushed coquina shell. It was built to reflect 1/10th the scale of a section of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. The Zorayda sparked the Moorish Spanish revival of architecture that is seen throughout the city today.

    The museum is steeped in Victorian design and is the ideal setting for a spooky, Victorian Halloween. The museum is open Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission including audio tour is $10 adults, $4 children 7–12, Seniors and Military receive $1 discount.

    Admission: Regular admission prices.

    When? During museum hours, October 10–31, 2014.

    Where? At Villa Zorayda Museum.

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