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Superstitions & Ghost Tour at the Octagon House

Genevieve Cline Day (1884-1967) standing in front of Paschal Aldrich house, which once served as Hudson’s first post office, was formerly located at 16 First St. During the Oct. 20 tour learn about Paschal Aldrich and why his ghost returned to watch over his family. Photo courtesy of the St. Croix County Historical Society

The St. Croix County Historical Society will delve into the supernatural with a new Victorian Superstitions and Ghost Stories Tour at the Octagon House Museum. Set for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., this tour offers a glimpse into Victorian superstitions and customs surrounding death.

Take a candlelit tour of the museum as guides share stories of how Victorians warded off the Grim Reaper, prevent hauntings and avoid evil spirits. Learn how Victorians honored their dead and hear ghostly tales of spirits from Hudson's past.

The tour cost is $15 per person, or $10 for SCCHS members. This tour is intended for adults. Space is limited to 20 people and tours are offered on a first come basis. If the demand is high and the 7 p.m. tour fills, a second tour will be added at 8 p.m.

Reservations are required. Reserve your space now by contacting the Octagon House Museum at 715-386-2654 or Please leave a message if no one is available to take your call. Your call/email will be returned.

For more information about the Historical Society and the Octagon House Museum please visit or find us on Facebook at St. Croix County Historical Society.