Pumpkin Patch and Rails to the Darkside

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The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Pumpkin Patch and Rails to the Darkside. These two fundraising events are extremely important to funding the museum’s many family programs.

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 4. This experience is rated PG-13 and may be too intense for the squeamish. Hours are 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:15 p.m for ticket sales). 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 and over.

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 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 4. Visit www.ct-trolley.org for hours of operation. Pumpkin Patch will also be open Monday, October 14 for Columbus Day. Admission is $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for ages 4-12 and $4 for ages 3 and under. Museum members receive half-off admission. All activities are included in admission.

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield. For more information, please call our business office at 860-627-6540 or visit our website at www.ct-trolley.org.

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