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SOLD OUT – Halloween on the Hill

October 31, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE.  This event is sold out. Hill-Stead will be open to Halloween on the Hill ticket holders only on October 31.

Halloween on the Hill!

Enjoy an incredible day at Hill-Stead as you stroll through the gorgeous grounds all gussied up for All Hallows’ Eve! Kids and adults alike will delight as they follow a socially distanced path to numerous candy chute stations for touch-less treat delivery! Beyond safe trick-or-treating, there will be spooky displays by local friends and businesses throughout the 152-acre campus as well as a peek-a-boo view of the Pump Station as a decked-out haunted house. A spirited adventure awaits you at Hill-Stead.

Ticket Holder Information

Below are some details to help you prepare for this safe and fun event. Hill-Stead Museum & Grounds will be closed to the general public for both walking and House tours to serve the children of the greater Hartford community for our first annual Halloween on the Hill.

Download a Candy Chute Patch Map


Please arrive at the 35 Mountain Road entrance and provide the name on your ticket to be admitted and receive a color-coded wristband: 10 – 11:30 am GREEN, 12 pm – 1:30 ORANGE, 2 – 3:30 pm BLUE, 4 – 5:30 pm RED, 6 – 7:30 pm YELLOW.

  • For the later shifts, please bring your own flashlight—the Candy Chute Path will be dark!
  • Restrooms will be available for ticketholders.

You must visit during your allotted time window (no later and no earlier!). Kindly exercise patience as there may be traffic and delays as we welcome our young trick-or-treaters. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the Candy Chute Path.

We will need to clear the Path for the final 30 minutes of your allotted time window (11:30 am/1:30 pm/3:30 pm/5:30 pm/7:30 pm) to clean and refill candy stations, so please plan accordingly.


Please exit the property promptly ​upon finishing the Candy Chute Path to allow for the next group of trick-or-treaters.

Safety Protocol   

All ticket holders who attend an outdoor event at Hill-Stead must adhere to the following Visitation Protocols at all times while onsite, including proper PPE mask-wearing. Please note: Halloween masks do not count as acceptable face coverings. Visitors must adhere to safe social distance practices as outlined here.

If a ticketholder does not wish to adhere to these Visitation Protocols or if you cannot attend for any reason, please release your tickets PRIOR to the event so that others can attend. As you can imagine, there is tremendous interest in attending this fun-filled and festive event.

Please direct your questions or concerns regarding tickets to Megan Olver.

Thank you to our sponsors


Kingswood Oxford School


Cohen Family Orthodontics

Collinsville Bank


Leave it to Lisa

Renbrook School

Social distancing regulations will be in effect

All ticket holders who attend an outdoor event at Hill-Stead, beginning June 20, must adhere to the following Visitation Protocols at all times while onsite. If a ticketholder does not wish to adhere to these Visitation Protocols, that ticketholder should not attend the event and should contact Megan Olver PRIOR to the event for assistance in obtaining a refund.

The health and safety of our guests and employees is Hill-Stead Museum’s number one priority. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all the precautions listed below.

  • Guests are advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them while standing in lines and moving around the property.
  • Children must stay with adults at all times and a minimum of six feet distance must be maintained between all other non-family members.
  • Face masks should be worn by all visitors six years of age and above.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at entrances and high contact areas.
  • A first aid station will be accessible.

Hill-Stead employees have already pre-marked spaces on the lawn for your group. Upon arrival, guests will be escorted to a pre-marked space on the west lawn by an employee wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

For further details on visitation protocols governing Hill-Stead’s event series, including a map of our West Lawn event space layout, please click here.

We are closely monitoring government policy changes, Center for Disease Control (CDC) guideline, government mandates, and public health advancement, and will continue to make changes, as necessary or appropriate, to our protocols and procedures.

By purchasing a ticket, you assume the risks of and waive liability to Coronavirus/Covid-19
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing. Hill-Stead Museum has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, it cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending an event or program at Hill-Stead Museum or on its grounds could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. By purchasing a ticket to an event or program at Hill-Stead Museum, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or become infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Hill-Stead Museum may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself and others, including, but not limited to, Hill-Stead Museum employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. You voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to yourself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that you may experience or incur in connection with your attendance at Hill-Stead Museum or participation in Hill-Stead Museum programming (“claims”). You hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Hill-Stead Museum, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. You understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Hill-Stead Museum, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Hill-Stead Museum program.

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