RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will host Children’s Ghost Night at the Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 27, with three tours, the first beginning at 6 p.m. All children from ages 6 through 14 are invited to step back in time to the early 1800s to hear true tales of ghostly happenings in an era of candlelit taverns and stagecoach inns.
Parents are also welcome to join this fun and exciting family event at the 215-year-old Rahway landmark where re-enactors will take their audience through the period rooms and share the stories and historical legends of supernatural and mysterious events.
Anne Hoener, museum association trustee and event chairperson, said, “Before the advent of TV and the telephone stagecoach inns and taverns were the communication hub of each town, and very often the location of local legends and mystery. Hosting this event in a real 18th century inn and telling the ghostly tales of real travelers of long ago allows our organization to present historical programs that are both educational and entertaining for all ages.”
Tours will begin at 6, 7 and 8 p.m., and reservations are required. Call Alex Shipley at 1-732-381-0441. Refreshments will be available to all the hungry “ghosthunters”. The fee is $5 for children (ages 6 through 14), and $7 for accompanying adults. Interested participants are encouraged to call early due to the increasing popularity of this twice-annual event.
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