Spook Night at the Henry Antes House


Ghost Stories with Charles J. Adams III shared by the glow of the campfire.

Candlelight tours of the Antes house one hour before and after the Schpuck stories.


318 Colonial Road, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania

October 28, 2023 7:30pm


Charlie Adams, noted compiler of ghost stories and other supernatural phenomena from throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and beyond, will conjure up otherworldly spirits at the Goschenhoppen Historians’ Schpuck Nacht at the Henry Antes Plantation this Saturday, October 28. Appropriately enough, it is the night of October’s full Hunters Moon. What better time to explore the realm of unexplained events and apparitions so spookily documented in Mr. Adams’ many books and articles? Perhaps some of the Antes’ descendants who died under mysterious circumstances will choose that evening to roam the plantation once again.

The outdoor program will feature a bonfire to keep spirits at a safe distance, although there may be any number of surprises, a hallmark of Mr. Adams’ presentations that are always entertaining. The Goschenhoppen Festival Fiddlers will provide live period music and the historic 1736 Henry Antes House will be open for tours from 6:30 PM until the start of Mr. Adams’ program at 7:30, and again for an hour afterward.

The Antes Plantation is located at 318 Colonial Road, Perkiomenville, just one mile from Route 73 (Big Road) and Frederick Community.  There is no cover charge for the evening's entertainment and light refreshment will be served.  Those wishing to visit the Antes House are advised to bring a good hand light and, while benches will be available around the bonfire, those desiring something more comfortable are urged to bring their own seating.  Dress for the weather.  In case of rain the program will be moved to Red Men’s Hall, the Historians’ headquarters, without the bonfire. Red Men’s Hall, located at 116 Gravel Pike (Route 29), has comfortable chairs and electric lighting. For last minute schedule changes call the Historians at 215-234-8953, or visit the website or Facebook page

Bring your own lawn chairs and a flashlight for more comfort.