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Weekend Event Guide - October 23rd to 25th

 

Autumn Splendor Fall Foliage Tour - Colebrookdale Railroad

 
Colebrookdale Railroad | 64 S Washington Street, Boyertown, Pennsylvania | (610) 367-0200
 
Some of the best foliage in Pennsylvania! Travel in their 1920 Deluxe Coach, Dining Car, First Class Parlor Car or the Open Car (similar to a hayride on the rails). The two-hour round trip tour departs and arrives in Boyertown, PA. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all dining/meal service has been suspended until further notice. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase throughout the train. All First Class Parlor Car passengers will enjoy an hors d'oeuvres plate, complimentary branded glass, and the first fill of that glass!
 
Covid 19 protocols and social distancing measures are in place.
 
 

Night Tours at the Eastern State Penitentiary

 
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site | 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Phila. | (215) 236-3300
6 to 9 pm on select evenings until 11/15 | $19 to $32 (Advanced tickets required)
 
New this fall! Experience their dark, abandoned cellblocks like never before with Night Tours.  Visit their website at Eastern State - NightTours for more information.
 
Note: Due to Covid 19, Terror Behind the Walls has been canceled this year.
 
 

Ghost Tours of New Hope

 
Tours depart at Main and Ferry Streets (in front of the Parry Mansion) in New Hope | $10 per person
 
Giving you the history and the mystery of New Hope for over 39 years! Learn about the hauntings of New Hope as you embark on your one-hour lantern-led tour through this historic town. Tours are offered every Friday and Saturday night (including Halloween) through October. Reservations are required. Tours are limited to 20 people to allow for social distancing and all guests must wear a mask. Please call them at (215) 348-1598 or email GhstofPA@aol.com to make a reservation.  For more details, visit Ghost Tours of New Hope.
 
Please note: This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.
 
 

Candlelight Ghost Tours of Fort Mifflin

 
October 23rd, 30th, and 31st | Fort Mifflin | $20 per person
 
No decorations. No hype. Just you, a few candles, and REAL Ghosts! Experience Fort Mifflin after hours on their popular walking tours through the site. Tours depart every 20 minutes beginning at 7 pm and lasts approx. 1 hour. Advanced timed ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
 
 

Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum

 
Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia | Running now till November 1st
 
More than 50 scarecrows are on display throughout the Garden. Come vote for your favorite to determine the top three prize winners! Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
 
Visit Morris Arboretum for more details.
 
 

Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

 
On display from October 22nd to November 15th | Free with Garden Admissions
 
Big, bold colors of thousands of Chrysanthemums lead the way through the Conservatory. Don't miss the unveiling of the Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum (a single plant bearing more than 1,000 sunny yellow blooms on a single stem)!
 
Visit Longwood Gardens for more details and tickets.
 
 

Trick or Treat Nights at the Elmwood Park Zoo

 
October 23rd, 29th, and 31st | 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown | $20 for admission of 1 child and 2 adults
 
Bring the little ones to the Elmwood Park Zoo on Trick or Treat Nights beginning this Friday, 10/23. Bring your flashlight and trick or treat bag and enjoy the zoo at night. Treat stations will be situated throughout the zoo. Guests 21 and over can sip beer and wine at the Zoo Brew Beer Garden & Bar.
 
Visit Elmwood Park Zoo for more details and tickets.
 
Please note: Face masks are required for all guests, with the exception of those with conditions in which wearing a mask may be harmful to their health, and children ages two and under.
 
 

Philly Butterfly Festival

 
Saturday, Oct. 24th | 10am to 5pm | Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilian, 8046 Frankford Ave, Phila.
 
Come celebrate the butterfly at this family-friendly event! Live butterfly release, free face painting, animal encounters, arts & crafts and much more! Food & Drink available for purchase. For more details, please visit the Philly Butterfly Festival.
 
 
Enjoy your weekend!
 

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