The White Whale at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Spirited History, Haunted Whale Ship

Spirited History

Family-friendly Haunted Whale Ship reappears October 25

 Back by popular demand, “The Haunted Whale Ship,” drifts in to its second port-of-call at the Whaling Museum on Saturday, October 25, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Last year the family-friendly Halloween event, geared for children 12 and under and their parents, attracted more than five hundred visitors. Children are invited to come in their best Halloween costumes, explore the century-old museum in a new (dim) light and meet ghosts from New Bedford’s seafaring past.

 In partnership with members of the New Bedford Preservation Society, notable spirits of Old Dartmouth and New Bedford will once again roam the museum galleries and greet visitors with tales of long-ago. Reenactors will also include 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 & crafts activities, refreshments, spooky stories, chance encounters with affable apparitions, and more.

 Admission is $5 per person and children under 12 are FREE. All proceeds benefit the Whaling Museum’s educational programming. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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