Fox River Trolley Museum
Halloween Events

Ghost Story Train

Departure Location: Fox River Trolley Museum, 365 S. LaFox Street (IL Route 31), South Elgin, IL

Come join us for an evening full of frights and delicious delights! Jump on our Ghost Story Trolley and take a ride into the John Duerr Forest Preserve. Gather around the roaring fire and listen to spooky stories and sing campfire songs while eating scrumptious s'mores. Costumes are welcomed! Suitable for all ages.

The experience will take approximately one hour, and the cost is $16.50 per person. All passengers, regardless of size or age must have a valid ticket.

Saturdays, October 20 and 27, 2018

Departures at: 5, 6:15, and 7:30 p.m.

All Ghost Story Train tickets will be available for pick up at will call before you board the train the day of your event. Tickets are NOT mailed.

Handicapped Accessibility

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the Ghost Story Train and Terror Trolley are NOT handicapped accessible.

Food and Food Allergies

Please assume that any and all provided food and drink items may have come into contact with potential allergens including, but not limited to chocolate, cocoa, coconuts, eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, gluten and wheat. Please see ingredient list (provided items subject to change without notice).

Area Restaurants

The Fox River Trolley Museum is located in South Elgin, IL, in close proximity to restaurants catering to almost every taste and budget.

Inclement Weather, Refunds and Cancellations

All ticket sales are non-refundable unless a train is canceled. Generally, trains are canceled only in the case of extreme inclement weather as defined by the museum, and/or equipment failure.

Patrons should plan on arriving at least 20 minutes before their scheduled departure time for Ghost Story Trains. Please factor the possibility of inclement weather into your travel plans.

The Fox River Trolley Museum and the Ghost Story Train

The Fox River Trolley Museum operates the Ghost Story Train as fund raising events, with funds used to maintain the Museum and its collection of antique railcars.


All passengers, regardless of age or size for the Ghost Story Train are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

Ticketing System/ Reservations

Our Internet-based reservation system reflects all of the trains and seats available in real-time. If the system indicates “0” seats available for a train, no additional seats for that train are available. Other values are as indicated, (i.e. 20 seats remaining for a train reflects 20 seats available for that specific train). Tickets purchased via the Internet for the Ghost Train and Terror Trolley are subject to a non-refundable 10% convenience charge, ($1.20 per ticket).

Seating Arrangements

By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats can be reserved, and community seating is practiced. Although the Museum makes reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of 8 or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train, NO specific seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

Ghost Story Train Questions
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