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.
Step back in time when you explore the streets (and ghosts) of Old City
See a new side of Philadelphia on this after-dark excursion
Learn all about the city’s spookiest happenings from your guide
Get a crash course in early American history as you explore
Professional and Courteous Guides
Intensely researched true stories of history
Documented accounts of historic hauntings
Food & Drink
Meeting And Pickup
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
217-231 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is just to the west of the center of the square.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Interesting evening activity
Stacy_S, Mar 2023
Meeting our tour guide, Casey,& hearing his interesting stories about Philadelphia’s specters. Lots of bodies buried here & many ghosts sticking around. The tour was only an hour (not the 2 hours described) and was very walkable. Casey was great!
Not worth it, less than amateur!
Shea_M, Mar 2023
We expected a professional ghost/history experience.
The meeting location was confusing. The guide looked homeless with torn shoes/clothes.
He was somewhat knowledgeable, but not expert.
I expected a much more organized & entertaining tour with my family.
Extremely disappointed & im tempted to ask for a refund due to it being a horrible waste of our time.
Had a very great time
Joel_B, Jan 2023
Our tour guide was amazing. Claire was very informative. We love history so it was very interesting. But honestly wasn’t as scary as I was expecting. Still would recommend to others.
Great history and instant...
Anurag_H, Dec 2022
Great history and instant insights the guy was very knowledgeable, helpful instructive we learned so much about history throughout Philadelphia during the revolutionary days
Not worth the time
Katherine_P, Nov 2022
- Couldn’t hear his voice since he didn’t project
- Spoke as though trying to remember lines from a script
- Stories weren’t spooky
Steve_T, Oct 2022
Very knowledgeable guide!! Made the tour memorable! Made the time fly by! A must do if you’re in Philadelphia
Our tour guide, Zoe, was...
Brenda_K, Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Zoe, was incredibly funny and charismatic and made all the long walks and stops enjoyable.
Informative tour, would...
Lisa_B, Oct 2022
Informative tour, would like to have been longer (was less then an hour).
Tour guide was nice could have talked a little louder (hard to hear with the traffic in the streets).
Great must do tour
Laura_D, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Millie was such a great story teller!! She made the tour fun and interesting. She was very knowledgeable about the history and got everyone involved A++
Philly with a Spooky Twist
Gail_J, Oct 2022
Enjoyed a great tour of Philly’s historical sights, with a ghostly twist. Steve ushered us around on a chilly night with deep knowledge of the history of 18th C Philly and reports of those figures from the past who are reported to still be in attendance. Fun, informative and a little bit spooky. A great way to spend a few hours, learn a lot, and get a few spooky thrills. Highly recommend.
We loved Zoe’s enthusiasm...
Mindy_H, Oct 2022
We loved Zoe’s enthusiasm in telling the stories and history during the tour. We definitely recommend!
Joe_D, Sept 2022
Story update part II. ~ Oddly, Zoey had given us her business card; when we looked for it later, there was no card to be found! Hmmm....Maybe she was a ghost herself!? Anything is possible, we suppose! Lastly, we were not booking the extended trip, but somehow we automatically were categorized for such. All taken a de-fright-ful night! Stay in touch. Go Drexel!
Philly Ghost tour
Troy_P, Sept 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable, took his time to explain the history of the sites and very personable. The nuances of each site and the background behind the potential ghosts was fascinating.
Fun night out
Laura_A, Sept 2022
Interesting historical stories. Tour guides were animated and energetic. Lots of walking through beautiful old city.
A wonderful tour in an amazing historic city. Highly recommend!!!
Cynthia_G, Sept 2022
Our tour guide Zoey was fantastic! Friendly, knowledgeable & funny. Almost like taking a tour with a friend. Took time to answer questions & was super kind to a little girl on the tour.
Very informative and fun storytelling
Kimberlin_F, Sept 2022
I am a history buff and my son is starting to get interested, so this tour was great for us. We enjoyed hearing the background of the important buildings, as well as the "sightings" that have been observed! We didn't get the pleasure of seeing any ghosts on this tour but we still enjoyed it very much!
Fun Filled Philadelphia Night
Elizabeth_G, Aug 2022
The night was filled with laughs and we enjoyed learning more about all the ghost that are still living in our Philadelphia city! Zoe our tour guide was extremely vibrant and sweet! Definitely planning on doing it again!
Worth the walk.
Don_F, Aug 2022
Millie was fun, knowledgeable, and a great lead. My kids especially enjoyed the historical references.
Alexis_F, Aug 2022
The tour guide made it enjoyable, was very animated and funny. Would definitely take another of these tours.
Thunderstorm Made Evening Scarier
Rick_W, July 2022
Steve explained how political parties were first formed In front of first national bank. He also guided us through a rainstorm. Steve is a good story teller.