Mystic Seaport will open its Halloween event, Sights & Frights, on Friday, October 19, 2012. The family-friendly production offers haunted Halloween fun for all ages.

Performance nights are October 19-20 and 26-27, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Visitors can walk the decorated grounds of the Museum’s 19th-century village to encounter spooky locations and activities. Storytellers will tell tales of maritime misfortune, the schooner L.A. Dunton will be converted into a haunted ship, roving characters will entertain or frighten, and tradespeople in the shops will be manufacturing items of a creepy nature.

Family activities include:

  • mask-making
  • face-painting
  • temporary tattoos
  • free horse-and-carriage rides
  • live music of a slightly sinister nature from the Museum’s chantey staff.
  • Children are encouraged to dress in costume and are invited to participate in a nightly parade at 7:30 p.m.

New this year is a pumpkin patch filled with elaborately carved jack-o-lanterns and a free planetarium show, “Whoo’s Up in the Night Sky?”

The experience is self-guided and all “scary” activities are located inside, permitting families with young children to avoid them.


  • $13 ($12 for Museum members)
  • Children 3 and under are admitted for free
  • To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.
  • Call: (860-572-5322)

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