Spectres of the Past

Immerse yourself in the lore of this historic home.
Roberson Mansion ghost


Take up a lantern and hear the stories we dare not utter in the dark.

During October, we’ll be speaking aloud the tales of encounters–echoes from the past–experienced within Roberson Mansion. With a mix of Gilded Age history and lore, we’ll tell this home’s stories as we walk the same halls as this Mansion’s first and last family.

Tours are available Fridays and Saturdays during the month of October. Walk-ins are welcome. However, we recommend reserving a spot, as they do fill up quickly.

Tours are limited to 15 people to ensure proper social distancing. Face masks will be required at all times by visitors and staff.

Reservations now available below.

Make a Reservation

A reservation for the tour gets you admission to the museum, a spot on the selected tour, and access to any extra activities happening that day.

Click a date below to reserve a spot or call 607.772.0660 to check availability.

Friday Tour Dates

5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Saturday Tour Dates

2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Spooktacular Tour Times

Saturday, October 30th

11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 and 3:00

Spooktacular is a day where families can trick-or-treat through the Museum, enjoy tours, and special hands-on activities throughout the day.

It’s when we’re alone that we can feel our most vulnerable–when our imaginations have time to conjure the most peculiar things.

Enjoy this October tale where one of our staff members had a run-in with an echo from the past.


  • Is the tour scary?
    • The tour contains no jump-scares or disturbing imagery. The tour does contain frightening stories and history. So, it’s only as frightening as your imagination allows.
  • Is the Mansion wheelchair accessible?
    • Yes, and we have wheelchairs available at the Museum entrance for anyone who needs one.
  • How much does it cost?
    • $8 for adults; $6 for students, seniors, and military; Free for Members and children 4 and under. Admission includes the tour, Museum visit, and any activities going on that day.

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.