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Tippler's Tour: Ghosts & Toasts

Thursdays, 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!

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Independence After Hours

Fridays - 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!

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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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Historic Chocolate Making Demonstration

Sunday, October 4, 11 am - 4 pm, The Betsy Ross House

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.

Betsy Ross' Bible Exhibit

Sunday, NOW - October 4, 10 am - 5 pm, daily, The Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross' Bible is on exhibit for the first time in over a decade. Published in 1790, this cherished family heirloom contains the handwritten birth dates of Betsy Ross' seven daughters. Self-guided Tour admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children/students/seniors/military. An audio tour is available for an additional $2.

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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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