Do You Want to Play? The Village on Front Haunted Experience, Arlington

Have you heard about Mary?  At the Village on Front, you are asked to step back in time to Arlington during the late 1800’s and join in a search for a little girl who is simply asking for someone to play with, but this is a playdate with death!

Image Courtesy of The Village on Front

The Village on Front is a spooky-fun haunted house set in Historic Knapp Heritage Village, a collaboration with the Arlington Historical Society and 3Di Sign and Design.  The historic cabins, which consist of a one room schoolhouse, dog trot cabin, and blacksmith barn have been temporarily transformed to tell the story of Mary.   I love the blend of history with the jumps and thrills of Halloween, and it’s a fun time.  There’s some gruesome scenes and good scares, appropriate for older preteens who don’t mind seeing a few severed limbs.  The experience last about 20-25 minutes, or screams, depending on how you’re counting.  This is the first year for this venue, which Paul Fulks, President of 3Di Sign and Design, promises to make an annual event in Downtown.


The Village on Front is open now through November 3rd, Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday from 6pm – 10pm, and Friday and Saturday 6pm – midnight.  Closed Monday.  Mary can’t stay up too late on a school night.

Located behind the Mellow Mushroom and Babe’s Chicken House in Downtown Arlington, it’s a great location for a night of fun, too!  Do be aware that if you feel a presence during your journey that seems out of place, it could be that of Fred, the ghostly resident of the Arlington Music Hall, who has been captured on a voice-recording by a paranormal society.  He is said to roam around Downtown Arlington, and I’m sure he’ll want to enjoy the haunts, too!

Knapp Heritage Village is open year-round for school field trips, curious visitors, monthly blacksmith demonstrations and of course, the annual Front Street Festival.

We were invited out to tour the Haunted House, and received complementary admission, however I was not financially compensated for this post, and as always, all opinions are my own.

The Village on Front 

201 W. Front Street

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