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H.H. Holmes World Fair 1893

By Sorosis Club of Orange City (other events)

6 Dates Through Oct 26, 2019

                                 This year marks our 41st Annual Haunted House!!

In 1978, the ladies of the Sorosis Club came up with a fundraising idea that has grown into our Annual Haunted House. It was an instant hit for the residents in our community and they look forward to coming back every year. Many local residents have come through as children and are now sharing the experience with their own grandchildren!

H.H. Holmes World Fair 1893 - A Trip to Nowhere will open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from Oct 17th through Oct 26th starting at 7:00PM. Visit our Facebook Page for specific times. Each year our theme is changed to entice our audience and challenge their fears. Visitors are impressed with the creativity and special effects. Our scare factor is right up there with Halloween Horror Nights!!

It will take over 60 volunteers to transform our 3,000 square foot building into a Murder Hotel. Your tour will bring you face to face with one of America’s first serial killers, H. H. Holme. In 1893, Chicago was given the honor of hosting the World’s Fair. The event attracted millions of people from all over the world. Holmes knew many visitors would search for lodging. His Hotel offered the best quality and security available for the time. Many out-of-town visitors would never be seen again.

Holmes took great pleasure in showing his guests to their very special rooms...the doors only opened from the outside! Throughout the hotel were there were trap doors, peepholes, stairways that led nowhere, and chutes that led into the basement.  The basement was designed as a lab complete with a dissecting table, stretching rack, and crematory.  

The monies we raise go toward charitable contributions benefiting area children for  scholarships to graduating High School Seniors, School Supplies, and our annual Summer Splash Bash, Easter and  Christmas events.


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 74885 Orange City FL 32774-0885