Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight

Philadelphia, United States

From USD 24.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • See a side of the city that many visitors miss when you explore after dark
  • Beat the crowds on this small-group tour of Philadelphia’s key landmarks
  • Explore Old City, Independence National Historical Park, and more
  • Learn about the city’s spooky myths and legends from your guide

What's Included

  • local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Signer's Garden
    434-498 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    The tour begins in Signers' Garden, which is a fenced in courtyard at the southeast corner of 5th St. and Chestnut St.

Start time

07:30 pm

End point

  • 138 S 2nd St
    138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

What To Expect

Independence Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Library Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Washington Square

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Powel House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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119 reviews
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Ghost tour
Rosemary_S, May 2023
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.
Great tour!
Kristen_H, Apr 2023
Our tour guide, Laurel, was great! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Pleasant, easy walk around the city. Highly recommend!
Philly Ghost Tour
Tony_T, Apr 2023
Beautiful evening enjoying the historical sites in Philadelphia. Our guide was a wonderful story teller! I’d highly recommend this tour.
Bee was very friendly and...
Mary_A, Mar 2023
Bee was very friendly and knowledgeable! We enjoyed our ghost tour very much!! We would recommend this tour to friends and family.
Different side of the story
Tammy_L, Mar 2023
Heather did a great job of walking us around the historic part of the city and telling stories you wouldn’t normally hear. I was with my 12 year old son. Not sure if she tamped down the spook level for us or not. It wasn’t spooky, just very interesting.
Tony_T, Oct 2022
Really fun and informative tour. Nice group, small setting. Loved the history tidbits. Guide was great.
Great experience
Tomasa_C, Sept 2022
I had such a good time. The company was entertaining and the tour guide was sublime. I'm looking forward to reading his book as soon as I can get his name. I'm not sure what it is but definitely interested in the book. 😁 So please help
Fun, informative night time stroll
Lisa_B, Sept 2022
Heather was an animated, knowledgeable tour guide. Loved the stories and walk past some great historical buildings.
Good tour. Guide was excellent. Would recommend.
Daniel_Y, Aug 2022
Historical places and good stories. Not gory. Suitable for kids. We had fun. It was a nice way to see the historic parts of Philly for our brief stay.
Just do it!
Matt_R, July 2022
B was an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable about where she was taking us and the history of the locations. The only downside side was that city tavern wasn’t included in the tour but that’s of no fault to B or the tour service.
Great family-friendly tour!
Jillian_S, July 2022
Great family-friendly tour, easy walk, great tour guide!! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for something unique to do in Philly!
Great time!
Jessica_L, July 2022
Our guide told great stories and was very engaging. He had a ton of great info… we enjoyed the night!
Storytelling needs some work
Amanda_B, May 2022
The guy was very animated and did a great job with trying to be suspenseful. My only advice would be that he tells better stories. I have been on ghost tours before & always take away some of the stories. Nothing really stood out to me. This was more about ghost and spirits then haunted tale stories which I prefer.
Funny Entertaining Informative
Hannah_F, May 2022
Our tour guide was so funny and knowledgeable, he kept us entertained the entire time and told us a lot of very interesting, lesser known facts about Philadelphia that you might not hear on other tours. He told ghost stories with sound effects, body movements, and inflection, and it was obvious that he was having as much fun as we were. He also made sure everyone on the tour was safe, helping us watch our step and to not stand too close to the edge of the sidewalk, and made sure everyone was able to keep up when changing locations.
We had a great guide and...
Pamela_B, May 2022
We had a great guide and loved the tour. Good ghost stories and some nice history lessons along the way.
I would like my money refunded
Stacey_O, Apr 2022
Unfortunately it was raining, lighting and thunderstorms…. The guide was nice but we had no cover and he didnt stop so we had to leave within the first 10mins Had the weather been different maybe it would be ok
Walking Ghost Tour DOES NOT go inside buildings
Masha_C, Apr 2022
We were expecting a ghost tour that takes you inside of old buildings. This was simply a walking tour. The terrible weather with rain and wind did not help. Our guide was very good and did an amazing job with all the issues. However, they should have definitely canceled the tour because there was thunder, rain, and wind. Many people including myself and my group left the tour and called Ubers.
Hear tour - our guide was a pro!
Molly_G, Apr 2022
The weather was terrible - rainy and stormy. However, our guide was a pro! He kept going and dealt with the distractions without breaking stride (we also had several disruptive people in our group). He handled everything beautifully and we had a great time!
The guide was very nice...
Margaret_D, Mar 2022
The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. It was very cold and we had hoped for more exciting ghost encounter stories, not just gross ones.
The walk through...
Lesley_Z, Nov 2021
The walk through beautiful areas and looking at all the homes . The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable

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