For $8, today’s side deal gets you a ticket to the 75-minute Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour (a $17.50 value for adults, $12.50 for children). Tours, which meet at Così Restaurant on the corner of 4th and Chestnut Streets, run daily in October at 7:30 p.m. A 9:30 p.m. tour runs on Thursdays and on Halloween, along with additional tours on Sundays at 6 p.m. This Groupon is not valid on October 9, 15-16, 22-23, or 29-30.
The Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour takes thrill-seekers on a walking tour of more than 20 scary sites and haunted hangouts around Philadelphia. You’ll roam cobblestone streets by the light of glow sticks, which repel disturbed spirits and attract ravers. Guides relate the bone-chilling histories of Edgar Allan Poe, Philly's own Master of the Macabre, and Leo Callahan, a 1923 escapee from Eastern State Penitentiary. Your ears and spine will tingle with tales about the patriotic ghosts of Independence Hall, the spirited spirits of Carpenters' Hall, the paranormal happenings on Pine Street, and the mysterious beat-boxing statue of Ben Franklin at Library Hall. Fix eyeballs on the city's old Hollywood haunts, including sites from The Sixth Sense. The tour will also tread the hallowed, haunted grounds of Holy Trinity Church, St. Mary's Church and Cemetery, and the Liberty Bell. Reservations are highly recommended.
While online reviews for the Sprits of ’76 Ghost Tour are still growing, The Guardian (UK), The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, and the Daily Times featured or mentioned it. Four Insider Pagers give it an average of four stars, and more than 300 Facebookers are fans:
- This family-friendly tour is fun for all ages, plus each guest will receive a free glow stick which can be used to attract ghosts or ward them off. – Daily Times
- After dark in the historic Library Hall in Philadelphia, the statue of Benjamin Franklin is said to quiver and dance. 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
Center City East
325 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106Get Directions