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Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square!

October 3 - 31, Friday - Sunday, 6 - 9 pm

Center City's favorite mini golf course is transformed for the Halloween season with fog, lights, and spooky surprises around every corner! This seasonal treat is only available through October 31, reserve your tickets today.

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Meet an American Icon at the Betsy Ross House

Daily, 10 am - 4 pm

Step inside the birthplace of the Stars & Stripes and meet Betsy Ross, in person, everyday in her upholstery shop! Learn about her fascinating life on one of the two new audio tours and shop for the perfect souvenir in The Betsy Ross Shop!

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Trick-or-Treating through Franklin Square

Saturday, October 25, noon - 3 pm

Looking for a fun and safe place to take your kids trick-or-treating? Bring them down to Franklin Square this Saturday for the Trick-or-Treat Trail! Kids can make their own trick-or-treat bag and follow the trail map to discover Halloween treats throughout the park! FREE! Recommended for children 10 and under.

Hop onboard the Lightning Bolt Express Train for a fall ride around Franklin Square!
Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children

Trick-or-Treat Trail and Lightning Bolt Express Train sponsored by 

Macabre Tales and Seasonal Ales on the Tippler's Tour Ghosts & Toasts

Thursdays, 5:30 pm

Take a peek inside some of Old City's darkest corners and hear stories from Philadelphia's spine-tingling past on the fall seasonal, Tippler's Tour Ghosts & Toasts. This Halloween- themed favorite is only around until November 6, so book your tickets today!







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Enjoy a Taste of History on Independence After Hours

Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30 pm

Travel back to July 3, 1776 and witness history in the making on the entertaining and insightful, Independence After Hours tour. This one-of-a-kind experience includes dinner at the historic City Tavern and an after hours tour of Independence Hall. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly, so reserve your tickets today!







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Spooky Storytelling at the Historic Philadelphia Center

Saturday, October 25, 11 am - 3 pm

Bring the young ones to the Historic Philadelphia Center this Saturday for Spooky Storytelling! Hear a collection of fun and frightful Halloween-themed tales and enjoy complementary apple cider and cookies in the Center! FREE!


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