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Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

325 Chestnut Street (Cosi Restaurant), Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-525-1776
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Owner description: 1 Part History, 2 Parts Haunt! Take Philly’s Best Ghost Tour and get a free glow stick souvenir! Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear... more » Owner description: 1 Part History, 2 Parts Haunt! Take Philly’s Best Ghost Tour and get a free glow stick souvenir! Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear chilling stories about the Spirits of ‘76. Dare to visit more than 20 of “Philly’s Frights & Sights” on a 75 minute ghoulish outdoor walking journey through Historic and Haunted Philadelphia. Tour meets at Così Restaurant at 4th & Chestnut Streets. Reservations strongly recommended. Tours run April through November. « less
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We really enjoyed our Spirit of 76 Ghost tour taken early this fall - just in time for the Halloween season. We were able to find a bargin half-off deal with living social and it was money well spent. Andrew was an engaging and informative tour guide providing a good mix of history and folklore. Be sure to wear comfortable... More

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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stumbled upon this tour when searching for historical tours of Philadelphia. Since I knew my friend and I wanted to go in October, I figured taking this ghost tour would be perfect as it mixes both historical information and creepy ghost stories. We had a fantastic tour guide, Andrew, we was very knowledgable about the sites we were visiting.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Summary: More of a history tour than a ghost tour. Expensive at $17/person. Large groups (25+ per group). You are able to buy tickets the day of the tour in front of the meeting spot (Cosi), which is not even 1/2 a block away from the other popular ghost tour. I would recommend asking about the group size first, there... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

As lifelong Philadelphia residents, my husband and I, and the 2 couples who came with us, enjoyed seeing our city in a different light (or would that be dark?) One of us even got a picture which later revealed a ghostly figure! We learned a few things we didn't know and grew in appreciation for the role Philadelphia played in... More

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I had a great night in the city we stared out at the Bourse. Then walked down to Market street ans had a great German dinner and some beer before heading out heading out on our spirit of 76 tour our tour guide Andrew I believe it was, was entertaining and informative he would field questions on... More

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Reston, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I've been on several ghost tours in other cities and this one fell short. The group was oversized at over 35 people in the group. Between the cars driving by & the large group, it was hard to hear the tour guide. One suggestion, wait until everyone in the group is at the location before starting the story. Some people... More

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Spiritsof76Ghosttour, Manager at Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. From what you said, we fell short of meeting your expectations that evening. We strive very hard to deliver a quality experience to all of our customers each and every night. I apologize that it was hard for your to hear the guide at times. While it is not meant as an excuse, there... More

Marlton, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I took this tour with my hubby and another couple. It was fun to hear some stories from the darker side of philadelphia's history. This is a very good/ fun way to introduce history to children and teens. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour moves quickly- so this may not be ideal for seniors, small children expected to walk, or... More

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Stamford
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We've been on many ghost tours and with Philadelphia being such a historical city, we had high hopes for this one. The stories that our guide told were good, but she was a little goofy and way too practiced in her storytelling. I felt like I was listening to a teenager. Still, it was a good mix of historical tales... More

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Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We did this tour since it was part of a combo (with the Constitutional walking tour). I guess you can only do it on the same day if do a combo and glad we did just have all the information all at once. Our first day in Philly we did the combo tours. The Constitutional one we loved. So was... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Have been on many ghost tours in many cities. It is nearly all about the guide and the storytelling to make the 'ghost' part fun. Places like Philly can withstand avg guides to a degree when only history is involved. To that end, I toured with the delightful and entertaining Caroline (also easy to hear from a distance, important). She... More

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