Take a 45 minute trolley ride through Framingham’s mysterious past. Costumed actors tell true stories “dug up” and verified by author James L. Parr during a tour that features haunting scenes at actual locations of the town’s most bizarre and scary tales. Sword fighting pirates, ghosts, highwaymen and eerie tableaus will unfold as riders wend their way through the highways and byways of town. After the tour visitors will be treated to refreshments and a variety of activities at the “haunted” Edgell Memorial Library on Framingham’s Centre Common. Esmeralda will tell fortunes, while paranormal investigators will share the “results” of their stake out at the library last winter.
The last tour in 2007 sold out so be sure to purchase tickets well in advance at www.framinghamhistory.org. This is not recommended for children under 8 years old as they might find the ride too long and the tales too spooky. Adult tickets are $10.00 and children’s tickets (8-12 years old) are $5.00.
Framingham’s history is ripe with wonderful stories for such a tour and after the success of the 2007 trolley ride, its creator, James L. Parr, teamed up with Framingham History Center researcher Kevin A. Swope to write Framingham Legends and Lore (History Press 2009). “
Michelle McElroy is the Operations Manager of the Framingham History Center