Spooky Season at GCV&M

Get into the spooky spirit at GCV&M!

The fall at Genesee Country Village & Museum is like nothing else! Join us for an eerie lineup of exciting special events, leaf-peeping opportunities, shopping, and seasonal favorites. Keep scrolling to see what’s coming up this spooky season! 

Spooky Saturday

Saturday, October 7 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for a spooky Saturday at Genesee Country Village & Museum! See the Historic Village in all of its fall splendor, attend frighteningly fascinating talks on the history of rural cemeteries in America, see and smell historic dishes cooking in our kitchens, view Victorian mourning jewelry and hair wreaths in the John L. Wehle Gallery, and more. 

Kids Class: Bats!

Saturday, October 14 | 12 - 3 p.m.

Curious kids who join us for our Bats Class, will trek around the Museum grounds in search of bat houses, learn about a bat’s natural habitat, diet, and habits, explore the mythology of bats, create their own hands-on bat decorations, enjoy bat related activities, savor marshmallows at a campfire, and more! 

Spirits Of The Past: A Walk In The Dark

October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29

As you depart from the Toll House with your guide, the once familiar and welcoming Historic Village becomes eerie and ominous. Beware – what frightened us in the 19th century may very well still inspire dread today…

Kids Class: Magic!

Saturday, October 21 | 12 - 3 p.m.

Young spellcasters who join us for our Magic Class, will trek around the Nature Center grounds and trails trying their hand at all sorts of fantastically fascinating projects and experiments! Write a masked message in a spell book of your own creation, go on a forest scavenger hunt, create slime in Potion’s Class, charm a cloud into existence, and so much more. 

A Night With Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, October 26 | 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Spend a night just before Halloween enjoying some spine-tingling chills as we explore the master of the macabre. Poe aficionado Chris Lynn will take the audience on a journey through the creepy, curious, and chilling works of Poe. This annual favorite is a great way to get into the spooky spirit just in time for Halloween. Join us for the fun…if you dare!

All Hallows’ Tea

Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28, & Sunday, October 29 | 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Pick your poison on Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28, or Sunday, October 29, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at our series of Fall Teas set in hauntingly historic Davis Hall! Get dressed to death for spooky season and savor the warm and cozy flavors of fall. At this eerie event, you will be dining on sweet treats from the Museum’s own confectionery, delicious soup, savory sandwiches, and a fun, seasonal tea selection. 

Shop spooky favorites in the Flint Hill Store

Visit the Flint Hill Store to find frighteningly fun products for sale: spooky season rustic decor, plushies, kids toys, village-made brooms, heirloom variety seeds, and more.

(We particularly love these vulture plushies!) 

Enjoy fall colors in the Village

Wander the Historic Village and enjoy the exuberant fall colors as you smell fires burning in historic hearths, watch the last of the summer harvest in our fields, explore in and out of historic buildings, and learn about how the change of seasons affected life in 19th-century New York.