The Bedford County Chamber Foundation is pleased to present the county’s first Escape Room Experience inside the historic Russell House (203 South Juliana Street – on the Squares in Bedford.)
Started during Halloween week, the experience has been extended through the holiday season, and you’re invited to take the challenge: solve a series of clues and puzzles to escape from a room featuring stories of four major owners of the historic Russell House. The Russells were generations of attorneys and community leaders who in 1816 built the local landmark which is now on the National Registry of Historic Places; the Pates, operated a furniture business and funeral home in the building into the late 1950’s; the building served as Bedford County offices from 1972-2007; it was purchase by the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce in 2017.
After setting the stage with the room’s “story,” groups will be left to explore the items within the room to piece together various hints and clues that will ultimately lead to keys, combinations and passwords to “unlock” the door and escape. (Participants are never prohibited from leaving the experience.)
The Escape Room is designed to be a fun, educational and team-building opportunity, perfect for businesses, families, civic groups and friends. (This is not a “haunted house” experience.) If groups are stumped, you will have the chance to receive clues to help you solve the puzzles.
Each session is limited to 60 minutes. Cost to participate is $20 for adults (13 and older.) Children 12 and under are free with adult suprvision. All groups will receive a photo on Facebook to commemorate their achievements (or lack thereof.)
Sponsorships are available for this unique event, with proceeds benefiting the 501-c3 Chamber Education Foundation. Volunteers are also being recruited to help with the evening and weekend sessions. Please call 623-2233 for more info or to reserve your time.
After the holidays look for a NEW STORY AND NEW CHALLENGE as the Escape Room Experience continues…