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Dark Philly Adult Night Tour
See the dark side of Philly during this adult night tour developed by a local university professor. Not for the faint of heart, this tour uncovers Philadelphia’s R-rated sites and stories, from vampires, pirate ghost ships, and haunted attractions to torture, executions, and the red light district. You'll also visit historical attractions and see the sights illuminated at night. This tour is not suitable for children.
Philly Ghosts: Phantoms of Philadelphia Tour
Every step in Philadelphia’s Old City is alive with history—and with frights. On this spooky, after-dark ghost tour, you’ll learn the stories and secrets behind one of the country’s oldest residential neighborhoods, including tales of hauntings and unexplained happenings. As you go, you’ll also discover top Philadelphia landmarks, from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to the American Philosophical Society Museum and the First Bank of the United States.
The Ghosts of Philadelphia Tour
See some of Philadelphia’s great historic landmarks, learn some serious history, and get spooked during this walking tour of the city’s ghosts. A fun and family-friendly way to tour Old City, the tour will take you to Independence Hall, the Bishop White House, and the American Philosophical Society Museum, where you’ll learn what old Benjamin Franklin’s spirit has been up to.
Haunted Philadelphia: Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour
Dare to visit more than 20 of Philadelphia’s scariest sites on this ghoulish 75-minute, outdoor walking adventure. From the legendary ghosts of Independence Hall to the paranormal on Pine Street, this Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour explores Philadelphia’s haunted facts and folklore. Experience the city’s monuments by moonlight and listen to spooky stories. Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City and see famous film locations from big screen thrillers ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘National Treasure.’
Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight
Philadelphia is one of the country’s oldest cities—and its centuries of history also include plenty of ghost tales, spooky stories, and other macabre myths and legends. Meet your costumed guide in Center City, and explore Philadelphia’s historical landmarks after dark. You’ll see the highlights of Old City, Society Hill, and Independence National Historical Park, and will also hear tales of hidden burial grounds, haunted houses, and other dark secrets.
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Discover the birthplace of America on this guided walking tour through the country’s most historic area in Philadelphia. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Independence National Historical Park and more than 20 other historic sites on this 1.25-mile trek, including the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and many more.
Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Uncover Philadelphia’s dark past, and visit some of its most famous landmarks besides, on this macabre, small-group walking tour of Center City. Meet your guide (a college professor or trained historian), and set off to sights ranging from Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley to Christ Church and beyond. As you go, listen to ghost stories, legends about famous serial killers, and other spooky tales. The tour concludes with a beverage or moonshine sample.
Founding Phantoms Adult's Only Walking Tour
Gain some haunting new insights on the Founding Fathers and American history on this adults-only ghost tour of Philadelphia. You’ll learn the dark truth behind one of the oldest public hospitals in America and visit a historic home rumored to be the most haunted building in Philly. You’ll also pay a visit to the First Bank of the United States, said to be haunted by the ghost of Alexander Hamilton.
Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Walk in the footsteps of America's founding fathers on this walking tour of Philadelphia's Old City. Visit important landmarks such as Christ Church, the Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters' Hall, and Independence Hall as your guide narrates local history.
Haunted Pub Crawl
Embark on a pub crawl with a twist when you visit Philadelphia’s spookiest landmarks and drinking dens. Pick from several convenient departure times, and meet your guide in the heart of Center City. With just a small group for company, you’ll follow your guide to centuries-old cemeteries, macabre colonial landmarks, and other eerie attractions. Then, continue onward to three supposedly haunted bars and taverns, where you’ll enjoy drink samples, snacks, and prize giveaways.
Ghosts of Philadelphia: Haunted Exploration Game
Learn all about the most spooky and macabre moments from Philadelphia’s long history—and seek out the local landmarks that most visitors miss—on this self-guided smartphone scavenger hunt and walking tour. Upon booking, download the app and start the excursion at a time that works best for you. As you go, spot creepy landmarks like Edgar Allan Poe’s house, Eastern State Penitentiary, and more.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Philly Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl
Soak up the history in Philadelphia’s atmospheric Old City neighborhood—and discover its spooky side as you go—on this haunted pub crawl. Meet your guide in the evening at your first stop, and set off on foot. You’ll visit four historic taverns (and will have the option to purchase your own drinks), and will learn about their spooky histories. You’ll also glimpse many area highlights as you go.
2-Hour Grim Philly Ghost Tour
Ghosts, witches, demons, evil magic, and werewolves have spellbound horror writers but are rooted in something very real. Philadelphia ghost stories and spooky fall lore are discussed within a wider historical context of supernatural and folkloric cultural diffusion; and Halloween season lore, in particular. Are vampires real? How do we expel demonic possession and ghosts? Is all magic maleficium? This tour is as scholarly as it is creepy. No minimum age. Available only October 2022. Give our Exorcism and Halloween episodes a listen free on Grim Philly Podcast; then come to our Philly ghost tour for more, and in person.
"Bad Things Happen In Philadelphia" True Crime Evening Trolley Tour
Our guide will take you through the history and sites of true crime in Philly on this BYOB, 21+ trolley tour. Along with entertaining and chilling stories of Philadelphia's sordid history, guests will experience live musical performances on the trolley from some of the most talented artists in the city.
What people are saying about Ghost Tours in Philadelphia
Dark Philly Adult Night Tour"We had a very fun time with Joseph. He was full of quirky fun facts. Definitely planning a day tour now."..."
Philly Ghosts: Phantoms of Philadelphia Tour"We loved the tour and expertise of the guide. Lots of spooky stories, historical information, and personal experiences. Highly recommend!"..."
The Ghosts of Philadelphia Tour"We truly enjoyed Clare’s presentation and tour. She kept mine and my two grandsons engaged throughout."..."
Haunted Philadelphia: Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour"Our guide was very informative and interactive with our group. It was enjoyed by our group of 7, which included children and adults."..."
Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight"My daughter and I enjoyed The Ghost Tour in Philadelphia on our first evening here. Jabbar was a very good storyteller and offered a lot of interesting information. We were well entertained."..."
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia"We learned a lot and our guide was very nice, knowledgeable and fun!! It was a nice experience!! Cccccccccccccccccccccc"..."
Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia"Loved the stories! Great guide. After the tour though, the spam to get us to fill out a review is very annoying. In fact it looks like there's a minimum character count, so here are all my thoughts :)"..."
Founding Phantoms Adult's Only Walking Tour"My husband and I were the only ones on the tour and we had such a great time with Aylish! He was professional AND personable! We got to learn some of the dark historical parts of Philly, and had some laughs along the way! Highly recommend Aylish’s tour!"..."
Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia"Our tour guide Jay was excellent. He was a wealth of knowledge, very enthusiastic, lots of jokes. He made history come to life for us."..."
Haunted Pub Crawl"We had a great time what more could you ask for candy, booze and educational experience with Ted the teacher he was was awesome! We learned a lot on are tour. We highly recommend this tour. If you don’t like swearing this is not for you it is an adult only tour."..."
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