CASTLE HALLOWEEN MUSEUM HAS MOVED FROM West Virginia
The new location is:
2028 Broad Ave
Altoona, Pa. 16601
Admission 10.00 per person by appointment only
The Loudon Mansion is the perfect location for the museum and is supported by admission, gifts from donors, the gift-antique shop, and the owner, Pamela E. Apkarian Russell. All tours are guided and maximum 8 people at a time.
Curator Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell R™ The Halloween Queen
What is Castle Halloween?
There is magic, mystery and marvels in Halloween and they are on display at Castle Halloween Museum. What you will see here is a once in a lifetime experience of seeing and learning about over 35,000 items of Halloween and peripheral subjects.
The museum’s Folk Art and Original Art Collections are vast. Southern pottery face jugs, from Meaders to Rogers (over 200 examples), Voodoo flags and paintings, Andy Warhol’s Dracula, 2 paintings and a charger by Harry Roseland, 2 Bonnie White paintings, and figural folk art by artists like Jack Roads, Alan Cunningham, Linda Wolf, Debbee Thibault, and Tubby Brown are on display along with a very large collection of Memento Mori wreaths and jewelry.
Vintage to contemporary, historical to hysterical but nothing scary, just eye candy and social history. Learn about Mother Shipton, Dennison & the Bogie Book, candy and ice cream molds, The Mexican Day of the Dead,The Green Man and the ghost of Christmas Present, The Munsters, and poet Robert Burns,and the over one thousand costumes on display.
HOURS/TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
AND MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE
Birthday parties, weddings, personal appearances and exhibits may be arranged.
To schedule an appointment, or for any other inquires, please contact us!
Come see our seasonal holiday displays, and all the vintage Jack O lanterns, advertising, toys, candy containers, and decorations. Everything you have seen in the books Pamela Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® has written is on display as well as items you never dreamed of.
Original art, sheet music, magazines, Salem Witch, bats, spiders, fortune telling, games, jewelry bedecked costumed mannequins, as well as Nightmare Before Christmas and Harry Potter are among the displays. See why no one could mistake this for a haunted house but a cosmos of fantasy Halloweens past and present.
Our library is incredible and we are always doing research and adding to it in order that we can continue to learn and share that information. Catalogues, books, magazines, and other original sources are very important to us as are the graphics and art of advertising as they define a decade. After your tour you may walk about on your own and we always welcome your questions, input and donations to the museum.
The antique shop here is where you will find most of our duplicate items and that is one of the ways we try and pay the heating and electric bills and restore the building. The museum grows daily thanks to our friends and well wishers who we wish would come tour more often.
The museum is open by appointment because of security, logistics, time and because we are working on projects. Tours are kept small so you can really enjoy the museum and take massive amounts of pictures you can share with others. We expect you to leave here feeling like you have eaten more than your fill of your favorite chocolate. Spring and Summer you can even walk about the yard and smell the flowers but please do not eat them like the deer do!
In addition to being a museum, there is an antique shop. Castle Halloween is also become the residence of The Halloween Queen®, Pamela Apkarian-Russell, and Chris Russell.