Hyde & Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours at Hyde Hall
This candlelight tour visits all places in the Mansion where ghostly manifestations have been reported over 150 years; including those identified byGhosthunters(c) in their Halloween 2013 special; aired on October 30; 2013 on the SyFy network. $20 per person; reservations required – contact 607-547-5098. Tricks and treats for Halloween!
Four tour time slots are available: 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm
Early last Saturday evening a strong cluster of thunderstorm cells passed through the area. At Hyde Hall we suffered power outages and damage from large branches of maple trees falling on the south lawn, the road leading to the visitor center at Tin Top and other areas of the grounds. The mansion and Tin Top suffered no damage although power was not restored to Tin Top until Tuesday afternoon. We were not able to conduct tours on Sunday but operated tours from the Kent Administrative Center on Monday and Tuesday.
A wedding reception was in full swing at the time, the guests were able to shelter in the mansion during the worst of the storm. Generators were quickly brought on line and soon the party was in full swing. Memories of this wedding will be with the couple and guests for years to come.
Thanks go out to the Glimmerglass State Park crew and the power company for the cleanup.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hyde Hall.
John Bower, Marketing Manager
Click on any image to open gallery in slideshow view. Images by John Bower, Hyde Hall.
In preparation of our special events this spring and our tour and events season soon to follow, we have been hard at work on some landscape improvements at Hyde Hall.
In the fall of 2015, we spoke with Rich Sheckells, manager of Glimmerglass State Park about removing dead trees from the lakeshore area. His crew cut these down in late February and our wonderful groundskeeper, Jenny Trahan, worked hard to trim the locust shoots. Here are our before and after photos!
We thank the Gipson Family of Unadilla for getting the ball rolling on beautifying the grounds here. We have benefited in so many ways from the generous support of everyone who recognizes Hyde Hall as an extraordinary place!