Birdsboro Boone Home Features Halloween Storyteller

BIRDSBORO PA – Scary stories, historic buildings, and fun costumes, oh my!

A second annual Halloween program, featuring area ghost story author Charles J. Adams III as a special guest, is planned for Oct. 30 (Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Homestead historic site, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro PA.

The festivities include pumpkin and face painting, Native American ghost stories, scarecrow stuffing, and 18h Century toys and games.  Children in costume also will be encouraged to go trick-or-treating to the site’s buildings, including the Boone House, blacksmith shop, barn, and Bertolet House, where they will receive a Halloween surprise and learn some history.

New this year, Adams will offer a storytelling session for big kids and their parents (recommended for ages 8 and older) beginning at 1:13pm in the Wayside Lodge. Following his storytelling, Adams will take visitors on a walk to the Homestead’s eerie graveyard.

Depending on the activities selected and the age of visitors, admission fees for the program range from $3 to $6 per person, and discounted family packages also are available. Reservations are encouraged for the storytelling portion of the program only. Light refreshments will be provided, and trick-or-treaters are suggested to bring a carrying bag for their goodies. For more information, call the homestead at 610-582-4900

The homestead is the birthplace of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, born in 1734. It is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and its historic operations are funded by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, a non-profit organization.