Ghoulsboro Halloween: Steamtown Excursion to Gouldsboro

Steamtown National Historic Site


Adult (ages 12-61) $35.00; Senior (ages 62+) $30.00; Youth (ages 3-11) $23.00; Child (ages 2 and under) $1.00

Dates & Times


Saturday, October 29, 2022


11:00 AM


4 hours

Type of Event


Train ride will last approximately 1 hour; departing Steamtown at 11 a.m. and arriving to Gouldsboro at 12 p.m. There will be a 2 hour layover at the Gouldsboro Station for the event. Returning train ride will last approximately 1 hour; departing Gouldsboro at 2 p.m. and arriving to Steamtown at 3 p.m.


Join us for some fun as we celebrate a Ghoulsboro Halloween! Children are invited and encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes.

Gouldsboro Station Description and Details:

History: The station was built in 1905 when Gouldsboro was originally called Sand Cut, named by the railroad workers for the abundance of sand that was found while constructing the railroad tracks. Later, our town was renamed to Gouldsboro after Jay Gould, an infamous robber baron who built a tannery in this area in 1856, later closing it in 1861 and moving into the business of monopolizing railroads of the west.

Amenities: The station houses a museum, gift shop, covered pavilion, and restrooms; all handicap accessible. Gouldsboro is a CASH-ONLY station and venue with no ATM available, please plan accordingly.

The museum is filled with historical items regarding the railroad and the ice harvesting industry; visitors can stop by the gift shop to purchase gifts, photos, and other items; food will be available to purchase under the covered pavilion. Once you have wrapped up at the station, relax under the pavilion and enjoy the scenery of Snag Pond. Looking to stretch your legs after the train ride? Walk over to Heritage Park and enjoy another view of Snag Pond. 

Reservation or Registration: Yes

To purchase tickets: scroll down the webpage and select the green "Make Reservation or Register" button below. If the link does not appear, visit: www.recreation.gov and search "Steamtown National Historic Site" to select the appropriate station or date associated with event. Purchasing tickets in advance through recreation.gov is strongly encouraged.
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