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Theatre-Hikes® at The Morton Arboretum

A play taking place outdoors

Select Weekends:
July, August, September, and October, 2017
Thornhill Shelter (Parking Lot 21)

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Theatre-Hikes® are approximately two hours in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance.

For a more enjoyable hike, we recommend you bring a portable chair or blanket, a water bottle, sunscreen, and/or insect repellant.


2017 Season:

October (3:00 p.m.*) Performance: Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe

Dates: October  8 (Sorry, SOLD OUT!), 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 

Celebrate the season with Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe, the four tales that Poe himself thought were his most spooky; The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tell-Tale Heart.  Edgar Allan Poe is the lead character through each tale, sometimes observing, but mostly experiencing these horrors along with you, our audience.


*Fall weekends are popular days for visitation. Please allow up to 45 minutes to park and get to where the hike commences (Thornhill Shelter, Parking Lot 21).



Each month Theatre-Hikes® offers a Low Impact Hike. Low Impact hikes are designed for guests with lower mobility; the hike covers a much shorter distance, and tries to stay near paved paths wherever possible. This year's remaining date is October 15.

Each month The Morton Arboretum and Theatre-Hikes® will feature an American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation performance.  This year's remainingdate is October 21.

If you require additional accommodations, please contact us at at least two weeks prior to the program date and we will do our best to try and accommodate.  


For more information please visit,  

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Individual ticket:  

Adult $15 member/$20 nonmember
Child $10 member/$15 nonmember 


PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

VISIT: In person at the Visitor Center during open hours



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