Murder at Mount Hope Mansion: Interactive Dinner Theater

Join us for the 10th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Mount Hope on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery—kicking off on February 2, 2018 and continuing Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays through April 13. Accept this invitation to the interactive culinary "who-done-it," enjoy a sumptuous four-course meal and the opportunity to become the detective, interrogate the suspects, put the clues together and uncover the truth!

Dates & Tickets

Enter Victorian Mount Hope Mansion, a most unique setting for a theatrical interactive dining experience. Meet and mingle with intriguing guests to the Mansion and be sure to take note as they visit guests table side while they dine. After enjoying a four-course meal and tastes of the mystery that is thick in the air, everyone will assemble in the Mansion's Theater Room for a time of interrogation, hilarity and the answer to the question on everyone's mind! Performances run Fridays, Saturdays and Select Sundays, February 2 through April 13, 2018 and are each roughly three hours in length. Please Note: Tickets are currently unavailable. Online ticket sales will open on Monday, November 27.

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Performance Availability

Use the calendar for performance availability on specific dates—Hover over the date to see times and options (Desktop Only). Matinee Performances (1PM) are available Saturdays & Sundays while Evening Performances (7PM) are available Fridays & Saturdays.

Group Reservations

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more through Mount Hope's Group Sales Department. This unique and exciting experience makes the perfect setting for our group outing! Private and/or mid-week performances can be scheduled for larger groups!

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Ticket Information

Reservations are encouraged, as there are a limited amount of tickets and perfromances sell out quickly. Murder Mystery tickets go on sale beginning during the Holiday Open House. Tickets can be purchased online at the Virtual Box Office beginning on Monday, November 27. All performances are $54.95.

Show Rotation

Each year, Murder Mystery features three different endings! Relive the excitement and take part in the mystery. Please check back closer to the 2018 event to view ending rotation and times.

TICKETS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Reservations are encouraged as tickets sell out quickly.
Tickets will be available at the Holiday Open House November 24-26 & December 2-3.
Online ticket sales will open on Monday, November 27.

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Dinner Theater in the Mansion

Enjoy an enchanting four-course banquet within the historic Mount Hope Mansion while you put together the clues and help solve the mystery! Please Note: Regular or Vegetarian/Gluten Free meals must be selected at the time of ticket purchase. No substitutions can be made day-of. Look over the 2017 menu below, then check back closer to the event for an updated

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Butlered Hors d'oeuvres

Swedish Meatballs, Canapes & Artichoke Dip, and Quiche Lorraine

Salad

Wedge Salad Dress with Mt. Hope Wine Vinaigrette

Entrées

Traditional: Meatloaf & Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Served with Twice Baked Potato & Roasted Vegetables

Vegetarian: Mrs. Twardxik's Handmade Pierogies with Twice Baked Potato & Roasted Vegetables

Dessert

Traditional: Individual Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Vegetarian: Italian Chocolate Vanilla Bomba

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Soda, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea
Non-Alcoholic Beverages Included in Ticket Price

Alcoholic Beverages

Swashbuckler Beer, Mount Hope Wine & Lancaster County Cider
Alcoholic Beverages Available at the Cash Bar

Menu subject to change without notice. No substitutions.

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Story

Join us for a big game adventure in 1911 Kenya, Africa. Guests will be feted with an enchanting four-course banquet. Rub elbows and swap stories with some of the world’s greatest guides and hunters; perhaps even a celebrity or two? Prepare to stalk some of Africa’s most exotic creatures. You do not have to be a hunter to savor this adventure. If you choose, you may join one of our many photographic expeditions. Capture the last of planet Earth’s wild monsters on film. You will be the envy of your circle of mates upon your return. Do not delay! Be the first of your friends to experience this extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime journey.

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Cast Information

Interact with the talented cast members inside the historic Mount Hope Mansion as you put together the clues and help solve the mystery. Guests will long remember this experience. Please check back closer to the event for more information!

2017 Murder Mystery Cast

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.

General Information

The event is located inside Mount Hope Mansion on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. Murder Mystery runs Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays, February through early April. For more information on specific show times, please visit the Dates & Tickets Page.
There is plenty of free parking all around the Mansion within walking distance.
There are two food options available: Classic and Vegetarian/Gluten Free. For more information on both food choices, please visit Dining Page.
The Mansion bar will be open for drink purchases during the duration of the performances. Select Swashbuckler Ales, Mount Hope Wines, Lancaster County Ciders, Signature Cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the bar. Specific bar menu options will be available the day of the performance.

Please Note: If you are visibly intoxicated, we reserve the right to no longer serve you alcohol. If you become a disturbance during the performance, we will ask you to leave the Mansion without issuing a refund.
While the ticket price does not include gratuity, any tip left by you to the hosts is at your discretion. Like any restaurant, gratuities are a special way for you to acknowledge service provided to you and should refelct your satisfaction with the service.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our In the Area Page for specific information.
As a courtesy to others, video/audio recording and photography are strictly prohibited during the show. Photos are permitted before introductions.
You may carry your cell phone with you during the performance, but please make sure to turn it off as a courtesy to others. If you need to make or retrieve a call, please excuse yourself to our front porch for the duration of the call.
The dress code is casual to business casual. The storyline changes each year, and guests are welcome to dress in time period appropriate attire, but it is not required.
Animals are not allowed in the Mansion except for service animals while performing their qualifying services.
Children are welcome to attend, but require a ticket due to the limited capacity of the dinner theater experience.

Ticket Information

With your admission ticket, you receive a sumptuous four-course meal and the chance to play the detective in this unique and exciting live dinner theater!
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office or in the Mount Hope Estate Wine Shop. It is advised to buy the tickets in advance, as performances sell out quickly.
All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations.

Conditions of Ticket Sale

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Event tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. Once a ticket has been scanned at the Front Gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave. The bearer of an event ticket agrees to hold blameless and harmless Mazza Vineyards, Inc. or any of its affiliates, in the event of personal injury or loss or damage to property. The holder of the ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending the event, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event. You must be 21 or older to purchase or consume Alcohol.

Your ID will be verified before being served alcohol. Outside food, drink and pets are not permitted. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or firearms. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions of these conditions of ticket sale.
Performances occur as scheduled. In the event of extreme weather conditions, guests will be notified in advance of any changes.

Mansion Information

Smoking is prohibited in the Mansion. If you need to go out to smoke during the performance, please note that the doors will lock behind you.
Outside food and drink items are NOT permitted in the Mansion with the exception of water.
Yes, all Theater in the Mansion performances are ADA accessible. There is handicapped parking available at the Wine Shop, just follow the directional signs that lead you to that area when you arrive.

Please go to the Wine Shop and inform the staff that you require the handicapped accessible entrance to the rear of the Mansion. You will be directed where to go to enter the building.
Cars are permitted to stay parked in the lot overnight if the driver has been drinking and has found another way home. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
There are restrooms located inside of the Mansion and the Wine Shop. Staff will be happy to point you in the right direction!
Items found during or after the event will be kept in the Wine Shop (717-665-7021 ext 129).

Contact Mount Hope

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com