Halloween Train Rides in Connecticut 2012: Haunted OR to the Pumpkin Patch, Your Choice
There are two types of Halloween Train rides: those that are cute and take you on a scenic tour to a fun pumpkin patch and those that are spooky. Depending on the age of your children (and your "scary" tolerance) you will want to choose one or the other. Read more for our listing of Halloween Train Rides for you and your family to enjoy this Halloween 2012 in Connecticut.
Connecticut Trolley Museum Pumpkin Patch Train Ride
Enjoy a ride through the beautiful Connecticut countryside in the crisp fall air aboard one of our antique trolley cars. Then, hop out at the Pumpkin Patch and search for a pumpkin that's just right for you. Every child admission includes a free pumpkin! Keeping your pumpkin safe on your lap, you ride back to the Visitor Center where you can participate in pumpkin decorating activities, contests, games, and other activities. On Sunday, October 28th, have the kids wear costumes during their visit to the Museum - 50% discount on their tickets!
Fridays 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Sundays Noon - 4:30 pm (Also open Columbus Day 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.)
Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Rd. East Windsor, CT
The Danbury Railway Museum Vintage Pumpkin Patch Trains
Ride a vintage train to the pumpkin patch! Includes s free pumpkin for every child as well as free cider and cookies. Ride in the railyard with a stop for a turntable ride in a restored 1903 station and railyard . Coloring station, temporary tattoos, and more. Costumes encouraged! No reservations required. Event will be held rain or shine.
Additional parking at Patriot Garage, across from the Museum.
Saturday, October 13, 20 & 27
Trains hourly, 10:30 - 3:30
Sunday, October 14, 21 & 28 Trains hourly, 12:30 - 3:30
Station & Gift Shop open until 4:30
Admission: $9 age 2 and over (under 2, free).
The Danbury Railway Museum
120 White Street (in the old Danbury Train Station at the corner of White Street and Patriot Drive.) Danbury, CT
Naugatuck Pumpkin Patch Trains
This year the Harvest Pumpkin Festival includes a train ride to the Pumpkin Patch aboard the Naugatuck Railroad. After your visit to the pumpkin patch, re-board the train for a fun and scenic ride back to Thomaston Station. Buy your tickets online now or call (860) 283-7245 to purchase from our agent. Reservations are recommended.
For two weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays, October 13-14 and 20-21, each child gets to choose a pumpkin in the Naugy's own pumpkin patch.
Train rides depart at Noon and 2:00 PM from Thomaston Station. Special event pricing $16 Adults, $14 Seniors (62+) and $14 Children (3-12). Children 2 and under are free.
Our Naugatuck Railroad operates every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday for Fall Foliage Train Rides in October as well as Columbus Day Monday, October 8.
Naugatuck Railroad Halloween Express
Climb aboard the Halloween Express October 27th and 28th. Costumed passengers are welcome on all train rides for Halloween weekend! Enjoy the Halloween decorations at Thomaston Station and the last of great fall foliage along the scenic Naugatuck River. Free pumpkin to every child while supplies last.
Train rides depart at Noon and 2:00 PM from Thomaston Station. Special event pricing $16 Adults, $14 Seniors (62+) and $14 Children (3-12). Children 2 and under are free. Buy your tickets online or call (860) 283-7245 to purchase from agent.
Railroad Museum of New England
242 East Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787
The Shore Line Trolley Museum Haunted Isle
This October, a trolley will carry passengers down the tracks to the gate. The choice is yours... enter if you dare!
The Haunted isle is open Friday and Saturday evenings starting October 5th - 31st. First ride 7PM, Last trolley leaves the museum at 10:00 PM. Fare: per person is $10. The Haunted Isle is rated S "spooky" and is recommended for adults and mature children that do not have any health issues! Wear good walking shoes as the Isle is a wooded path with many twists and turns.
Shore Line Trolley Pumpkin Patch Rides
Take the trolley to the pumpkin patch, where children select their own little pumpkin to decorate. Coloring pages, toy train layouts, refreshments, and more! (10/13-14, 10/20-21, 10/27-28)
Museum grounds open at 10:00 AM, first trolley at 10:30, patch opens at 11:00AM, last ride to the Pumpkin Patch leaves at 4:00 PM. Fare: $9 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Children.
The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street, East Haven, CT 06512-2519
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Enjoy a scenic fall trip along the train with a connection to the Riverboat. Many trips to choose from on Saturdays and Sundays. Check their website for choices.
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
One Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT 06426