Mystic Seaport Museum to Host Halloween Happenings Oct. 24-31

Seasonal Celebration features Pumpkin Carving, Jack-o-Lantern Walk, and Children’s Costume Parade

Mystic Seaport Museum celebrates fall and Halloween this year with Halloween Happenings, three family-friendly events spread over eight days, with the highlight being a Jack-o-Lantern Walk through the Museum grounds.

Beginning Monday, October 26 and running through Friday, October 30, the Museum will transform its grounds into a spooky, haunted trail lit by more than 500 jack-o-lanterns. At the end of the walk, visitors can enjoy food and live music, play a lawn game, warm up by a roaring fire, or join a small tour that explores the darker side of the Museum’s historic village.

The walk runs 5:30-9:00 p.m. each night.

Admission to the Jack-o-Lantern Walk is by a special ticket:

  • Adults (ages 13 and up) $20.00, Youth (ages 4-12) $15.00.
  • Museum members: Adult $17.50 and Youth $12.00.

Tickets may be purchased online at

Prior to the Jack-o-Lantern Walk, the Museum will hold two days of public pumpkin carving where visitors can carve one or more pumpkins that will be displayed in the walk. Pumpkins and all tools will be provided, and participants will receive a $2 discount coupon to be applied against admission to the walk. Carvers will be encouraged to come back and find their creation among the 500 jack-o-lanterns on display the following week. The carving sessions are Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Museum will culminate the series with a costume parade on Halloween Day, Saturday, October 31. All day long, kids in costume (ages 12 and under) will enjoy free admission to the Museum. After 4 p.m., the community is invited onto the grounds for free to gather on the Museum’s Village Green for a socially distanced Halloween Costume Parade beginning at 4:30 p.m. All participants will enjoy Halloween treats when they exit after the parade.

For more information and updates, visit our Halloween Happenings page at

Mystic Seaport Museum follows all state and Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines. Visitors are expected to observe social distancing and to wear masks on the property.

About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.