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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Chris D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Lots of fun. Went with a family group and Brittany guide was energetic and entertaining. Very unique way to see the Historical district from a unique perspective.

slemma2000

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our guide was great. She really brought Philly's past alive. THANKS!

Tisha L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved loved this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable! Pretty spooky, and I have to admit gave me chill bumps a couple of times. I'm still trying to figure out how Dustin can walk backwards, point out buildings, and tell stories all while not tripping or running into things.....very impressive. He was awesome and I would recommend this tour highly.

Kristin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! It had just the right mix of history and hauntings, and our guide did a very good job.

Stephanie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fun tour! Our guide, Brittany, was entertaining and informative. We got to see some cool sights and hear some of the other side of both Philly and US history. It was definitely a different spin on a typical walking tour, but I'd probably change the title--there wasn't much going on in the ghost and vampire area, but a good time nonetheless.

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.

johnhines23

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

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