Tippler's Tour: Ghosts & ToastsThursdays, NOW - October 29, 5:30 pm
Peek around Old City’s darkest corners, hear spine-tingling stories from Philadelphia’s chilling past, and pay a visit to Benjamin Franklin’s grave on the Halloween spirited Ghosts & Toasts tour! Macabre tales and seasonal ales await for only the bravest of souls. Spaces are limited, so purchase your tickets today!
Independence After HoursFridays - Saturdays, 5:30 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the most engaging and captivating experience in Historic Philadelphia, Independence After Hours!
Enjoy an authentic colonial dinner at City Tavern, then "sneak" into Independence Hall and eavesdrop on Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John Adams as they debate the Declaration of Independence. Spaces are limited, so purchase your tickets today!
Spooky Mini Golf
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, October 2 – 31, 6 - 9 pm, Franklin Square
Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the season with fog, lights, music, and surprises (Fri., Sat., and Sun. evenings) ($9 adults, $7 children).
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Saturday, October 24, Noon - 3 pm, Franklin Square
Pick a pumpkin out of the Pumpkin Patch and decorate it to take home, FREE for children 10 and under(Group reservations and participation not available). Also, the Lightning Bolt Express Train makes the traditional fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).
Saturday, October 24, 4 - 10 pm, Franklin Square
Enjoy some of Philly’s finest food trucks, activities, and a fall beer garden presented by Frankford Hall. Admission is free, with food and beverage available for purchase from participating vendors.
Trick or Treat Trail
Saturday, October 31, Noon - 3 pm, Franklin Square
Decorate your very own Trick or Treat bag and follow the map to the Trick or Treat Trail stops in the park. FREE for children 10 and under (Group reservations and participation are not available). Also, enjoy the Lightning Bolt Express Train makes a stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).
Candle Making At The Betsy Ross House
Saturday, October 24, Noon - 4:30 pm
Learn how candle making was a vital 18th century trade by seeing it done from a Once Upon A Nation History Maker. Visitors are invited to try their hand at making their own candles to take home.
Demonstration is free; $5 to make and take your own candles.
Historic Chocolate Making Demonstration At The Betsy Ross House
Sunday, November 1, 11 am - 4 pm
Meet three female entrepreneurs and learn how women played an active role during the American Revolution – from making important military supplies, like flags and musket cartridges, to choosing “patriotic” beverages like chocolate and coffee, rather than tea. Sample the host chocolate drink that colonists enjoyed.
Sponsored by American Heritage™ Chocolate– free with admission.
Duck, Duck, Liberty Package!
Save money and experience the best of Historic Philadelphia by land and sea with the Duck, Duck, Liberty Package! Each Duck, Duck, Liberty package includes admission to the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater along with a journey through America's most historic square mile and the Delaware River waterfront on a Ride the Ducks tour! Tickets: $35 Adults, $25 Children
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