Fun With The Kids

Extreme Old-Fashioned Halloween

At Richmond's George Ranch All Hallow's Eve party, children can trick-or-treat through time.

By John Lomax October 14, 2013

Got a little kid with a historical bent? Haul 'em down to Richmond this Halloween for the All Hallow's Eve celebration at the George Ranch living history museum.

The Halloween night event offers hayrides to scattered sites where trick-or-treaters will be regaled with tales ranging from "family friendly" to "downright creepy." (Families with younger or more sensitive children will have a chance to use their discretion.)

Costumes are of course encouraged; historical ones doubly so, so start getting those pint-sized Sam Houston Cherokee robes and Jane Long gingham dresses ready now. Or maybe go for something less Texcentric and more terrifying like one of these vintage Halloween costumes:


The George Ranch is a 423-acre historical park featuring four historic homes dating from the 1830s to the 1930s, costumed presenters, and an escape from oil-based Texas and the hurly-burly of modern Houston to the days when cotton and cattle were king and life was more laid-back.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for kids 5 to 15, and $5 for under-fives. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Halloween night, and the George Ranch is located at 10215 FM 762 in Richmond.


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