Sometimes there’s something especially chilling about certain historical events. Perhaps it’s the fact that they actually happened, but they continue to permeate into the atmosphere and culture of a community.

One historic site like this is the old Peel County Courthouse and Jail, which residents and visitors can explore this October to get into the Halloween spirit.

“Stories from the Inside” is an adult program that features the courthouse and the jail, at 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton, ON, L6W 1Y1, on Thursday, October 17. There are two time slots: 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 

Guests will be both entertained and educated as they follow guided tours of the courthouse, jail and grounds by a theatrical retelling of events in the buildings’ history. You can find tickets at the PAMA official site here. Admission is $5 and pre-registration required.  

The Courthouse opened in 1867 and sits on the land of the original Peel Fairgrounds. The Courthouse served the county for over a century before becoming decommissioned and converted into a historic site.

Visitors will be able to explore the history of the city and how the Region of Peel (which comprises Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon) developed over the years. 

Add a bit of history into your Halloween, as you explore what Brampton has to offer from the treasures that make up both the city’s past and present.