Local Father’s Day Events

Trains, baseball and a boat ride are possibilities for Father's Day.

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    TK

    Join your father on one of several Father’s Day events located throughout Connecticut on Sunday, June 17.

    The Danbury Rail Museum is offering a free 20-minute ride on the “Rail Yard Local” vintage train and operating turntable with the purchase of a child’s ticket.

    Tickets for children, ages 3 to 12, cost $4 and the museum is open from noon until 5 p.m., but hours might vary for special events.  An interesting fact about the 109-year-old museum: Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “Strangers on a Train,” was filmed there! Call (203) 778-8337 for more information.

    The Trolley Shoreline Museum in East Haven is offering dads a free trolley ride with the purchase of a family member’s ticket. Tickets cost $10 for adults (ages 16 to 61), $8 for seniors (ages 62 and over), and $6 for children (ages two to 15).  The museum, which owns nearly 100 vintage transit vehicles preserved from the Trolley era, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and trolley cars leave every half hour, starting at 10:30 a.m. Order tickets online at www.shorelinetrolley.com.

    Pass by the Goodspeed Opera House and Gillette Castle on the Father’s Day River Cruise in Haddam. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering the cruise for half the original price.  Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for children (ages 2 to 12), and babies under 2 years old can enter for free.  The cruise leaves at 11:30 a.m., but there is another one that leaves at 1:30 p.m. if you cannot make the first one. Book your tickets online at ctriverquest.com.

    If your dad  is a baseball fan, bring him to the Rockcats game. They are playing the Erie SeaWolves at 1:35 p.m. 

    And for fathers who have a passion for history, the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford is hosting a jazz brunch at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Listen to live music from the XY Eli Band while enjoying a Japanese cuisine and some American breakfast favorites! Admission into this national historic landmark costs $35. For reservations, call (860) 280-3130.