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Halloween Family Fun Day

We're throwing a Neighborhood Halloween Party on October 25th and we hope you can join us! Keep reading for a full event description- there's something for everyone! 

A "Mini Mütter Museum" will be setup here at The Woodlands!
There will be specimens you can touch, a life size giant for you to compare your own size to, bone games, a forensic kit, a nineteenth century amputation kit and more! Staff of the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia will be here to share their knowledge with you. 

Pet Costume Contest
Bring your favorite four-legged friend to The Woodlands for the first ever Pet Costume Contest! Dress them up in their Halloween finest for a chance to win a prize sponsored by Baltimore Avenue Pets. Enter the contest at the stable, winners will be announced at 3:30pm.  


Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Take a walk through the cemetery and visit some of our most famous residents. There will be special guest appearances from some of these residents along the way! Halloween themed arts and crafts projects will also be stationed throughout the site! 

All Hallow's Read: Spooky Book Swap!
We’re conjuring up the fun again this year and you’re invited.  Little ones and grown-ups too!  Books about monsters, pumpkins, goblins and ghosts, fall books, harvest books...seasonal reads will be hidden throughout the cemetery in age-appropriate sections and the book hunt is on. The local chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance will also be part of All Hallow’s Read this year!

Society for Philadelphians Encouraging Wizardry (SPEW) is Philadelphia's chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, a nonprofit organization that fights illiteracy, inequality, and dementors.


Civil War Medical Walking Tours: Leaving from the Hamilton Mansion at 2:00pm
What do an amputee Confederate officer, a woman who served as a nurse at Gettysburg, and a physician who gave his soldier-patients shock therapy have in common?  They are all buried at The Woodlands along with others who shaped or represent the medical world of the Civil War. Join Robert Hicks, Director of the Mütter Museum, for a walking tour at 2:00pm to introduce some of these interesting people.  Expect some mild up- and down-hill walking.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Thank You to our event partners! 

Later Event: October 30
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