Sights & Frights Opens at Mystic Seaport October 19

The family-friendly production offers haunted Halloween fun for all ages.

A Spooky Halloween Event for the Entire Family

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

Performance nights are October 19-20 and 26-27, from 6 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, and 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.

Tickets are $13 ($12 for Museum members). Children three and under are admitted for free. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and can be purchased at mysticseaport.org/sightsandfrights or by calling 860.572.5322 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.

Sights & Frights is recommended for all ages. Not all portions of the production are wheelchair accessible. Visitors will be walking outdoors and are encouraged to dress appropriately.

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaleship in the world. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/.