October 2018

Halloween Fun at the Trolley Museum

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Photo provided by the Connecticut Trolley Museum

This derelict trolley has been decorated for Rails to the Darkside at the Connecticut Trolley Museum.

The Connecticut Trolley Museum will once again be hosting its popular Halloween events, Pumpkin Patch & Rails to the Darkside. These two fundraising events are extremely important to funding the museum’s many family programs.

This event is held with the help of the Shaker Pines Fire Dept. who add a whole new dimension to the frightfulness of the evening. The Fire Department also benefits from tickets sales with a portion of each ticket sold going to them.

As the fall chill fills the air, on the darkest of nights, mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard on the tracks at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Come for a scare if you dare…the next trolley ride is an express to the Darkside! During this haunted experience, ride vintage trolleys into the dark woods for a fear that you will never forget. Listen to the tale of yesteryear, as you learn of a hastily moved cemetery whose bodies were left behind…their angry souls seeking their revenge. Will you survive? 

The event will be held on Friday and Saturday nights starting October 5. This experience is rated PG-13 and may be too intense for the squeamish. Hours are 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:15 p.m. for ticket sales) and reservations are not needed. Tickets can be only purchased on the night you attend up until 9:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person and recommended for ages 16+.

Pumpkin Patch is a family fun filled adventure where you ride on a trolley car out to the pumpkin patch field and each child can pick out a FREE pumpkin. Additionally, when you return back to the Museum you can decorate the pumpkins, get your face painted, play in the corn box, enjoy the outside play area and the entire museum. Don’t forget you can take as many trolley rides as you would like.

Admission includes the Fire Truck Museum which is housed on the same property as the Trolley Museum. The event will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting October 5. Visit www.ct-trolley.org for hours of operation. Pumpkin Patch will also be open Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for ages 4-12 and $3 for ages 3 and under. Museum Members receive half off admission. All activities are included in admission. 

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