The Sins of Our Forefathers
Did you know it is said some of our most prominent Founding Fathers have never left Philadelphia? A city so full of human energy and emotion is bound to be haunted.
A past full of rebellion and tragedy marks Philadelphia as much as its hallowed legacy as one of the country's oldest and most significant historical cities. From a yellow fever epidemic that nearly decimated the town to the untimely deaths of some of our famous Founding Fathers, the specter of death hangs over the City of Brotherly Love as fiercely as its legacy of independence and patriotism.
"My husband and I have taken this tour twice already! Both of us swear we saw the shadows move!"
What is the Philly Ghosts: Phantoms of Philadelphia Ghost Tour About?
Based on meticulous historic research and legendary anecdotes, our Philly Ghost Tour is like no other experience in the city. Immerse yourself in the evening chill as expert local guides take you for a hair-raising tour of the oldest part of this historic town. From centuries-old cobblestone streets where statues are said to dance, to the disembodied cries of despair from children in mourning, you will explore the shadows of Philadelphia's tragedies and terrors.
What You Will See On This Tour:
Our tour will take you on an eerie mile of Philadelphia's most haunted locations, including:
- The heartbreaking wails at Old St. Joseph's Church
- The shadow man of the Bishop White House
- The founding father of the American Philosophical Library
- The benign apparitions at St. Mary's Church and Cemetery
- And so much more...
Professional storytellers will share spine-tingling tales of Philadelphia's hauntings that will fascinate you with a very different side of this illustrious city. Ghostly encounters, unexplained events, and stories of tragedy and terror are as much a part of Philadelphia's legacy as its patriotic fervor, early governmental intrigue, and significant historical locations.
Join us to explore the dark side of Philadelphia, where former residents- both prominent and forgotten- still walk the ancient streets.
"All houses in which men have lived and suffered and died are haunted houses."
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Meeting point address: “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”: Washington Square at 217 W Washington Square
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
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February 3rd 2024
"The guide was great, Knowledgeable and very friendly. I was a little disappointed though because I f ... "
January 29th 2024
"Fun time and family friendly!"
January 2nd 2024
"Great tour great tour guide, lot of cool information and stories"
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This tour is a walking tour.