A haunted tour offers surprises around every turn, much like doing literally anything blindfolded. Delve into the darkness with this Groupon.
$17 for a 75-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two (Up to $35 Value)
Guides lead you down Old City's cobblestone streets while narrating ghost stories and sharing folklore detailing the darker side of Philadelphia's past. The tour includes stops at more than 20 sites, from Carpenters' Hall, a place beset with mysterious footprints, to the McCall School, a place with an eerie connection to Edgar Allan Poe's “The Tell-Tale Heart.” View the schedule for tour times.
Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour
Philadelphia’s historic cobblestone streets, landmarks, and old buildings can take on an eerie aura in the moonlight, the perfect backdrop for the guides of Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour to tell tales of the city’s dark past. Developed by historical experts at The Constitutional Walking Tour, the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour traverses Old City, stopping at more than 20 sites, such as the Physick House, Library Hall, and City Tavern. At these destinations, guides share stories that weave together a narrative of both reported hauntings and folklore. They tell tales of ghostly visitors that range from soldiers to historical figures such as John Barry, who constantly tries to explain to people who he was. Strolling past some of the city’s oldest cemeteries and graveyards, tourists may spot out-of-the-ordinary shapes, such as free-floating orbs.
“Great for kids!”
“Try to find a low volume time of year--we were the only ones on the tour and we got a lot of good information that we may not have gotten had we been with a big group.”