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All recurring events are free of charge and first-come, first-served. In the event of a special program that conflicts with the recurring event, the special program's schedule will take precedent. Schedule may change due to holidays.
Museum Highlight Tours: Tuesday – Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Frontier Printshop Demo: Every Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Painting the Smokies Gallery Tour: Every Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Storytime in the Children’s Gallery: Every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
With American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation Provided by BRIDGES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The Tennessee State Museum’s popular and long-running Haunted Museum Storytelling Festival will return to the Museum on Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A free event, Haunted Museum brings together some of the state’s finest storytellers to deliver chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past for all ages. Guests can also enjoy snacks, games, art activities, and costume parades. Join us in the Forging a Nation gallery for demonstrations of the Museum’s 18th Century printing press. Those attending the Haunted Museum event are invited to wear costumes and join in on the fun!
View the Haunted Museum Social Narrative here.
View the Haunted Museum Visual Schedule here.
Haunted Museum Schedule of Events
*American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation Provided by BRIDGES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Nashville Puppet Truck
10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.*, 1:30 p.m.
Digital Learning Center
The Nashville Puppet Truck will perform Hansel and Gretel.
10:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Some of the state’s finest storytellers deliver chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, starting every 30 minutes. The story of Spearfinger and the Bell Witch are just two of the many stories being told from this stage.
Spearfinger: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.*
Bell Witch: 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m.*
10:30 a.m.*, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.*
Join us in the Children’s Gallery throughout the day for a spooky story and Halloween-themed coloring sheets.
11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the Information Desk in the Grand Hall for a chance for children to show off their Halloween costumes. The parade will march around the green space outside of the Museum.
Tales from the Past
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Third Floor
Follow the ghost trail for a spooky experience at locations throughout the galleries.
Games & Crafts
Education Suite and Hands-on Classroom
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Can your bug land in the spider web? Join us for a variety of fun games and activities.