Philadelphia Dark History Night Tour for Adults


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

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Begin your haunted Philly tour outside the Independence Visitor Center where you meet your guide, a professor of history or folklore.
This adult night tour reveals the R-rated histories and haunted tales of the city's past and explores historical sites such as The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, delving into the illicit and ghostly stories intertwined with America's founding.
Visit notable locations like The President's House and Walnut Street Prison, unearthing stories of brothels, executions, and supernatural occurrences. The tour culminates at Alexander Hamilton's former home site—the Merchant Exchange Building—offering insights into the founder's complex personality and interactions with fellow Founding Fathers.


Discover the dark side of Philadelphia during a night tour for adults
Uncover Philly’s darkest secrets, from sexcapades to torture and executions
Hear spooky stories of haunted attractions and pirate ghost ships
A fun way to spend a night out in Philly


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


R-Rated Histories, Sex in 1776, Ghost Stories
Liberty Bell, Hamilton; Abundant Sightseeing
History or Folklore Professor; or Teacher


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

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

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.