Ravenwood Detective Agency
Like every good castle, Ravenwood has its share of intrigue. Over the last two 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. Please be sure to add your tickets to your reservation when booking your room.
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
Murders in Masquerade - October 31st & November 1st, 2014
This special Halloween adventure arrives just as darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand! Join us for a weekend of dark experiments, unnatural creatures, and the sleepiest of Hollows.
A most unusual doctor has retired to Ravenwood Castle for the quiet he needs to analyze the results of his experiments. Unfortunately for the good doctor, and our detectives!, he chose to do so on Halloween weekend when all manner of unnatural creatures prowl the night.
Novices and veterans alike will face a frightening array of problems during this mystery weekend. Be sure to pack your garlic and silver bullets! Advance knowledge of canopic jars, the Leather Man and the legend of the Wandering Scarecrow isn't required... unless you wish to survive that is!
Murders at the Edge of Time - November 7th & 8th, 2014
The Doctor returns to Ravenwood Castle in this sequel to our first Doctor Who themed mystery, Murders Out of Time.
Drawn to Ravenwood by whisperings of mysterious events, the Doctor turns to the intrepid sleuths of the Ravenwood Detective Agency for assistance in solving the puzzle.
Prior Whovian knowledge is not required, though learning Circular Gallifreyan couldn't hurt!
Sonic screw driver not included. As always, bow ties are
Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings - December 30th & 31st, 2014
The year is 1897 on the Raven's calendar – give or take a century – and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The greatest of all detectives has run afoul of many villains during his career, but none as precise and meticulous as this.
Join the Ravenwood Detectives as they journey to a steam powered Victorian-era England to play the role of Watson in this, the case of Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings.
Sherlockians and steampunk fans alike will ring out the old and ring in the new with this crossover murder mystery adventure. Steampowered magnifying goggles recommended!
Homicide at Hogwarts - January 30th & 31st, 2014
The International Quidditch Society has called it's four top officials together at Ravenwood Castle to discuss proposed rules changes to the most popular sport in the wizarding world.
When the referees fail to emerge from a private session, one of the castle staff enters the conference room to find a shocking scene. The head referee is dead upon the table, and the rest have been struck senseless! Dark magic is surely at work!
Join the Ravenwood Detectives - magical and muggle alike - in what is sure to be an amazing mystery weekend!
Wands and potion materials not provided. Rudimentary training in Defence Against the Dark Arts recommended.
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!
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)