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Rails to the Darkside presented by CT Trolley Museum

 
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  (11 reviews)
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Very Scary
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Parental discretion advised for those under the age of 16 on the Rails to the Darkside. Pumpkin Patch appropriate for all.
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Charity / NOT For Profit
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Haunted Houses, Haunted Trails, Pumpkin Patches, Theaters & Plays, Halloween Festivals & Parades, Kids Parties, Other Events
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Outdoor Event(s), Indoor Event(s), Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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As the fall chill fills the air, on the darkest of nights, mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard on the tracks at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Listen to the tale of yesteryear, as you learn of a hastily moved cemetery whose bodies were left behind...their angry souls seeking their revenge. Come for a scare if you dare...the next trolley ride is an express to the Darkside! During this three-part haunted experience, ride vintage trolleys into the dark woods for a fear that you will never forget, visit the vortex tunnel if you dare & end your experience in the Visitor Center if you can handle the unforeseen horror of death. New this year the Museum has partnered with Curioporium LLC. Curioporium seeks to control the ethereal energy and use it to open the gates for the foolhardy or the fearless to venture into the realm of the forsaken, the fallen, and the cursed. Beware, this spectral force is unpredictable and volatile. Brace yourself for unimaginable horror, for who can fathom the blood-curdling terror about to seep into our world? The event will be held on Friday and Saturday nights starting September 29th. This experience is rated PG-13 and may be too intense for the squeamish. Hours are 7pm-10pm (gates open at 6:30pm for ticket sales), tickets must be purchased at www.ct-trolley.org. Admission is $30 per person and recommended for ages 16+.

The unfortunate untold story...
When the Hartford and Springfield Street Railway was planning its branchline from Warehouse Point to Rockville, a small cemetery near Newberry Road stood in the way of a straight-as-an-arrow trolley line. Before construction started, the cemetery was relocated to a spot of dry land along Route 140 near the tracks. The air around the cemetery always had a chill after the move and the locals kept away, letting Mother Nature take over.

Years later as the trolley museum began planning for the Visitor Center, workers began surveying the land and found the gravestones from the old cemetery hidden in the woods. Oddly enough, further inspection found that there were only headstones... no coffins or remains were in the earth.

Do you dare to ride the rails to the Darkside?!
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  • Email Verified Fun for the whole family

    We had a blast! Kuddos to all of the volunteers! Steve was especially scary, fun, and friendly .

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    Posted October 2023

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  • Email Verified Great halloween attraction!!!

    Everything was great not online did we get spooked out on the trolley but we also had to go through the spookified museum. It was very scary and fun loved it. Would definitely go again!!

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    Posted October 2019

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

  • Email Verified ?!?!

    .....What are you people talking about? I drove nearly 2 hours because people made it sound good... The trolley ride was awkward; the haunted house was inadequately haunted. If you like it for the novelty, fine, but don't lie and say it's scary, you're just wasting people's time.

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    Posted October 2019

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    6 out of 8 found this review helpful

  • Email Verified Blast Experience

    We got the chance of visiting the Rails to the Darkside and we had a blast. The entire theme was spooky. The interior of the museum looks very haunted with strange noises and screams. Actors appear like ghosts from somewhere or the other and look as if they are real ghosts. And finally, we get a ride in complete darkness in rails e where creepy zombies are sure to welcome and scare you off your breath. Overall, a very ver very spooky place.

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    Posted November 2017

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    2 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Email Verified Kids Fun Place

    I went here with my kids and we all enjoyed it to the fullest. The entire set up was fun filled and we loved the whole theme. The trolley ride was awesome with the Zombie fighter. The entire atmosphere was nice and the actors were good enough at scaring us all. Even the kids had lots of fun here. The walk through the haunted museum was too scary and looked really creepy. It’s rated PG-13 and is not recommended for young children.

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    3 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • AMAZING!!

    STATE OF THE ART PROPS and super scary..... The trolley ride and two walk through areas make it last forever!

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    Posted October 2016

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    2 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Very Scary and a lot of fun!

    Every part of this attraction was so scary! We had a great time. Definitely not for small kids, but a great time for adults! Go early to avoid a long line.

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    Posted October 2015

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    3 out of 5 found this review helpful

  • 100% Worth It

    Every year they put on a great scare. You just HAVE to come see this attraction!

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    Posted October 2015

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    7 out of 8 found this review helpful

  • This place takes it way to far.

    Last year the lady sitting next to me pissed her pants. For15 bucks I got a whole lot more scare than 6 flags. DOD NOT BRING LITTLE KIDS these people aren't happy unless you get really scared, upto threatening you with a live cattle-prod. Totally worth it if you think youve see everything.

    Posted September 2013

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    10 out of 12 found this review helpful

  • Do it before Halloween is over!!

    Took a chance and drove an hr. to get there. Beats anything in the Western Ma. area that we've been to. When you think it's over the scares keep coming at you. You must add this one to your list of places to see before Halloween is over!! Soooo twisted....JUST GO!! 01057

    Posted October 2012

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    5 out of 7 found this review helpful

  • Scared the crap out of us !!!!

    Two haunted attractions in one. Blew the much more expensive places away. YOU HAVE to GO!!!! dont bring little kids.. WAY too GOOD!

    Posted September 2010

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    5 out of 6 found this review helpful

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