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Philadelphia: Old City Ghosts Walking Tour

Philadelphia: Old City Ghosts Walking Tour

From US$ 23.17 per person

Stroll through Philadelphia's haunted Old City and hear about hundreds of years of ghastly stories. Discover an eerie past of paranormal sightings and untimely deaths that lie ehind the old brick buildings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Find out the real reason the Liberty Bell cracked
  • Learn why the ghost of one of the Founding Fathers is said to dance in the street at night
  • Tour through Philadelphia’s haunted Old City
  • Hear the history behind each haunted location from a professional guide
Full description
Journey through the haunted streets of Philadelphia's Old City on this tour led by professional and courteous tour guides. Benefit from intensely researched stories and documented accounts of historic hauntings. “Old City” refers to the area of Philadelphia that was first established as a colony, an area that saw much strife, war, and hardship as the newly formed America fought for its independence. Hear the story of Benjamin Franklin's ghost that haunts Independence Hall, a place where one of the Founding Fathers undoubtedly spent many days. Learn of the story of the wife who became jealous from beyond the grave. This tour also takes you by some of the city's most haunted cemeteries, home to victims of yellow fever, naval captains, First Wives, and more.
  • Ghosts walking tour
  • Professional and courteous tour guides
  • Intensely researched true stories of haunted history
  • Documented accounts of historic hauntings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

All tours meet in front of the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” monument located on Washington Square at 217 W Washington Square. The monument is just to the west of the square’s center and features a statue of George Washington in front of a concrete wall inscribed with writing. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour's start time.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Tours run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the evening's weather
  • This is a family-friendly tour, suitable for all ages
  • As part of COVID-19 guidelines, please maintain 6 feet/2 meters of distance between your tour guide and other parties in the group as best you can
Customer reviews

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June 6, 2021

We enjoyed our old city ghosts tour. Our guided provided great historical information surrounding each of our stops.

October 4, 2021

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