Haunted Tours

October 30, 2020

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM


(limited to 225 tickets)

Visit Fort Roberdeau for a spooky night of fun, frights, and folklore you will never forget! Begin the evening at the Mt. Lion Observatory for an overview of things that go bump in the night, then choose your own adventure for your main presentation, learning about UFOs, Ghosts and Halloween Monsters, or Bigfoot and Sasquatch. The evening begins at 6:30 with Trick-or-Treating between the Fort cabins for guests 12 and under, and concludes with an Observatory skywatch from 9:00-10:00PM!

Veterans Recognition

Rangers posted at Fort Roberdeau became pensioned veterans after the war. Fort Roberdeau will honor all veterans with a recognition program.

Ranger Skills Weekend


After a winter break, Rangers sharpened the skills needed to patrol the frontier and protect the lead miners and settlers. Join us for a hands-on opportunity to hone your Ranger skills!

Rev War Days


Visit an 18th century field camp. Become immersed in camp life and a story line based on local events. A daily battle will be held each afternoon. Free parking and admission.

Stars of the Colonials.


The sky lore of American Colonists and Native Americans is as rich and colorful as the history of our country itself. Under warmer weather and a late spring sky, it’s a night for all to enjoy!

Open Sky Watch Nights


There is always night sky action a the Observatory, even in months without large events! Bring a blanket, camp chairs, and a flashlight. (Red cellophane is available to adapt your flashlights to night vision mode free of charge.) Binoculars and telescopes are always welcome. Learn from he pros of Starlight Astronomy Club, and embrace the challenge of findinf objects on your own.

Events begin at dusk. Cost $2 adult, $1 student. 

Exploring the Night Sky with Lasers

Some of the best night sky exploration is done with your own two eyes, and bright lasers are invaluable in directing your guests attention to specific spots above. PArticipants will learn the do’s and don’ts of safe astronomy laser use. Identify easy to find patterns on the sky, and keep their laser at evening’s end for backyard astronomy sessions of their own!

Mr. Tom Kasner does invaluable work at the Mt. Lion Observatory, and you will enjoy his mix of telescope and night sky knowledge. As classic an astronomy educator as you’ll find.