Since March of 2020, holidays have not been the same. Halloween this year will be no different than our Easter and 4th of July. Large crowds cannot gather, and masks must be worn. This Halloween, there will be no scary people screaming in your face or touching your shoulder to scare you. While Halloween will be different, there are still ways to enjoy the holiday and the fall weather. Philadelphia has plenty of sites for the public to attend in a safe manner.
- Eastern State Penitentiary- Philadelphia
One of the most iconic Philadelphia Halloween must go-to’s is the Eastern State Penitentiary. Unfortunately, this year, their Terror Behind the Walls Haunted House is cancelled. However, this should not stop you from visiting. The Penitentiary is still welcoming guests to attend their daytime tours and nighttime tours. These tours are for all ages and include the chance to see the cell blocks and hear about the tales of the penitentiary. The self-guided tour is very reasonable as it costs $15 for adults, $11 for kids and they offer senior and student discounts as well.
2. Araspha Farms- Glen Mills
In addition to getting a tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary, there are also many places offering pumpkin picking and hayrides. One of the best places to go in the Philadelphia area is Araspha Farms in Glen Mills. This farm is a fun place for families to enjoy the day and the fall weather. Currently, the pumpkin patch and the sunflower field are open to the public. Families can take a nice hayride to the maze and pick their favorite pumpkins. The farm is also offering a unique experience of drive in movies. At a cost of $25 per car, there is no reason not to load the kids up, make some popcorn and enjoy a Halloween movie. The COVID restrictions at Araspha Farms are the same as most places. Masks must be worn at all times, families are to stay 6 feet apart from others and they ask to properly sanitize hands regularly.
3. Museum of the American Revolution- Philadelphia
Another fun and new activity to experience in Philadelphia is the Museum of the American Revolution. Between October 30th to November 1st, people can go and hear stories from the American Revolution and how they celebrated Halloween back in the day. Adult tickets are $21, but they also provide student discounts to reduce the price to $18.
As we have heard since the start of it all, keep your distance, mask up and wash your hands in order to stay healthy during Halloween and the rest of the holiday season.