Tours run rain or shine. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, including walking shoes or sneakers.
Nighttime 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
Tours may be rescheduled for a $5 rebooking fee per ticket.
- 152 Ratings
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.
we had to leave to find a bathroom so missed half hour of it. I really liked what we heard though
Wonderful time. Thank you Travis. I think you could increase business by working on your publicity. It could be a little more polished.
Our guide, Travis, kept it fun and interesting. This tour had just the right mix of history and stories that brought it to life. I'd recommend taking this tour before you visit any sites because I learned other things that interested me!
Walk and guide were very nice. Stories would benefit from more details.
Tour wasn't scary, more informative. Travis was our tour guide. Very nice, very enthusiastic. Got to see and learn about a few buildings. Not bad. Just wear sneakers for the tour. It can be a little long.
Was informative. Fun facts with a morbid side of history
Fascinating history lesson as well as identified ghost sightings. Tour guide was good, answered questions and told the stories with panache.
- John Brennan
I've lived in the area my whole life and still learned some interesting things on the tour. The guide was great. Friendly and knowledgeable with some humor thrown in.
We enjoyed the trivia learned on the walk which was guided by Sam. He was a very nice guy on his 'Maiden Tour' and we wish him the best! It would have been nice if the gates to the sites which we visited were accessible, but they were locked for the most part. Wouldn't it be cool for the audience if you could gain access privately for a small increase in the Tour Rate, perhaps payable to the Site Owners? The reason we were SOMEWHAT is, we were the only foursome on the tour. It would have been nice to have others to collaborate with..... Overall: Very Nice Tour!
The sights that we saw during the tour were interesting, however, the ghost or spirit explanations were a little shallow.
We did a Grim Philly tour and I feel it was better. The guide was pleasant, but didn't really have much further knowledge other than her rehearsed speall. Walked too fast also.
Fun experience with a knowledgeable tour guide.
The tour was very enjoyable! Not quite what I expected when I signed up to go on a ghost tour, however. Our guide was wonderful-she was funny, engaging and very informative. I learned a lot about the history of Philadelphia and was very happy with that. The only thing was that it wasn't really a "ghost tour" which was more what we were looking for- I think more of a blend of the historical with the "ghost" aspect would have been better. But still we were very happy, and enjoyed ourselves a lot.