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PLEASE NOTE: Spooky Roam Around Rough Point is currently SOLD OUT! Tickets are required for entry. We thank you for your enthusiasm and support for our annual event, and look forward to welcoming you to the museum!
Join us for our 4th annual Spooky Roam Around Rough Point! Experience the museum after the sun goes down and the lights are low. Discover strange and eerie objects, go on a Treasure Hunt, enter our Costume Contest, and hear recordings of ghost stories told by the staff who knew Rough Point at its spookiest. Gardens will also be open for an illuminated jack-o-lantern stroll. Costumes encouraged, protective face masks required. We are also proud to be able to partner with Newport County Boys & Girls Clubs for this event!
To enter the Rough Point Halloween Costume Contest, be sure to arrive between 5:00pm-6:15pm to have your picture taken. All visitors will be able to vote in the contest between 6:15pm and 7:00pm. Winner to be announced at 7:30pm, and will receive a $20 NRF Museum Store gift card; entrants do not need to be on-site to receive the prize if they win.
Tickets are valid only during the date and duration of time indicated on the ticket. Tickets are valid for one hour from the start time. To ensure comfortable social distancing, entry into the museum is staggered. Make sure to download our app prior to your visit to access special tour information.
$20 for adults, $10 for students, Kids 12 under and Newport County residents are free!