The Dakota County Historical Society will host the annual Sibley Haunting at the Sibley Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Sibley Haunting event will start at 7 p.m. The Sibley Historic Site is located at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota.
Admission to the Sibley Haunting is $10 a person, or $8 for Historical Society members and students ages 17 and under. Each tour is capped at 15 people. To register, visit www.dakotahistory.org. Pre-registration is not required, but without it, we cannot guarantee a spot on your desired tour time.
As the day draws to a close, the lights at the Sibley Site will go out for tours. Tours begin on the half-hour at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Registration for the event will be held in the DuPuis House. Your group will depart by flashlight to a dimly lit Sibley house, where visitors will explore the history of the site as an art school. After hearing from characters related to the site's history, you will be given clues that can be used at the end to answer a question. Some of the content may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.
Once the event is over, visitors are invited to stick around the site to make s'mores at the bonfire.