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Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site - 1840s home of Edgar Allan Poe, small brick house now connected to 530 North Seventh Street was Poe's home, 1843 -1844. 532 N. Seventh Street Philadelphia, PA 19123. (215) 597-8780. November to May: Wednesday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. June to October: daily 9 am to 5 pm. Closed New Years' Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. No Admission fee.

Mutter Museum - The Museum's collections include over 20,000 objects, including fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments, anatomical and pathological models, items of memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians, and medical illustrations. Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm, Sunday Hours Beginning March 26: 12p.m. to 4p.m. Admission: $4 for young kids, seniours & students with ID, $8 general admission otherwise. There's a $2 off coupon on the site you can print out. Location: In the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097.

Eastern State Penitentiary - now a museum, the site has events, exhibitions, history of the penitentiary, and a virtual reality tour. 1999 Season: June, July and August: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. September, October (Last Day, Oct 31): Saturdays and Sundays Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last tour: 4 p.m.. An optional guided tour leaves on the hour. The last tour leaves at 4 p.m.. Tours include: The central Rotunda, the solitary confinement yards, the baseball diamond, and death row. Prices $7. Adults $5. Students and Seniors $3. Kids (7 to 17) Children under the age of 5 cannot be allowed onto the site. Location: 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, just five blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Parking:There is ample on-street parking and a free parking lot right next door. See the site for driving directions.

Terror Behind the Walls At Eastern State Penitentiary - Seasonal for Halloween. Visitors will be led into the darkened, abandoned Penitentiary in small groups, to participate in the trial of a witch**. Their verdict--guilt or innocence-- will dictate content of their tour. By the end, visitors may find the tables turned, themselves on trial, here, inside a 170-year-old abandoned prison, at night. This all new tour for 1999 will feature interactive, state-of-the-art special effects, lighting and sound.

Philadelphia Museum of Art - 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings until 8:45 p.m. Closed Mondays and legal holidays. Members, free at all times. Non-members, $8 for adults and $5 for children under 18, students with I.D. and senior citizens. Children 5 and under, free. Sundays, free until 1:00 p.m. You can get a print out coupon on the site for $1 off admission, valid till Oct 3, 1999.

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia - A candlelight walking tour through America's most historic... and most haunted city! April through November. Begins evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Fifth and Chestnut Streets. Purchase at least 15 minutes prior to tour time at Willie & Duffy's, the restaurant on Chestnut Street at 6th Street. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (215) 413-1977. $10/Adult $5/Child (3-12 yrs).

New Hope

New Hope is a great little town, although getting more touristy all the time. What a change the place has gone through touristwise since I first went there at 11 years old. Bucks County has a lot of wineries around it, most notably is the Bucks County Winery on 202 in New Hope.

Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau - New Hope is in Bucks County. See the visitor guide for things like ghost tours in the area, dining, museums, historic sites & wineries. Make sure to peek at the neighboring attractions which include caverns, gardens, and The Crayola factory.

The James A. Michener Art Museum - 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA. I went to college in this town and admired this building all the time but never got a chance to go in it. It's an art museum in the 1884 renovated Bucks County Prison. Open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Wednesday evenings until 9 p.m., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Galleries are closed Monday), $5 admission, there are long term and temporary exhibits.

Haunted Ghost Tour - I have no idea if this still happens so call first. Ghost Tours, P.O. Box 3354, Warminster, PA, 18974, Phone (215) 957-9988. Tours meet at the cannon on Main St. in New Hope. Private tours are available year ‘round. Gift certificates available. Hours: Sat Nights June-Aug.; Fri-Sat Sep.-Nov.; Tours begin at 8 p.m. $5-$10?

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From - "Easton Public Library. During construction of this building in 1903, workers uncovered the graves of 514 people. Most of the bodies were moved to other cemeteries, but at least thirty were left unclaimed. Two prominent former citizens, Elizabeth Bell "Mammy" Morgan and William Parsons, were reburied in graves with markers on the library grounds. Mammy Morgan is buried on the west lawn and Parsons is buried on the front lawn. The other corpses, and any unidentified pieces of bodies, were unceremoniously dumped into an underground concrete vault on the property. Today, the library is haunted by the misplaced souls. Doors slam shut and open suddenly, filing cabinet drawers swing open for no reason, and unseen hands run through the hair or touch the shoulders of patrons and staff. And over the years, many people have reported the ghost of Mammy Morgan, roaming the library grounds. (The burial vault is under a telltale depression in the northeast part of the driveway that exits the library. The library is on the corner of Church Street and 6th Street, Easton, PA 18042. Phone: 215-258-2917.)"


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