Drinks & Dread: An Evening of Morbid Philadelphia History

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Get into the spooky spirit and join Philadelphia’s Historic Neighborhood Consortium for an evening of terrifying tales and haunting history. Begin with a visit to the American Philosophical Society and experience some of the different prevention and treatment methods that were used during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. Explore Philadelphia’s gruesome history of infection and inoculation on a Bloodletting & Burials walking tour by Once Upon A Nation and interact with ghastly figures from the 18th century. End the night with exclusive access to the Hill-Physick House and view medical and surgical tools that were invented and used by Dr. Physick.

Refreshments, including alcoholic beverages, will be served at the American Philosophical Society and the Hill-Physick House.

A limited number of tickets are available for this guided, evening program that includes after-hours access to two historic sites, drinks and snacks at each location, and a guided walking tour through the historic neighborhood.

Proceeds benefit the participating nonprofit organizations – the American Philosophical Society, Historic Philadelphia, Inc. and Once Upon A Nation, and the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Drinks and Dread is open to guests aged 21 and over with photo ID.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about Drinks and Dread should be sent to Events.PHNC@gmail.com.

Please DO NOT contact the individual sites participating in the program with questions.