BREVARD COUNTY — For four nights only, Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village will be transformed into a creepy haunted house and the public is invited for a tour... if they dare.
The “House on Foggy Bluff” is a privately guided 30-minute ghost tour with no more than six people per group. Select times are available to space out groups for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Green Gables is located at 1499 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne.
Tickets are available online for $10 per person. A special VIP tour with Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is available for $20 per person on Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Masks must be worn during the tour.
A Zoom tour (Sheriff Ivey not included) is available upon request for those who can’t make it in person.
“We were looking for a creative fundraiser and wanted to do something for Halloween,” said Marion Ambrose, president of the nonprofit for Green Gables. “We did little kids things in the past but we decided to do something for adults this time.”
The tour is being advertised as PG-13 with no blood or gore, and no touching from scare actors. Guests can walk through the grounds of a 19th century ghost tour led by a guide who will tell of fictitious characters who once lived in the house.
The ghost tour is a collaborative effort with the nonprofit B Uneke, and all proceeds will benefit Green Gables.
Now that Green Gables has raised enough money to apply for a matching grant to purchase the house from its owners – descendants of Nora and William Wells- funds still need to be raised to help cover taxes, stabilize the front porch and other restoration efforts.
Built in 1896, Green Gables earned a historical marker to educate visitors of its past. The Wells family donated land and helped create Melbourne’s first high school, library and auditorium. Other landmarks, like Wells Park, are dedicated to the family who made a difference to the city.
Green Gables will have more activities coming up in the next few months and can be viewed by visiting its event calendar online.
To buy tickets for the “House on Foggy Bluff,” visit www.houseonfoggybluff.com.