Sightseeing in East Falls


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  • Room Escape Adventures
    The Room Escape Adventures Series are part reality game show, part real-life video game, and part immersive suspense film. Each starts with an ingeniously locked room laced with hidden clues and an actor in character whose function is to get the adrenaline in the room flowing faster as participants work against the clock to find the key and escape. Along the way, they'll have to combine their brainpower to answer riddles, open safes, and search the walls for hidden compartments.
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    3502 Scotts Lane
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    Step foot onto the lush landscaped grounds of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and you're instantly transported to the Victorian era?a time when ladies toted lacy parasols, gentlemen sported tall silk hats, and children played with coal-powered Game Boys. Beyond the stately mansion's immaculately manicured lawns and brick fa?ade lie 17 restored rooms, replete with lavish Rococo and Renaissance revival furnishings, elaborate ceiling designs, and Victorian-era appliances such as cast-iron stoves and gas-lit chandeliers. This museum of Victorian architecture and culture hosts weekly tours, as well as a monthly Upstairs Downstairs tour that explores the lives and challenges of women in Victorian-era Philadelphia. The mansion also stages theater performances throughout the year, featuring the works of Victorian-era greats including Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, and Louisa May Alcott.
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    200 West Tulpehocken Street
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Bernard Katz Glass
    Bernard Katz Glass Studio and Gallery a hidden gem in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia PA. From designated viewing areas, you will see the process of creating unique and stunning works using hot blown glass and cold glass construction. View and purchase Katz's glass sculptures, vase, tumblers in the gallery.
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    3739 Sharp St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Historic Germantown: Freedom's Backyard
    Encompassing 15 historic sites, Historic Germantown: Freedom's Backyard preserves the rich history of the region with regular events, tours, and all-inclusive passes to their attractions. From the home of the 1777 Battle of Germantown to the first Mennonite settlement in America, the sites give visitors an opportunity to relive history and wear powdered wigs in public. Multiple museums house relics and paraphernalia from the beginning of the country through World War II. Events such as Germantown Works highlight the region's work ethic, and summer camps celebrate the annual tradition of having summer.
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    5501 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Powel House
    In 1931, the unthinkable was about to happen. Powel House?the home of the City of Philadelphia's first mayor and a place that played host to such luminaries as George Washington, Ben Franklin, and John Adams?was going to be demolished. So Frances Anne Wister and a group of supporters founded The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks to save the historic building. Despite the economic depression, they were successful, and 10 years later, they acquired Grumblethorpe in Germantown. They went on to obtain Physick House in the late 1960s, and then procured the Waynesborough estate in 1981. Today, PhilaLandmarks carries on Wister's vision by managing the four house museums and teaching thousands of visitors each year about Philadelphia's history.
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    5267 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Alie & The Brigade
    It?s nighttime along the Schuylkill River. Philly?s skyline sparkles in the distance. You are but 1 of 400 canoeing spectators on stage for a guided history of the area. This is a performance journey in history along the Schuylkill River?just one of the many interactive theatrical events featuring song, dance, and vivid visualizations. The show comes to life thanks to the tireless work of Alie Vidich and her envelope-pushing dance company, Invisible River. Founded in 2009, The Invisible River straddles the border between dance company, acting troupe, and interactive arts collective.
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    2200 Kelly Dr.
    Philadelphia, PA US

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