Nighttime Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour of Historic Philadelphia
Combining history and haunt, witness Philadelphia's spookier side as you visit over 20 unique historic locations, and experience Philly's monuments by moonlight.
What You Will Do
- Hear chilling tales about the Master of the Macabre and Edgar Allan Poe, who used to reside in Philadelphia, and Leo Callahan, the only prisoner to escape from Eastern State Penitentiary, never to be captured
- Learn about the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall and the spirits of Carpenters' Hall from terrifying first-person encounters
- Glimpse famous film locations from silver screen thrillers such as The Sixth Sense, Shooter and National Treasure
- Tour Historic Philadelphia by glowstick, adding an extra eerie element to the tour
- 2 hour guided ghost tour of Historic Philadelphia
- A glowstick to light the way
- Choice of regular or combo ticket
Guests have the option to choose between a regular or combo ticket, which gives you access to the Constitutional Walking Tour in addition to the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour. Tours run rain or shine. Please wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, including walking shoes or sneakers.
Tours may be rescheduled for a $5 rebooking fee per ticket.
- 258 Ratings
Super fun! I learned a lot about Philadelphia history that I did not know and it was a great walking tour.
Really enjoyed the walk and history. Our guide was good but a little too dramatic. When he would put on his accent and try to sound scary he was totally intelligible- couldn’t understand a word he said. That detracted from the tour. I would recommend the same tour, and even same guide as long as he just spoke in a normal voice. It was distracting to his entire audience ( I think he may have been trying to do it for the children but I don’t think they cared)
Tour guide was hard to understand at times but was all around energetic and knowledgeable. Would recommend!
The tour was great and so was Abby. Was hoping for .ore intriguing than history.
It was not dark enough
Our guide was fun and knowledgeable!
More historic than ghostly, but that's more than ok, I am a long time Philly resident and always love to learn new historical events. And we visited some of my old haunts along the way.
I enjoyed the tour. I appreciated our tour guide's performance. He did a good job of including pop culture with history. At times, I found the stories a bit difficult to follow.
Our tour guide was fantastic had to the tour fir just me and my husband. Brought us to some pretty cool places and learned a lot of info about tose areas.
Janelle was very engaging, knowledgeable on the stories and history and very entertaining.
Tour guide was very engaging and a great storyteller. Enjoyed the walk and history tour. Not as "spooky" as some other ghost tours I have attended.
The tour was great, very informative and fun for myself and my friends. We all enjoyed ourselves very much and our tour guide, Travis was wonderful. Lots of history, lots of haunts (and a lot of wind and some cold rain) made for a great night out!
It was cute and family friendly. Would have loved more historical facts if time allowed. Our tour guide was fun and did a great job
Difficult to hear the guide with all the traffic and when one of the people I was with had to use the restroom we were not allowed back on the tour all because we had to step off for a few minutes.
Too large of a tour group, had trouble hearing tour guide at times
Great nite, lovely walk, interesting history. Ghost stuff was a bit hokey, but I would recommend it.
what I enjoyed most about this tour was walking through the residential areas with the beautiful row homes. While the ghost stories weren't scary, they were interesting and our guide, Kate, was very engaging and informative. They were very accommodating as well, when I requested to change the time of my tour. I purchased tickets through Groupon and the price was more than fair.
we had to leave to find a bathroom so missed half hour of it. I really liked what we heard though