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Located along the Philly waterfront is a much loved local haunt—literally! Because The Fright Factory is Philadelphia's very own local haunted house. The Fright Factory has three main attractions—"Pitch Black"which is a dark maze where nasty things await to pounce in the pitch darkness, "CarnEvil 3-D"—a blacklit 3-D maze with evil and hungry clowns and the "Forgotten Insane Asylum"—a haunted house-type maze with an asylum theme where crazy forgotten factory workers have been experimenting and mutating since the depression. All in all, the house doesn't fail to entertain and is a total scream. This place is definitely not for the faint-hearted!
The Spruce Street Harbor Park is one of the best in the city and is located along the Delaware River. Evenly spaced trees throughout the park offer plenty of shade under which are lots of benches, colorful hammocks, charming fountains, and some delicate statues. The on site food trucks serve some delicious snacks and refreshing beer ensuring there's never a hungry moment. The floating gardens, live music shows, giant lego, chess, and Jenga, and colorful lights make this park extremely popular among the locals and a must visit.
Built between 1906-1908, the George Sharswood School is a Colonial Revival style structure. The brick and stone institute has been an esteemed elementary school in the neighborhood of Whitman for several decades now. A part of the Philadelphia Public Schools, it has been a designated historic site since 1988.
The names etched in this black marble monument call up the stories of these soldier's ultimate sacrifice. Inspired by her big sister in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the memory of the 645 local residents who fell in the Vietnam War. Engraved scenes of the war, depicting acts of heroism, bravery and rescue along with vignettes highlighting the suffering of war, make silent and sobering testimony to the lists of fallen local heroes.
In 1745, sheds served the purpose of providing merchants with a place to gather and sell their merchandise consisting of food and wares. Fire engine houses or headhouses were located at the end of these sheds. This one happens to be one of America's most venerable, built in the early 1800s. Each headhouse featured alarm bells and a second-floor fireman's social club. The shed between Lombard and Pine Streets, called the Shambles, was restored in the early 1960s. In the spring and summer seasons, artisans sell handcrafts in an open market.
Penn's Landing Playhouse is a newbie in the theater scene of Philadelphia. Housed inside the Independence Seaport Museum, this new theater hosts a number of events regularly. After the entertaining show, you can relax at the Keating's River Grill having the scenic view of the Delaware River. Check the website for current shows and timings.