Children’s Ghost Story Night At The Tavern

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RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will host their popular Children’s Ghost Story Night at the Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 19, 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 eerie, but fun and exciting family event at the 215-year-old Rahway landmark.  Visitors will be guided by “ghosts” of innkeepers and travelers past through the period rooms to hear about local, mysterious legends, and perhaps witness supernatural events that cannot be explained.


“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,” said Anne Hoener, museum association trustee and event chairperson. “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 be held on the hour 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.

To learn more about the Museum’s exhibits, guided tours, events and openings, visit

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