Ravenwood Detective Agency
Like every good castle, Ravenwood has its share of intrigue. Over the last few years we’ve even seen more than a few murders. So many, in fact, that we’ve had to form a squad of guests and volunteers to look into them: the Ravenwood Detective Agency.
Join our intrepid detectives as they search for clues, solve puzzles, avoid killers and monsters alike, and endeavor to solve the latest mystery plaguing our erstwhile castle.
Tickets for one of our mystery events are $100, and include dinner Saturday night, breakfast Saturday and Sunday (of course!), and all the mystery and hi-jinks you can handle! Due to the nature of these events, tickets are limited to those staying on site.
Upcoming mystery events are listed below, and stay tuned to our blog Quoth the Raven for announcements of new events!
Anatomy of a Murder Mystery
Our mysteries aren't your typical four hour dinner theater. When you attend one of our events, the mystery starts at dinner Friday night and the final clues aren’t wrapped up until breakfast on Sunday. The intervening 40 hours or so are filled with activity. You will be gathering evidence, searching for clues, solving puzzles, making dead drops, avoiding the killer (unless you ARE the killer!), and a myriad of other activities that you just can’t fit in a box.
Upcoming Mystery Events
Snow White and the Seven Deadly Dwarves – November 11th & 12th, 2016
A young princess, exiled from her home by her evil stepmother, takes refuge in a cottage in the woods. The seven dwarves who call the cottage home take the maiden in and offer their protection. The very next morning one of the dwarves is missing, and another is found dead – murdered in his sleep.
Have the evil queen and her huntsman caught up with young Snow White already? Does the band of dwarves include a deadly traitor? Or is there more to the young princess than meets the eye?
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency November 11th & 12th for Snow White and the Deadly Dwarves, and find out who is truly the fairest of them all!
Colonel Mustard’s Secret Passage – December 30th & 31st, 2016
Colonel DeJohn Mustard planned a quiet getaway to a country castle to ring in the New Year and enjoy some rest and relaxation. His trip has unfortunately been interrupted by a murder – his own!
The Ravenwood Detective Agency is calling all agents to assist in its most recent case: Colonel Mustard’s Secret Passage. The facts as we know them are scant: Colonel Mustard has been found dead in the remote Ravenwood Castle. Whether Professor Plum, a library or a wrench have anything to do with the crime remain to be seen.
Join us December 30th and 31st for the debut of our Clue themed murder mystery. It will be a New Year’s celebration to be remembered!
Murder? Inconceivable! – January 27th & 28th, 2017
At the edge of the Fire Swamp sits a lonely outpost, known as Ravenwood Castle. Aside from the flame spurts, lightning sand and rodents of unusual size, the castle residents live a simple and relatively peaceful life.
But of late, something is amiss. Over the past few weeks the castle has been plagued by a series of untimely – although apparently accidental – deaths. The first seemed innocuous enough; the second, a bit coincidental. After the third, people began to ask questions. Are these deaths perhaps less than accidental? Could it be, Murder? Inconceivable!
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency January 27th & 28th as we fall victim to one of the classic blunders and go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.
Death Finds a Way – February 3rd & 4th, 2017
On a lonely hilltop deep in the forest, science has made a great leap forward. Some said it couldn’t be done. Others said it shouldn’t be done. But a few brave pioneers have embarked on a secret project to recreate the one time rulers of the Earth, dinosaurs!
The project has been a huge success. Nearly a dozen species of dinosaurs have been brought to life within the labs in and around Ravenwood Castle. But mere days before announcing their discovery to the world, tragedy struck. Three lab technicians have gone missing, their labs adorned with scratch marks on the walls and blood stains on the floor.
Have the newly created dinosaurs turned violent? An obvious theory – except for the fact that all dinosaurs are safely secured in their enclosures.
Is this perhaps a more mundane crime?
Whether the killer is human or reptilian one thing is sure, Death Finds a Way.
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency February 3rd & 4th for Death Finds a Way. The weekend is guaranteed to start with oohs and ahhs. The running and screaming comes later.
The twisted minds at the Shadow Stalkers and Ravenwood Castle are always coming up with new themes to challenge the sleuths of the Ravenwood Detective Agency. Here's just a few of the mysteries our guests have faced to date!
Murder in Mirkwood (Lord of the Rings)
Havoc on Hoth (Star Wars)
Murder in Brown(coat) (Firefly)
Trail of the Living Dead
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Deadly Hand
The Killers Grimm (Dark Fairy Tales)
Slytherin' Slayings (Harry Potter)
Murder at Casterly Rock (Game of Thrones)
Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings
Murders in Masquerade (Classic Mystery)
Murders Outside of Time (Doctor Who)
Young Frankenshteen (Mel Brooks)
The Night of the Living Dead (Zombies!)
The Adventure of the Dragon's Claw (Classic Mystery)
The Cold Hand of Death (Classic Mystery)
Death in Small Doses (Classic Mystery)