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Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Ghost Tours of Philadelphia: Seemed more like a Historical Tour of Philadelphia

Five years ago, I did this tour with some family and friends and absolutely enjoyed it. We had a lively, entertaining tour guide who took us to several "haunted" hot spots... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, PA
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not into the Halloween places that scare you with costumed monsters and gore, but when my husband mentioned this tour as a possibility on our date night (night before Halloween), I was up for it to hear the interesting stories. The tour did not disappoint. We love history, and being Philadelphia, there's lots of history and ghost stories. We... More 

Thank AParentGetaway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five years ago, I did this tour with some family and friends and absolutely enjoyed it. We had a lively, entertaining tour guide who took us to several "haunted" hot spots, including Independence Hall, Washington Square, St. Peter's Cemetery, and Powel House. It wasn't incredibly scary, but it had the right mix of intrigue, history, and entertainment. Yesterday, on Halloween,... More 

Thank IkkiTousen
Centennial, Colorado
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70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've taken ghost tours in many cities and sadly, this one cannot be recommended at all. A ghost tour should either be scary, informative, campy or just silly (read: entertaining). This was tour missed the mark on all. I got the female tour guide others referenced whose delivery was very choppy. Children were permitted on this tour (what could go... More 

Thank NotFromHere13
Baltimore, Maryland
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287 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this easily enough through the Philadelphia Pass. Very confusing as to where to meet the guide. Then we had to wait in line at the Omni gift shop to get tickets in addition to the email confirmation. We waited for the slowest cashier in history (about 20 minutes) to get our tickets. We run to meet up with... More 

Thank mdgipsy
New York, New York, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Our guide was Anna. She was okay. The whole thing felt very scripted and the delivery wasn't natural. Anna also walked very fast. The entire tour took 2 hours, which was ok. We passed some old cemeteries that would have been cool to get more details on. The tour wasn't scary, and the stories were better for children than for... More 

Thank Yia V
Phila, PA
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We took the 90 minute walking tour on Saturday 10/10/15. Wife and I and three children under age 12. Weather was good. Just the right amount of a fall chill. Our guide was very animated and kept the children entertained. A nice brisk walk with less than a dozen stops. Some stops with ghost tales others with historical significance. It... More 

Thank sparky1200
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

After reading reviews I had expected the ghost tour to be exciting and a little scary. This tour was neither. We walked around to a few interesting sites, and learnt some interesting history but I felt that the guide stayed at each spot for a bit too long. Some of his stories were a little long winded and couldn't keep... More 

Thank WanderingScallywag
San Diego, California
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96 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We are becoming more and more frequent customers of ghost tours when we travel (Key West, Savannah, San Diego, and more). There are two other tours we know about in Philly and one of them is definitely not kid friendly. This one is and was very appropriate for our 6 and 8 year old daughters. As such, it was not... More 

Thank BrianC867
Indianapolis, Indiana
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112 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Just the right amount of scary for a 10 year old. Unfortunately mine stayed home this weekend because I'm here on business. I paid $17 online for a ticket...tour leaves Signer's Park at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Another review let me know I'd need to be early because they can't read the electronic voucher. To get the paper ticket... More 

Thank mamaconnoisseur
Dix Hills, New York
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The good thing is that it wasn't too scary because I had young ones with me. The bad thing is that it wasn't too scary and I got a tiny bit bored. Mike, our tour guide was really great. He kept it light and fun. My 7 year old son will. Never forget it. I would say this is an... More 

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