Haunted Lantern Tours at Fort Totten Park

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Haunted Lantern Tours at Fort Totten Park
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Ain’t afraid of no ghost? That’s good, because you might spot a few spirits (hopefully the friendly kind) during this Urban Park Rangers tour that blurs the line between history and Halloween. Use the lanterns provided (not your iPhone flashlight, bro) to explore the creepy Water Battery Gate at Fort Totten Park in the pitch-black while your guide shares goose-bumps–inducing stories about the phantasm-infested grounds. Enter at Shore and Abbott Rds.

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This tour had no lanterns so walking in the pitch black tunnels you were almost tripping over people in front of you. Not a family event as it was a scary haunted house with barely any info on the fort as was advertised. While well planned and staged, this is definitely more of a teen and older event. Also, our group was being shoved around by shrieking teenagers, a bunch of people in costumes were jumping out of corners. We expected that at some point there would be some kind of historic outro but there was none. I don't reccomend for young children, anyone who scares easily, or doesn't like the dark.


Jen P's description is correct... but I personally enjoyed it very much.  I did not go there expecting information; I went there for Halloween Scary Fun.  That is what I got.  I went there with my adult daughter and young granddaughter.  Yes my granddaughter got a little scared but she was smart enough to know that it was play acting for Halloween.  There were limited amounts of lanterns so we did use our phone light sparingly to help see.  We will go to see it again this year and I am bringing the rest of the grandkids with me.