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Day Trips: Ghost Tours, Fall Festival and Bodies Revealed

Fall fun abounds in eastern Pennsylvania with ghost tours, pumpkin patches and a science exhibit featuring actual human bodies

Ghost Tours in West Chester

Summary: Go on a spooky walking tour of downtown West Chester every Friday and Saturday night throughout October.  Led by a man dressed in traditional garb from the 1850s, walkers will visit some of West Chester's favorite haunts, literally. The tour covers the lost souls of the underground railroad, and the place where the gallows once stood and murderers were hanged.  Learn the history of the downtown in a way that's fun for the whole family.  Every tour begins at 8 p.m. at the Lincoln room, 28 West Market Street, West Chester.

Address: 28 West Market Street, West Chester

Hours: Tours start at 8 p.m.

Admission: $10 per person ages five and up.  Reservations required. Call 610-696-2102

Link: Website

Fall Festival at Shady Brook Farm

Summary: Don’t miss PumpkinFest after dark. Bring the family for a day of fall fun on the farm featuring wagon rides, pick-your-own pumpkins and Shady Brook's HorrorFest.

Address: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley 

Hours: Open daily to 8 p.m. through October 31.

Admission: $12 (get a $4 coupon here)

Link: ShadyBrook Farm

Da Vinci Science Center

Summary: The world famous Bodies Revealed exhibition will run from Oct. 6 through Feb.10 at the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown. Bodies Revealed features 11 full anatomical specimens and 180 additional pieces that take visitors on a three-dimensional tour of the human body. Attracting more than 15 million visitors in locations across the United States and around the world, the traveling exhibition offers an up-close look inside the body’s major systems.

Address: 3145 Hamilton Boulevard Bypass, Allentown

Admission: Bodies Revealed admission is $10 more than these regular admission prices

  • Adults $11.95
  • Children (Ages 4-12) $8.95
  • Toddlers (Ages 3 and Under) Free
  • Seniors (Ages 62 and Up) $8.95
  • Military Members $8.95

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Link: Website

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