Apr
11
Sat
CLOSED TO TOURS AND VISITORS
Apr 11 all-day

We are taking all recommended precautions to ensure a healthy environment for visitors and staff. In response to practicing social distancing regarding the Coronavirus the mansion is closed to visitors until further notice.

We have postponed all of our events through April 15 with the exception of our two egg decorating workshops on Saturday, April 4. The egg decorating work shops are limited to no more than 6 people and will be held in a former Ventfort Hall gatehouse.

 We will announce new event dates and changes to our hours of operation when appropriate. Please call us if you have any questions at (413) 637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org.

Apr
12
Sun
CLOSED TO TOURS AND VISITORS
Apr 12 all-day

We are taking all recommended precautions to ensure a healthy environment for visitors and staff. In response to practicing social distancing regarding the Coronavirus the mansion is closed to visitors until further notice.

We have postponed all of our events through April 15 with the exception of our two egg decorating workshops on Saturday, April 4. The egg decorating work shops are limited to no more than 6 people and will be held in a former Ventfort Hall gatehouse.

 We will announce new event dates and changes to our hours of operation when appropriate. Please call us if you have any questions at (413) 637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org.

Apr
18
Sat
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – “Murder She Float, A Mardi Gras Mystery”
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm

The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble returns with an encore presentation, “Murder She Float, A Mardi Gras Mystery,” and invites the public to join the fun on Saturday, April 18th. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Program starts and first course served at 5:30 pm.

The Wild Chalupas Krewe is hosting a party to choose the Queen to ride on their float in the Mardi Gras parade. Things seem to be going smoothly until one of the contestants is found expired. Who could have done it? Was it Maude E Graw, the organizer and representative of the sponsor or Matty Door, the costume designer. How about Dick C Lee, the overworked manager of the float build or was it the float Judge, Jim Teacher. Come along for some fun and mystery and don’t forget, you will be in New Orleans and won’t even have to pay for a ticket to get there.

In production since 1995, The Comical Mystery Tour has had over 50,000 audience members viewing and/or participating in their programs. The ensemble appears regularly at Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $42 per person including a full course dinner. A cash bar is available for beer and wine. We are unable to cater to special dietary needs. BYOB is not allowed for liability reasons. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Apr. 15th. Seating is limited.  For reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

May
2
Sat
Ghost Hunt with David Raby – “A Spirited Evening”
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Join David Raby for a paranormal investigation of the historic and haunted mansion.  A non-fiction author and paranormal investigator, Raby has always been intrigued by history. He undauntedly enters haunted locations that would terrify others with hopes of contacting lingering spirits to discover why they remain.

Raby is the author of four published books and countless online articles. With his passion for the paranormal field, he has accumulated over a decade of experience, founded a paranormal group and has helped many people (and spirits) that ranged between the curious and those seeking urgent advice.

His interest in the paranormal was shaped by the fact that spirits seem to be attracted to his compassion and openness. He has a knack for storytelling that fuels his intensive historical research and fact finding.

He believes that by bringing people’s stories out of the shadows and into the light of our awareness, they may find eternal rest and peace.

Before the investigation, he will give a brief history of the lives that once graced the hallways – and possibly still reside within. He will also share some of his favorite evidence from previous investigations and will be happy to answer any questions about paranormal investigations. This event is perfect for everyone; from someone who has never been on a paranormal investigation to the seasoned investigator.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at midnight. Tickets for this exciting event are $38 per person with a reduced rate of $20 for ages 12 – 18 and 19-23 with student ID. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the preservation and restoration of Ventfort Hall. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.