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Halloween Themed Events

Halloween Hysterics at Henry’s
October 24; 10 am – 4:30 pm
Henry Whitfield Museum
248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, CT 06437
Flashlight tours, scavenger hunts, craft activities, displays on the Whitfield/Salem witch trial connection and the cemeteries under the Guilford Green, and tours of the Holidaze exhibit, Included with admission.

Halloween Murder Mystery Cruise
October 24; 6:30–10 pm
Lady Katharine Cruises
19 Bridge Rd., Haddam, CT 06438
A Halloween WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise.  Tickets required.

Haunted Isle 2015
Fridays & Saturdays beginning September 25-October 24;  7–10 pm

Shore Line Trolley
17 River St., East Haven, CT 06512
Legend has it that somewhere in the woods behind the Trolley Museum, lurk the things that nightmares are made of.  This Fall, a trolley will carry passengers down the tracks to the gate. The choice is yours…enter if you dare! General admission: $12 per person, Express Tickets are $20. Recommended for adults; absolutely no children under age 5.  It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes as the isle is a wooded path with many twists and turns.

Haunted Miniature Golf
October 22-25 & October 29–November 1

Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor
1048 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032
Vicious vampires, wicked witches and spooky skeletons rule the night – and the days, too, as Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor is transformed into a ghoulishly fun adventure during the Farmington Valley Visitor’s Association Annual Haunted Miniature Golf fundraiser. 

As soon as you enter the 12-foot-high Jack-O-Lantern, 18 holes of Halloween fun await you! Face painting and photo ops with “Garish the Ghoul” will be available for those who dare. Guests can attempt to catch (and eat!) mysterious dangling doughnuts, wander through a haunted graveyard, visit Dracula’s Fountain and the Haunted Pirate’s Tavern, and meet other creatures of the night. Special Halloween treats, hot cider and balloons will be available at the Ice Cream Parlor. 

Kenney Memorial Cultural Center
200 Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109
For tickets call 860.529.7656

Lantern Light Tours
October 16-17

Each tour lasts a little over one hour. Tickets are sold prior to the event, with remaining tickets at the door.  Event is not recommended for children under the age of 12.  The tour will start and end at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center with refreshments. Tours will be led by a lantern through the Main Street neighborhood stopping to “encounter” spirits from the past in their homes, houses of worship and grave sites.

The Only Scream in Town
September 25-26; Friday, Saturday & Sundays in October plus Thursdays October 22 & 29; 7-11 pm
275 Valley Service Rd., North Haven, CT 06473

The Only Scream in Town is nothing like any other haunted house or arcade.  They have state of the art scares as well as traditional methods to scare you.  Not recommended for anyone under the age of 14.

Rails to the Darkside
Fridays and Saturdays in October; 7 pm–9:30 pm

CT Trolley Museum
58 North Rd., East Windsor, CT 06088
Back a few years before we were running Rails to the Darkside, one of our members was out taking pictures along the tracks of our trolleys. Once he got home and took a look at them, he found some very disturbing images.
Museum volunteers did a little research, discovering that a cemetery was relocated with the construction of the Hartford & Springfield line to Rockville.  Our volunteers operating the trolleys, always asked why operations always ended before dusk. Written in the operating rules was a clear order not to run into the night during the weeks leading to Halloween.  It was decided by a few brave souls to try running a trolley into the darkness.

Do you dare take a ride to the darkside? Admission: $16; not recommended for children under 13.

20th Annual Scarecrows Along Main Street
September 26–October 25; 8 am–10 pm

Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109
Dozens of scarecrows will once again line Main Street in the business section of Old Wethersfield. This popular event draws visitors to the Historic District to see the many unusual and ingenious scarecrows built by children, families, adults, businesses and organizations. The event is free of charge and best enjoyed during daylight hours. Old Wethersfield is wonderful place to visit during the fall season and the scarecrows are just one more reason to do so. Smiles are guaranteed. Anyone interested in entering a scarecrow in the event or for more information, call 860.721-0663.

Trail of Terror
Friday, Saturday & Sundays in October & November 1; 7 pm

60 N. Plains Hwy., Wallingford, CT 06492
Haunted walking trail through the woods, not recommended for children under the age of 10.

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