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Ghost Tours of Philadelphia

401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Mankato, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The tour guide tried her best to get into character and tell an interesting story, however the stories at each location were too long and "evidence" of the ghosts that she spoke about were missing. She could have used photos or other props to make the tales more believable.

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Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've never been on a tour where 1/2 the tourists disappear during it. Literally, this tour was so bad that every time you rounded a corner you lost a tourist or two who elected to not go any further with it! Maybe it was the tour guide. I can't remember her name, but we did the July 3rd, 9:30 pm... More

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Ghost Tour was OK but didn't build much suspense or intrigue. I'm not sure what I expected since I'm not much into believing in ghosts . . . yet. The tour including several stops in front of buildings where ghosts have been reportedly seen over the course of history. If you're looking for a filler some pleasant evening, the... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We wanted to do a tour of Philadelphia when the museums weren't open with our family visiting from out of state, so a ghost tour, held in the evening, was one of the few reasonable options. Besides having some stories of creepy happenings in the area, it also included good general information on the city during this walking tour. We... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We enjoyed walking around the streets at night and getting a slightly less orthodox history of the city. Some of the ghost stories were a bit cheesy.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

I have taken many ghost tours in the past (London, Charleston, SC., Savannah, GA., etc.) and this by far was not worth the time. I took this one as was offered with the Philadelphia pass.....which is an EXCELLENT card!!! Such a good idea and so convenient with SO MUCH to offer. There were other ghost tours offered and I unfortunately... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Was in Philadelphia for one night only and the friends we were visiting suggested we do this. I thought it sounded neat and a good way to see some of the historic sites. I would have rather lost the $35 we paid for my wife and I, because at least we wouldn't have wasted 90 minutes (ok, maybe an exaggeration).... More

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Frightening Fred is the guide you want to get. Kept everyone entertained and the way he delivered his stories (based off real facts) was awesome! Great way to start off the night downtown on a weekend!

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garrison, ny
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a cute tour we decided to do on a whim one evening. It was interesting learning some of the folklore and tales of ghosts lurking around Philly. Nicole was our guide and she was great at keeping both the adults entertained and yet not spooking the kids on the tour too much. Overall, a fun thing to do... More

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