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 of Downtown West Chester

Address: 28 West Market Street, West Chester
Distance from Northampton Patch: About 45 miles
Hours: Tours start at 8 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person ages five and up. Reservations required by calling 610-696-2102.
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 8p.m. at the Lincoln room located at 28 West Market Street in Downtown West Chester.
Link: Website

Fall Festival at Shady Brook Farm

Address: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Distance from Northampton Patch: About 8 miles
Hours: Open daily to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 through Oct. 31.
Admission: $12 (get a $4 coupon here)
Summary: Don’t miss PumpkinFest after dark. Bring the family for a day of fall fun down on the farm featuring wagon rides, pick-your-own pumpkins, and Shady Brook's HorrorFest. Phone: 215-968-1670.
Link: ShadyBrook Farm

Da Vinci Science Center

Address: 3145 Hamilton Boulevard Bypass, Allentown
Distance from Northampton Patch: About 42 miles
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Bodies Revealed admission costs and additional $10 after 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
Summary: The world famous Bodies Revealed exhibition will run from Oct. 6 through February 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.
Link: Website




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