Horrors! It’s a haunted firehouse

The Biloxi Fire Museum has been transformed into a haunted house that’s dead on. No kidding.

“Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare,” screams the new poster advertising the Haunted House No. 13, formerly known as West End Hose Co. No. 3, which will be operated by a skeleton staff from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21 and 27-28.

For the next two weekends, visitors will experience seven frightening, character-filled stops: The Mad Scientist, The Insane Asylum, The Dungeon, The Haunted Hallway, The Cemetery, The Witch’s Den, and The Haunted Scarecrow.

Admission is $10 a “head,” or $5 for children under 8, who must be accompanied by an adult.

“The sets, the lighting, and the details are dead on,” said former Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney. “We’ve pulled together a group of talented and scary people who have created an exciting experience. And it’s family-oriented, too, maybe the Adams Family, but it’s still family.”

The Biloxi Fire Museum is at 1046 Howard Ave. It’s housed in a former Biloxi firehouse (1936-1977) that typically uses dozens of exhibits to tell the history of the Biloxi Fire Department. The museum also helps educate residents about fire safety and supports relief efforts to help stricken first responders in the wake of disasters.

“Just about any family that has lived in Biloxi has a connection to the Biloxi Fire Department,” Boney said, “whether they realize it or not, but they do. It’s a rich history and it deserves to be preserved. But this weekend and next, it’s going to be a scary history.”

Questions? Call the fire museum haunted house, at 228-331-5055.
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