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PH Museum offers spooky trolley ride on Halloween

Photo courtesy of Port Huron Museums/Facebook The next Murder and Mayhem Trolley Tour will be hosted on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023.

Paranormal event is set for Saturday, Oct. 28

By Barb Pert Templeton

Take a ride on the darker side of Blue Water Area history with some Murder & Mayhem.

The tag line for the upcoming Trolley Tour invites visitors, usually those ages 10 and up, to board the ride for some good-natured fun and the next event falls on Tuesday, Oct. 31. 

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Port Huron Museum’s Community Engagement Manager Andrew Kercher is the host for the Murder and Mayhem Trolley Tours and this is the first year they are holding it on Halloween.

Tickets can be purchased online at phmuseum.org under tickets. Admission is $30 and the trolley will depart from the Port Huron Museum at 5:30 p.m. and return at 7:00 p.m. 

Kercher, who hosts many of the trolley tours held between April and November at the museum, said they are a popular form of entertainment in the city and almost always sold out. 

Photo courtesy of Port Huron Museums/Facebook
Detroit Rock City Paranormal will host a public investigation of paranormal activity at the Carnegie Museum, Port Huron’s old Carnegie library on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to 

The upcoming Halloween ride will be similar to other Murder and Mayhem tours except perhaps for the costumes some participants may wear this year for Halloween. Kercher has been known to dress for the occasion as well. Ticket holders will also enjoy some Halloween treats on this tour.

As the trolley makes its way around town Kercher will share actual historic tales related to the Port Huron area. The stories may fall to true crime that has taken place in the city over the years or perhaps interesting tidbits about battles that happened there more than a century ago.

Much of the tour also talks about some of the more macabre history of Port Huron, featuring stories of violence, crime, and murder and all information is pulled from the pages of local history.

Participants will ride and walk through the Blue Water Area to find out more about the history in their own backyard. There’s also a chance to hear the fascinating histories of the buildings you drive past every day and the lives and times of the figures the streets are named after.

Photo courtesy of Port Huron Museums/Facebook
Andrew Kercher is the Community Engagement Manager for the Port Huron Museum and hosts the Murder and Mayhem Trolley Tours. 

A paranormal investigation 

The Museum will also play host to the group Detroit Rock City Paranormal for a public investigation of paranormal activity at the Carnegie Museum on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight. A group of paranormal enthusiasts, this group volunteers their time and talents to explore historical landmarks and even private homes in search of paranormal activity, using a variety of techniques and equipment. This event is for entertainment purposes only and is subject to personal interpretation.

Guests are invited to explore the historic 1904 Carnegie library with the Detroit Rock City team and discover for themselves the paranormal activity present at the Carnegie while learning how paranormal investigators use their equipment. Guests are welcome to bring their own equipment, but it is not necessary.

The event is for adults ages 18 and over. The cost of the program is $35.00 for museum members and $40.00 for the general public. Prepayment is required and tickets can be purchased by registering at phmuseum.org – follow the tickets link. 

Due to the high demand for this program, all ticket and rental sales are final; no refunds will be given for cancelled reservations.

Port Huron Museums Carnegie Center is located at 1115 6th Street Port Huron. Phone (810) 982-0890 for more information. 

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