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 Vatican Splendors Vatican Splendors
September 19, 2015 - February 15, 2016
Encounter an extraordinary collection of more than 200 historical and religious objects, at the Franklin Institute. See one of Michelangelo's signed documents, venerated remains (bone fragments) of Saints Peter and Paul and archaeological finds from the ancient basilicas of Saint Peter's in Rome. This breathtaking exhibition will be on display through February 15, 2016.
 Terror Behind the Walls Terror Behind the Walls
October 6, 2015 - November 1, 2015
From September to early November Eastern State Penitentiary becomes one of the nation's largest haunted attractions, consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation.
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 Friends of Valley Forge Park Speakers Series Friends of Valley Forge Park Speakers Series
October 6, 2015 - May 3, 2016
This series gathers an array of historians, scientists, authors, archeologists, actors and performers to share with the public their multiple points of view on history, the natural world and the ongoing commemoration of Valley Forge. Presentations are held at Washington Memorial Chapel, on Route 23 in Valley Forge, on Tuesdays at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. A reception follows each talk.
French & Pickering Valleys
 Autumn Splendor Hayride on Wheels Autumn Splendor Hayride on Wheels
October 6, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses while locally-produced autumn snacks and ciders available on board warm the soul. A 1920s deluxe open-window coaches, caboose, and the Secret Valley Explorer Open Car provide the perfect hayride-on-the rails. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
Perkiomen Valley Kid Friendly Activities
 Hay Creek Apple Festival Hay Creek Apple Festival
October 10-11, 2015
The Hay Creek Apple Festival offers a wonderful day with some great family fun. All ages will enjoy the brisk fall air and savor the delicious array of homemade Hay Creek apple specialties. Activities include scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, apple barrel express rides, games, hay rides, pony rides and a huge flea market with approximately 100 stands. Admission is free!
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 Halloween Night Hike Halloween Night Hike
October 16-17, 2015
Designed to delight and inform, these friendly, guided night hikes along a pumpkin-lit path offer children ages 3-9 a chance to meet and talk with several nocturnal creatures.
Perkiomen Valley Kid Friendly Activities
 Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill
October 16-17, 2015
The annual blockbuster festival takes over the charming town on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, for two days of spellbinding events that magically morph the neighborhood into the much-loved fictional world created by author J.K. Rowling. Potter fans of all ages can enjoy an enchanting weekend of film screenings, sorting hat demonstrations, a scavenger hunt and more.
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 Heritage Day at Daniel Boone Homestead Heritage Day at Daniel Boone Homestead
October 17, 2015
10a.m.-4p.m.Each year the Homestead celebrates the arrival of fall with an exciting living history event! This year's event features horse-drawn wagon rides and a variety of eighteenth century d10a.m.-4p.m.Each year the Homestead celebrates the arrival of fall with an exciting living history event! These include quill pen writing, candle dipping, blacksmithing, leatherworking, hearth cooking, sawmill operation, and much more.
Oley Valley Kid Friendly Activities
 All Hallows Eve Fall Festival All Hallows Eve Fall Festival
October 17, 2015
1-4 p.m. What could be better than painting a pumpkin, riding a tractor-pulled hayride, fall kid crafts to take home, shucking corn, working our apple cider press, & jumping in the hay pile! Refreshments served. Suggested donation $2 per person
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 Halloween at the Homestead and Haunted Tours Halloween at the Homestead and Haunted Tours
October 23-25, 2015
On Oct. 23 & 24, Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are offering an exciting Halloween-themed, guided, walking tour of the historic area, Bertolet Log House, and Boone House. The following night, on Oct. 25, children and adults alike will delight in the annual trick-or-treating event.
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