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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight
3.5

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight

By Ghost Tours of Philadelphia
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Ages 4-99, max of 35 per group
Duration: 1h 15m
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Mobile ticket
English


  • local guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Library Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Powel House


Departure details
  • Signer's Garden, 434-498 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA The tour begins in Signers' Garden, which is a fenced in courtyard at the southeast corner of 5th St. and Chestnut St.
Return details
  • 138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72503P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72503P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Signer's Garden
    434-498 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    The tour begins in Signers' Garden, which is a fenced in courtyard at the southeast corner of 5th St. and Chestnut St.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Independence Hall
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Library Hall
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Washington Square
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Powel House
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    138 S 2nd St
    138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Kyle K
Kyle K
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Great evening Activity when weather is good
We assembled in the Signer Garden and waited as it was a big group over 100 people waiting. They quickly broke us i
KHallbell
KHallbell
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Very interesting
We took this walking tour in the dark. It was a great experience. We had all ages between 11-84 years old. All e
Megan-FancyFree
Megan-FancyFree
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Great ghost stories
Our guide, Ginger did a terrific job. She told some pretty scary stories and had a lot of historical facts to make
Etienne F
Etienne F
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Amazing tour
My friend and I, who come from France, have done this evening tour, and it was an amazing experience. It is an oppo
Emily M
Emily M
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Historical, and minimally scary!
Don't come here if you're expecting a paranormal investigation-type evening. Come here if you'd like a great walkin
Patty R
Patty R
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This is the way to see the city!
Our group sort of stumbled upon this... and I will forever be grateful! We were visiting during Halloween and went
EGRap
EGRap
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This was fun and interesting - Excellent Tour Guide
We really enjoyed this experience as it was interesting, entertaining and fun to walk around to see and hear things
Kirsten P
Kirsten P
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Entertaining & Historic
Have you ever seen John Candy tell the bear story in the movie Great Outdoors? Our tour guide Ja'bar had the same
zippd
zippd
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A good waist of an evening
We all met up at signers monument and got instructions from our tour guide Anna, she gave us instructions to cross
Ivy B
Ivy B
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Fun evening activity for families
This tour was really fun. The tour storyteller was entertaining. His delivery was just the right amount of intrigue
Mike M
Mike M
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Pleasant Night Time Stroll, Mediocre Tour
The tour guide was nice but not a particularly gifted story teller; the stories could probably use a bit of work in
medass1961
medass1961
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Valentine Ghost tour
My Niece & Daughter wanted to take the tour being that this was around Valentine's Day. My being a Psychic Medium w
Amber M
Amber M
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Interesting
Good historical tour with history of hauntings in the area. Several tour guides were available. Our guide was grea
byuaceman
byuaceman
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Wasn't worth the money.
I thought it was ok. My wife thought some of the stories were contrived. Information was delivered but not in a ver
Larissa O
Larissa O
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Disappointing...
I'm a fan of ghost stories and was looking forward to this tour. Sadly it did not match up to my expectations. We a
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
83 reviews
Excellent
25
Very good
21
Average
14
Poor
12
Terrible
11

James D
4 contributions
Jul 2021
Bea was our tour guide. She did a great job intertwining history with paranormal activities at selected sites. If hot and it was, I would bring a small, insulated lunch bag with ice/ice pack, water, and maybe a damp wash cloth, which I wish I had done.
Written July 21, 2021
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LuCynda D
3 contributions
May 2021
Steven did a great job. He was interactive and engaging. He was respectful of our time and went at a pace that we were comfortable with. He knew all the historical facts about the area and I actually learned several things I didn't know. He also shared the ghost stories woven into history and the area of Philadelphia which was entertaining. He hasn't been doing this very long so his presentation was perfect, but he knew his facts. We were so glad we did this the first night we arrived because the next day as we walked through the tourist/historical spots we recalled what we learned from him which enhanced our day. I definitely recommend this tour.
Written May 23, 2021
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Angie
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
This was really such a great tour. My older son loves ghost stories and he liked the spooky tales of Philadelphia. I think though my husband and I enjoyed it even more than him. Jabar was really the main attraction with his way of story telling. It made the whole experience. We had such a great time.
Written March 22, 2021
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Hannah Tare
4 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
We had Steve as our tour guide. This tour was around 90 minutes. This was a history tour with a ghost element. I would recommend this for families with older kids. It started at around 8. I would totally recommend this.
Written April 4, 2021
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BillyD715
Maspeth, NY13 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Took a tour with Jabar (sorry if spelled incorrectly). He clearly knows Philadelphia’s history and is enthusiastic about his job. You don’t get into any sites (mostly standing outside buildings), but it is a good way to learn a bit about Philadelphia history and get in a good walk. Overall, well worth it
Written August 24, 2021
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Andrew C
1 contribution
Great Tour very informative and lots of fun. I am glad the rain stopped. Tour guide was made this experience memorable. Cute lantern as well. Learned a little more about the history of Philadelphia that not many people talk about
Written August 29, 2020
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Murphysmom63
Cincinnati62 contributions
Jul 2018
My husband, granddaughters, and I recently did this ghost tour. I have done several ghost tours in the past in various cities (Savannah, Charleston, Boston, Montreal, Rothenburg, etc.). This tour guide seemed to be a frustrated actress; she considered the tour to be her stage. She would leap onto benches, go into monologues in dramatic fashion, and even used her long dark hair as a noose (2 times). The speeches were often filled with pregnant pauses and affected facial expressions for dramatic effect. I prefer a guide who gives factual information rather than trying to greatly embellish the story. Also, the group was large--20?--and she was oblivious about keeping us together while she walked at a very brisk pace. Some could not keep up and fell far behind while she marched on. There were long walks in between the stories. My husband gave up after 1 hour and only 2 stories. My granddaughters and I continued for another hour (tour was supposed to be 90 minutes) and only 2 more stories. We gave up after when we knew how to get back to our hotel. She was going on to at least 1 more stop; don't know how far away that was going to be. Some may love the dramatic presentations, but not me.
Written July 23, 2018
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Sherry M
Mossleigh, Canada19 contributions
May 2018 • Family
We were originally planning on being in Philly just for the day but decided to stay over so we could go on the Ghost Tour. I booked my tickets online a couple weeks before and called at 6:00 the evening of the tour to confirm location and time. We arrived at 5th and Chestnut between 7:15 and 7:20 and waited. Just after 7:30 I called as we had not seen the tour guide or any other people waiting for the tour and worried we were in the wrong location. I was told just stay where you are the tour guide is running a bit late but will be there shortly, if you are across from the Monaco Hotel you are in the right location. We waited until 8:15 but no one ever showed up. I called again only to get a answering machine. When the tour company called me back they said sorry for the confusion but I must have been in the wrong location as the tour left at 7:35 with 20 people. After I explained that I had spoken to someone at 6:00 and 7:30 to confirm the location she agreed to refund my tickets but still insisted that it was my mistake. If I was told to stay there I must have been close to where the tour started. It's hard for me to believe we missed a tour guide in period costume and a group of 20 people when we were on the lookout for a group of people and even asked a few other people if they were on the tour and one guy if he was the tour guide. I don't understand why the tour guide or tour company didn't call me back before the tour started if I wasn't there and had prepaid for my tickets you should assume I was coming. If we were in the wrong location we must have been close to the meeting place and could have easily caught the group if someone would have contacted us. Reading reviews after I am not the first person to sit there and wait for the tour that never happened, and the lady from the tour company did say that it happens often that people miss the tour as they are in the wrong place. I suggested to her that maybe they need to pick a new location to meet or give better direction?? My 2 daughters and I were there for about 1 hour plus I paid for a cab from our hotel and back making this a total waste of time and money!! We were very disappointed!
Written May 18, 2018
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budgetbuddy01
Jacksonville, FL92 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
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 tour. She was somewhat knowledgeable, took us to buildings were ghost were reported to be seen over the last century or so, but had no real 'spunk' about her. Seemed liked she didn't want to be there. Yet at the end of the tour, she requested the remaining tourists give her a tip. The silence was awkward and no one reached into their pockets..hint..hint. Maybe the tour is better with a different guide, but based on my experience I cannot recommend it.
Written August 21, 2014
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Meg R
Tucson, AZ1 contribution
Jul 2013 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Ginger. She dressed the part and showed her absolute commitment to Philadelphia, the ghost tour concept, and dramatic storytelling. Anyone serious about learning about ghosts in Philadelphia should definitely have Ginger show them around. My 12 year old daughter insisted we do this tour and we are so happy we did it. We learned a lot about the history of Philadelphia and got a closer look at its amazing architecture and historic neighborhoods.
Written July 22, 2013
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