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Spend your Halloween with the Spirits of Historic Germantown!

October 13, 2011

Join the sites of Historic Germantown: Freedom’s Backyard this October for some haunted Halloween fun. In one of America’s most historic, and haunted, neighborhoods there is something spooky around every corner! 

Join the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, located at 200 West Tulpehocken Street, on Saturday October 22 or 29 at 6 PM or Sunday October 23 or 30 at 2:30 PM for their fifth annual Murder Mystery entitled ‘A House Divided.’ This event, which borrows from the game of Clue, will focus on the Civil War in Germantown. Tours begin every 20 minutes and tickets are $16 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets call 215.438.1861 or visit

On Saturday October 22,visit Grumblethorpe for their Halloween Party from 5 – 9 PM. Tour the colonial home of the Wister family and listen to the spooky tales, participate in costume and dance contests and more! The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and $12 for a family of four. Grumblethorpe is located at 5267 Germantown Avenue. For more information call 215.880.8620.

Visit Historic RittenhouseTown, located at 206 Lincoln Drive, on Sunday October 23 for their annual Spirits of the Wissahickon event from 3 – 6 PM. Interact with experienced interpreters and crafters as they serve as ‘spirits’ of the Rittenhouse Family. Visit them as they cook in the bake house, make paper, and more! The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. For tickets or more information call 215.428.5711 or visit

For family friendly frights, visit Stenton, at 4601 North 18th Street, on Saturday October 29 for their Tours of the Haunted Mansion from 12 – 4 PM. Take a spooky tour of James Logan’s Stenton, then enjoy pumpkin painting, apple cider, and spice cookies. This is a free program and visitors are encouraged to come in costume! For more information call 215.329.7312 or visit

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