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Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
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I have been on many, many ghost tours, and this one was average. I'm not gonna say it was bad, it was still a decent tour of Philly old city, but certain aspects were subpar. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Tyler M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was the second time we have taken this tour. The first time was amazing, but I really think it all depends on your guide. Our guide this time spend more time telling bad jokes than history and the ghost stories were few and far between. We will go with a different service next time.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I typically love ghost tours and try to find one in almost every city I visit. This tour was not worth it even if it were free. Their website says spaces are limited, but that certainly did not seem to be the case. There were 37 people in our group which I felt was too large of a group for... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have been on many, many ghost tours, and this one was average. I'm not gonna say it was bad, it was still a decent tour of Philly old city, but certain aspects were subpar. The tour guide had a seemingly fake British accent, the stories were not suspenseful, and some of the facts were later found to be untrue... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

this hour & half tour, begins with the arrival of our guide, appropriately dressed in costume. It is a walking tour & goes by all the well known 'ghost haunts!' What you get is the stories behind each one & stop at each building, or site (parks & graveyards) We felt that the time went very quickly, a sure sign... More 

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A couple of comments first - the 90 minute "candlelight" tour only lasted one hour and the candle didn't work (didn't much matter because it was still light for half of the tour. The guide was entertaining and was easy to hear, but it was corny and comic more than ghostly. Seems designed more for kids than for anyone genuinely... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I’m a local Philadelphian and finally bit the bullet and did this Ghost Tour. Our tour guide, Josh, was amazing! It was a rainy and cold night but he kept the energy up and the scare “on” as we weaved through the various sites and learned their ghostly tales! And it gave me more ideas of places to tour in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My commentary will mostly be about what it was like working with groups sales and the staff. I needed to plan a trip for a group of college students, and while they might have had mixed reviews about the experience, I know for sure that the group sales administrator and our guide for the first tour of the night made... More 

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New York
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been on many ghost tours in other cities. I have enjoyed them. This ghost tour is horrible. It started off bad. We had made reservations and paid over the phone. When we arrived to pick up the tickets they had no reservation for us. We had to wait while she made a few phone calls to fix the... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Even though we were even 10 minutes early, the tour guide had already left the coffee shop. We weren't the only group of people being left there and we had to wait for the next tour. We then experienced a boring walk along the streets of old Phillie. I was really disappointed in the tour guide. Whenever we stopped, instead... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The tour guide was very in character and did her best to get everyone involved. We transversed around town to historic locations such as the tomb of the unnamed solider, independence hall, and famous homes and taverns. Although we saw no paranormal activity it did provide many options of buildings to visit the next day. The tour was all outdoors... More 

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Address: Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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