Spend an autumn afternoon exploring the many wonders and mysteries of Laurel Hill Cemetery while celebrating Halloween. Fall fun for the family at Laurel Hill will thrill and chill both the young and old! The cemetery’s primary location overlooking the Schuylkill River will offer visitors majestic views of the colorful fall foliage and vibrant landscape along Kelly Drive. Activities will...

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What do a lost cat, Bavarian cream custard, a trip to New Jersey and a whiskey highball have in common? Believe it or not, they all played a role in some of Laurel Hill’s most unusual deaths. Embrace the Halloween season while listening to tales of the cemetery’s most eccentric personalities and the ways in which they departed this earth. Following the tour will be sampling of...

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What do a lost cat, Bavarian cream custard, a trip to New Jersey and a whiskey highball have in common? Believe it or not, they all played a role in some of Laurel Hill’s most unusual deaths. Embrace the Halloween season while listening to tales of the cemetery’s most eccentric personalities and the ways in which they departed this earth. Following the tour will be sampling of...

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Frankenstein, vampires, and werewolves are part of the lore of Halloween, but where did these horror tropes originate? Vampire and werewolf legends actually have origins in historical fact, and there once were real Victor Frankensteins seeking to animate the dead and actual grave robbers terrifying the public. Living-history performers Dean Howarth and Rachel O’Connell will explore the...

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Trick-or-treat and parade in a costume at the dinosaur museum during the daytime on Halloween. At the exhibits Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig, visitors will receive a treat to take home and see special Halloween-themed specimens from the collections. Enjoy story time with Marty the Moose at 11 a.m., then join in a costume parade in Dinosaur Hall directly afterward....

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River Alive! will be a new 4,000 square foot exhibition at Independence Seaport Museum. It will focus on the wonders and challenges of the Delaware River watershed, our place within that system, and the increasingly sophisticated science we use to understand the watershed’s complexity. The high-tech exhibition features multiple interactive and hands-on experiences, including a watershed...

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  WHAT: The 42nd annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show features 195 craft artists from across the United States showcasing their designs for the public. This year special guest artists from Germany will also be featured in the show. A preview party featuring a gala cocktail buffet will offer a first look at the works of the contemporary craft by artists featured in this...

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What do a bald eagle, a squirrel, and a lot of dogs have to do with each other?  Find out when you join the Young Friends of Independence Historical Trust for a walking tour that is all about the furry (and feathered) friends of the Founding Generation.  Since this tour is all about the animals of Founders, we encourage and welcome all friendly, leashed dogs to join the...

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Any visitor to Laurel Hill will immediately notice that this is no ordinary cemetery. From soaring obelisks, to imposing mausoleums, to lifelike sculpture, there are hundreds of permanent cemetery residents who chose to immortalize themselves in non-traditional ways. A far cry from neat rows of identical headstones, Laurel Hill Cemetery was always imagined as a rural sculpture garden, and...

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