Haunted Whale Ship Returns to New Bedford Whaling Museum

Haunted Whale Ship Returns to New Bedford Whaling Museum
Lagoda, photo/New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Back by popular demand, “The Haunted Whale Ship” will drift into the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Saturday, October 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The family-friendly Halloween event, geared for children 12 and under and their parents, attracted more than 500 visitors last year. Children are invited to come in their Halloween costumes, explore the century-old Whaling Museum in a new (dim) light and meet ghosts from New Bedford’s seafaring past.

New this year, admission is free for children 12 and under. Admission for all others is $5 per person with proceeds benefiting the Whaling Museum’s educational programming. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

In partnership with members of the New Bedford Preservation Society, notable spirits of Old Dartmouth and New Bedford will roam the Whaling Museum galleries and greet visitors with tales of long ago. Re-enactors will also include Whaling Museum docents, staff and high school apprentices with special apparitions to be announced.

As if emerging from stormy seas, the Lagoda will glow the ghostly colors of St. Elmo’s Fire as thunder rolls through the Bourne Building. The not-too-scary fun includes costume contests by age group, haunted scavenger hunts, arts and crafts activities, refreshments, spooky stories, chance encounters with affable apparitions, and more.

Tickets will be available at the door, but advance purchase is recommended at store.whalingmuseum.org or by calling 508-997-0046 ext. 100. For more information, visit the museum’s website HERE.