Philadelphia, the birthplace of America, contains some of the most historic and haunted buildings in the United States. Learn more about the city’s past and paranormal encounters on a ghost tour. There are at least three options for you to try:
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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia’s most haunted locations are on the schedule for this candlelit walking tour. In 2013, Budget Travel Magazine called this tour one of the 15 Places Your Kids Should See Before 15. Clocking in at about 90 minutes, these tours take guests to sites steeped in history both educational and eerie. Adults are $17 and children 4 to 12 are $10. Tours depart from Signers Garden at 5th and Chestnut. Group and private tours are available.
Grim Philly Twilight Tours - Philadelphia, PA
All things dark and sinister in Philadelphia are on the grisly menu for those brave enough to take the tours offered by Grim Philly Twilight Tours. With a variety of tours covering a myriad of topics, no patron will have a lack of choices for their bloody, historical education. Philadelphia residents voted this the best city tour in 2013 for PHL17’s Philly HOT LIST awards. Prices and tour running times are dependent on the tour, or tours, chosen. Their Vampires, Sex and Ghosts! Tour was featured on The Layover, Anthony Bourdain’s television series on the Travel Channel. It costs $19.99 per person and departs from Independence Visitor Center. Other tours include Serial Killers, Blood & Beer!; Grim Philly’s Riverboat Cruise Pirates, Rum Runners, and the Jersey Devil Riverboat; and a variety of seasonal events.
Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour - Philadelphia, PA
They say this tour is one part history and two part haunts. Developed by the same group that did the popular Constitutional Walking Tour in Philly, that makes sense. Are you ready to explore haunted Philadelphia? Boasting stops at over twenty historic locations, it takes guests through the history and haunted locations of one of America’s most influential cities. Stops include Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Washington Square Park, various churches and cemeteries, and the Second Bank of the United States. Learn about the only prisoner to escape from Eastern State Penitentiary, the dancing statute of Benjamin Franklin, and some of the folklore of Edgar Allan Poe when he lived in the city. You will also see film locations from some of the nation’s most popular movies, including the Sixth Sense, National Treasure and Shooter. Tours meet at Mrs. K’s Koffee Shop at 325 Chestnut Street in Old City. Everyone gets a free glow stick. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes. Tickets are $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children. Tickets available for purchase online. Private and group tours are available year round.