Halloween Family Fun Day

We're throwing a Neighborhood Halloween Party on October 23rd from 12PM - 4PM! Crafts, activities, a pet costume contest, a scavenger hunt and more make for a perfect afternoon of Halloween fun.

Free and open to the public!

Photo credit: Ryan Collerd

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
ongoing throughout event

Take a walk through the cemetery and visit some of our most famous residents. Stops will include Dr. Thomas Evans with the Penn Dental School, circus director Rufus Welch with face painter Golden Brownie, William H. Moore (The Undertaker) for ghost making, and Mary Grew for suffragette sash making! Halloween themed arts and crafts projects will also be stationed throughout the site! 

All Hallow's Read: Spooky Book Swap!
ongoing throughout event

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!

Pet Costume Contest
3:00PM at the Hamilton Mansion

Bring your favorite four-legged friend to The Woodlands for the 2nd Annual Pet Costume Contest! Dress them up in their Halloween finest for a chance to win a prize basket from Baltimore Avenue Pet Shoppe. Costume Contest will take place at 3:00PM on the Hamilton Mansion terrace where we'll have a "cat/dog" walk for the furry friend to strut their stuff!

Spooky Bike Parade
3:30PM beginning at the Hamilton Mansion

decorating ongoing throughout
Bring a decked out bicycle, or decorate your ride right here at The Woodlands! We'll have supplies available for you to turn your bike into a spooky Halloween transport vehicle. Hop on your spooky ride at 3:30PM for a derby roll through the cemetery! 

Please note: There will be no vehicular traffic or parking allowed on the grounds for this event. Please see the Visit page of our website for more information about transit options. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. Walking, biking, and use of public transportation are highly recommended.

Special thanks to our event sponsors