Board The Ghost Train For Family Fun And Halloween Hijinks
On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the Village will once again be cloaked in mystical moonlight and creepy candlelight for the annual Ghost Train. Just once a year the ghouls and goblins come out to haunt the otherwise peaceful Boothbay Railway Village.
Passengers will journey through enchanted cemeteries, see zombies and other ghastly things, hear the calls of strange beasts and experience other unimaginable apparitions.
Unsuspecting visitors must enter the haunted station to board the Ghost Train, if they dare. Their train crew for the evening will be none other than the now infamous "Casey Bones" and the conductor "Frankenstein."
Witches and other monsters will assist the engineer and train crew with departures every 30 minutes; the last leaves the station at 7:30 p.m.
A hayride to parts unchartered is up next. Perhaps one will encounter a coven of witches brewing up a potion. One never knows what is around the next bend.
The adventure ends with a new Monster Mash party complete with ghoulish games in the town hall. A spooky snack and revolting refreshment will be included, too.
The experience is designed to be appropriate for children from ages 3 and up. The Ghost Train is more silly than scary but they think all agree that makes it more fun. Guests are encouraged to dress the Halloween part.
Tickets will be available at the door. A new lower ticket price for children ages 3 to 16 is just $5, adult tickets are $10. Museum members receive a discounted price of $4 for kids and $8 for adults.
Be sure to bring an appetite because the Boothbay Region High School junior class will have hot chocolate, popcorn and hot dogs for sale. Families from the Coastal Kids Preschool will also be on hand offering tasty baked goods. Both sales are fundraisers.
It is not too late to volunteer to help with the Ghost Train. If one would like to help haunt the woods or host games inside the town hall contact Margaret Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 633-4727.
For more information about the Ghost Train call the Museum at 633-4727. The Boothbay Railway Village is located at 586 Wiscasset Rd., Route 27 in Boothbay.