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.
- 293 Ratings
Should’ve been dressed in period costume, as we noticed other groups while we were on the tour.
The tour guide was animated and fun, but was sometimes difficult to understand. It would be helpful if he slowed down and annunciated his words better.
The tour guide was very entertaining. He was difficult to understand at times when he was trying to do a certain creepy voice but nonetheless made a very rainy tour fun.
The tour itself was excellent, but the drunk idiots talking the whole time really hurt the whole experience. I know that’s not anybody’s fault but said drunk idiots, but...
I found the tour interesting but i was under the impression we would be entering the sites instead of just standing outside the gate of each site
Very interesting tour and I learned a lot about the history of Philly.
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.