Philadelphia Ghost Tours – Haunted History

Philadelphia may be the Cradle of Liberty, but it’s also a city spooked by true ghastly stories of the city that inspired Edgar Allen Poe to write “The Murders of Rue Morgue” and “The Raven.” A city frightening enough to contain Bram Stoker’s research for “Dracula” and inspire David Lynch’s “Eraserhead.”

Join Free Tours by Foot for a 2 hour exploration of the haunted history of the nation’s most historic city and hear accounts of love lured specters, tormented souls of war, traitors and the sorrowful woes of the repentant dead. Possible sightings of desecrating German Soldiers, tragic Edgar Allen Poe, and Bishop White’s murderous cook, maybe even a dancing Ben Franklin!

Sights we cover on the tour:

  • Betsy Ross House
  • Independence Hall
  • Powell House
  • City Tavern
  • Carpenter’s Hall
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Washington Square
  • Dr. Physick’s House
  • Bishop White House
  • Walnut Street Theater
  • and much more…

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: OUTSIDE at 239 Arch St. on the sidewalk in front of Betsy Ross House.

End: The tour will end at the Walnut Street Theater at 9th and Walnut Street. Look for your guide in dark clothing with a sign showing the Free Tours by Foot logo.

Duration:Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6k).

When: Our ghost tour returns in late May 2017.  Please check our full tour calendar for the most up to date information for its relaunch. Book a Private Ghost Tour!

Holders of the Philadelphia Pass can take a nightly ghost tour for free.  Viator also offers several nightly ghost tours.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.