2-Hour Grim Philly Ghost Tour

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Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Ghosts, witches, demons, evil magic, and werewolves have spellbound horror writers but are rooted in something very real. Philadelphia ghost stories and spooky fall lore are discussed within a wider historical context of supernatural and folkloric cultural diffusion; and Halloween season lore, in particular. Are vampires real? How do we expel demonic possession and ghosts? Is all magic maleficium? This tour is as scholarly as it is creepy. No minimum age. Available only October 2022. Give our Exorcism and Halloween episodes a listen free on Grim Philly Podcast; then come to our Philly ghost tour for more, and in person.

Itinerary

Not your typical Liberty Bell, this Dark Philly Adult Night Tour nonetheless traverses the path's of our Founding Fathers and doubles as a historical and sightseeing tour that includes mature-audience content and ghost stories. We walk directly up to The Liberty Bell and will discuss its history, damage, and significance in American history and as an icon of These United States.
Independence Hall where the Declaration and Constitution were signed sits directly across the street from a known brothel and den of iniquity in where statesman and sports alike were known to frequent. Contextualizing debates for independence, the war, and founding of The United States with baser urges, philandering, and the sex industry in 1776 is what you will here in this location.
The home lived in by George Washington, John Adams, (and Benedict Arnold) was not always revered the way it is today. Contextualized on this site will be the presidencies and military governorship occurring on this spot, along with darker histories of the location both during and after the revolutionary period; including the significance of archaeological excavations to the revelations.
Significant for the inaugurations two American President's and early debates of our young nation while Philadelphia was America's capital...information on this site will flesh out the darker aspects of those men who sat in congress and senate here. We have a daytime tour exploring the rosier side of our founders. This tour is not that. And explores the darker side of America's founding by imperfect men, flawed and motivated (on occasion) by self-interest and lust.
Thousands of American Traitors were executed here by the British Crowne and buried in mass graves on this site. We visit them, contextualize the suffering, and retell the ghost stories and haunted lore here.
Walnut Street PRISON will be visited here.
Haunted tales of ghosts will be told here at this site which dates back to the colonial era.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON'S HOME site where he lived here in Philadelphia will be visited along with the Merchants Exchange Building which sites across the street. We discuss here less known facets of The Founder's personality, his often troubling relations with other Founding Fathers, and the affairs in which he engaged.
Haunted tales and ghost stories will be told about this bank which was pushed for by Alexander Hamilton
Tales of ghosts and duels will be told here at this site which was pushed for by Alexander Hamilton
Founded by Benjamin Franklin and home to University of Pennsylvania surgical students; we retell the haunting history of the location including ghost lore of the structure. Grave robbery and bizarre medical practices of the eighteenth century also are explored.
Home of future first lady Dolly Madison
Tales of yellow fever and apparitions

Inclusions

Liberty Bell, Hamilton; Abundant Sightseeing
Halloween Season Spooky Lore
History or Folklore Professor
Ghost Stories - Haunted Histories

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.