A ship is making a Halloween port call in Washington, D.C., and not just any ship — ghost ship Barry.
“Hundreds have served onboard, but some never left,” reads the invitation to the haunted ship, written by the Naval History and Heritage Command. “Come and find out who still haunts the decks of display ship Barry…”
For those who dare, the ghoulish ship — a decommissioned destroyer which spends the rest of the year tied up as a fairly staid display ship at Washington Navy Yard — is open to the public on Friday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. But think twice about dressing up: costumes are discouraged and masks, capes, wands, swords, short skirts and candy buckets are off-limits.