The Warren County Historical Society will host the annual "Halloween Haunted House and Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours" on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Take a ghostly stroll through the Struthers-Wetmore-Schimmelfeng House; hop aboard a horse-drawn trolley; and take a ride over the Hickory Street Bridge while listening to scary and bizarre stories of the Allegheny River's past anomalies.
Decide for yourself as you wander through a ghoulishly gloomy parlor where you may encounter members of the unfortunate Wetmore family, visit the elegantly set dining room to sample some delightful delicacies from the road-kill cafe, tour the strangely stocked old-fashioned store on the second floor where the tormented red caped creature roams, and hear the cries of the suspiciously, familiar looking, veiled phantom. It's frightening fun for everyone!
The jail house, suspension bridge in back
The horse-drawn trolley tours will take you across the Hickory Street Bridge and appeal to your interest of history with tales of the early jail or lock-up when it was located right on the bank of the river. Imagine being in a jail located at the edge of the river and not knowing when the water level might rise. Was it cruel and unusual punishment?
Horse-drawn trolley tours will depart from the historical society on the half hour starting at 6 p.m., until 8:30 p.m. Enjoy free hot apple cider and cookies generously provided by Golden Living Kinzua and Asera Care Hospice!
Trolley tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased at warrenhistory.org or at 210 Fourth Ave., Warren. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 723-1795. All proceeds benefit the Warren County Historical Society.