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Today's side deal gets you and a frightened friend a pair of tickets to the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour for $17. Tickets are normally $17.50 for adults, so today's two-for-less-than-one deal is the perfect chance to scare your straight-laced sister or give your fearless insurance agent a fright. As you slither through the streets, trembling at stories of the dead who won't stay dead, wave your free glow-stick souvenir to ward off the bushes, branches, and wrought-iron fences that seem to become claws and faces in the shadowy night.
For 75 bone-chilling minutes, you'll creep through the cobblestoned streets of history, visiting the historical haunts of America's founding fathers and listening to gothic tales of the master of gothic tales, Edgar Allan Poe, whose spirit is said to roam the streets of the Dojo District to this day. The moonlit faces of your fellow night stalkers will turn ghostly white as your eerily knowledgeable tour guide recounts the devilish dance of Ben Franklin's statue. You'll visit more than 20 bewitched sites, including three cemeteries ripe with old souls in search of mischief. Snuggle up to your scared sweetheart and channel the patriotic spirits to ward off the witch of Pine Street—you may need to wear comfortable shoes to escape her wicked clutches.
Meet your terrifying tour guide at Cosi Restaurant, on the corner of 4th and Chestnut. October tours leave daily at 7:30 p.m. You can get your spook on even later Thursday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m., or comfort yourself with daylight tours on Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m., and at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Skip the Halloween crowds and go for a chilling haunt Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. in November, or save your Groupon for a warm spring night of ghostly goodness.
Note: This Groupon is not valid on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31.
- Join this 75-minute walking tour of more than 20 sites in downtown Philadelphia, including haunted cemeteries and buildings like Independence Hall and Carpenters' Hall, and you may see one of America's founding fathers come back to life. – Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times
- Members of the tour will walk to more than 20 haunted locations throughout Philly, hearing ghost stories galore the whole way with only the moonlight (and streetlights) to guide them. – Katharine Gray, NBC Philadelphia