The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will host an event just for younger children during the seventh annual Spooky Mansion.

The historic site will be open for tours Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages 3 to 10. Activities will include trick-or-treating in the mansion's basement and spooky decorations on the first floor. There also will be crafts and stories, said Gerry Reilly, the Lanier Mansion site manager.

"It's spooky, but not scary," Reilly said.

Children are encouraged to dress up for the event. No reservations are required.

Two craft areas will be set up to allow more children to complete the activity this year. None of the activities has to be completed in order, but Reilly suggested that participants arrive before 7:15 p.m. to complete all of the activities.

"Children really enjoy our event because it is only a little scary," program manager Anne Fairchild said in a press release. "We have spooky and creepy decorations, but no one will chase after them with fake chainsaws or anything like that."

Local re-enactors will be on the lawn of the mansion as "ghost" soldiers from the Civil War, and they will fire artillery as part of the event.

"It's not super-scary or anything," Reilly said.

Admission is $3 per child. One adult admission is free with each child, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact the Lanier Mansion at (812) 265-3526.