Philadelphia Old City Ghost Stories and History Walking Tour


Free cancellation

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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Every step in Philadelphia’s Old City is alive with history—and with frights. On this spooky, after-dark ghost tour, you’ll learn the stories and secrets behind one of the country’s oldest residential neighborhoods, including tales of hauntings and unexplained happenings. As you go, you’ll also discover top Philadelphia landmarks, from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to the American Philosophical Society Museum and the First Bank of the United States.


Step back in time when you explore the streets (and ghosts) of Old City
See a new side of Philadelphia on this after-dark excursion
Learn all about the city’s spookiest happenings from your guide
Get a crash course in early American history as you explore


Hear about the spirits of the more than 2,000 Revolutionary War soldiers whose final resting place is beneath Washington Square.
View the Georgian architecture of Independence Hall and hear stories of the ghosts of one of our Founding Fathers who spent a lot of time inside Independence Hall and apparently never left.
Learn about the supposed curse on one of America's symbols of freedom.
Learn about the Library founded by Benjamin Franklin that he has only been able to visit in death.
Hear about the ghost of Alexander Hamilton, who haunted the bank he helped create after leaving his wife with massive debts.
Learn about one of Philadelphia's most respected clergymen and his family's tragic experiences in this very house.
Hear the tale of acts of jealousy from beyond the grave.
Hear about the Patrick, lost at sea, who comes to try to bring some peace to his brother, who was distressed by his loss.


Documented accounts of historic hauntings
Professional and Courteous Guides
Intensely researched true stories of history


Food & Drink
Motorized Transportation

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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.