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Discover the dark secrets of America's most historic and haunted city, Philadelphia, on this 2-hour, guided walking tour. This adults-only, candlelight voyage through the back streets and alleys of Independence Park, Society Hill, and the Old City District, is a Philadelphia rarely seen, one where tales of ghostly spirits, haunted houses, and ghastly graveyards lurk in the night. This is no old wives’ tale, however. It’s based on more than a year of research by a university professor. Believe it, these are the scariest parts of Philadelphia’s history.


  • Night walking tour focusing on the seediest, spookiest parts of Philadelphia's history
  • See Independence Hall, the Library of Congress and other major historical sites
  • Hear about vampires, pirates, ghosts, executions and sex scandals on this adults-only tour
  • Tour based on more than a year of research by a university professor

What You Can Expect

Philadelphia Ghost and Vampire Tour

Ghost and Vampire Tour

Philadelphia is one of the most haunted cities in the country. After all, there are literally hundreds of cemeteries buried beneath it, like in Congo Square, where thousands of bodies lie in unmarked graves.

Listen closely as a university professor leads the way on this terrifying twilight tour.Beginning with a slew of traditional stories from the nation’s Founding Fathers at Independence Hall, the Library of Congress and two dozen other historical sights, this adults-only voyage dares to wander where others won’t — into the darkest parts of the city. Visit whipping posts, gallows and the red light district, with tales of mass burials, executions and public slave auctions. It’s not for the faint of heart.

The stories seemingly never end. Pirate ghost ships on the Delaware River. The haunting of the City Tavern. The 19th century riots. Edgar Allen Poe. Learn about the people, the places and all the dark corners of the city’s hidden past on this unforgettable Philadelphia ghost tour.

Customer Reviews

Rosy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a fun way to see the city! Our guide was a grad student and she was informative and fun, she really new her Philadelphia history! Really a great time! I would highly recommend it!

Larry V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Guide was excellent - good information, good interactive skill personality. Would recommend to others.

Duncan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Good tour. Well worth the time spent on less publicized Philadelphia history.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Barnes Foundation, Mutter Museum, Ghost Tour, Independence Hall, City Tavern, ...All great!

Derrick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a wonderful and enlightening tour with with a great guide

Christine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our Guide had a great voice to project. We were a group of 12 which was perfect. We encouraged her to let us sit down at some sites while she talked. Very historic area- helpful getting buses back to our hotel. Interesting facts shared- not too ghosty but old history of Philadelphia.

Luis V

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Not as great as the Philadelphia Cemetery and Urban History Tour but fun none the less


4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

The tour was very good. The tour guide Brittany was fantastic! She knew so much history and was very animated and really held our attention! We saw so many great sights and heard stories from throughout history of everything that is Philadelphia! Awesome tour! Would surely recommend this tour and guide to everyone!

Phyllis L

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

A good tour, not as exciting as other tours I have taken

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