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Ghost Tours of Philadelphia

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Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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I'm surprised by the one star ratings. I don't think they're fair or objective. One star should be god-awful and this tour is actually pretty enjoyable. It's not for everyone... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lucas B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the Grim ghost tour 4 years ago, and thought it was great!! We were back in Philly last week with our kids and extended family so we decided to try this tour. (The Grim one isn't for children.) Our tour guide was nice enough, but very long winded and rather boring. We only stopped did... More 

Thank Tracey G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm surprised by the one star ratings. I don't think they're fair or objective. One star should be god-awful and this tour is actually pretty enjoyable. It's not for everyone though. If you're looking for something super scary or an all-access experience, this is not for you. However if you want to stretch your legs and like to hear about... More 

Thank Lucas B
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is more of a grim historical tour than ghost tour but it is very interesting. Our guide was a great storyteller and came dressed in period costume carrying his lantern. He engaged the whole group including some children. You learn a lot about the area and hear some spooky stories. We had the Philadelphia Pass and you must go... More 

Thank Jenn N
Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the Powel House haunted mansion tour on 7/16/16. I had read the book, "Ghost Stories of Philadelphia" so I was somewhat already aware of this house. My husband does not believe in ghosts but was tolerant of me wanting to do this tour. I do not remember the tour guides name, but she was a delightful young woman who... More 

Thank kittiesnest
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been on a ghost tour before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. This was more of a historical tour than a ghost tour, which would have been fine if the guide had been more engaging. She was extremely sarcastic (and not in a funny way) and had a tendency to unnecessarily drag out stories. If you... More 

Thank sgtpepper3780
Sayville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Okay...for the record, I don't believe in ghosts...but I don't go on these tours to be enlightened or transformed... I go on them to be entertained and find out more about history of the town I'm visiting. Philadelphia is rich in history and let's be honest we all want more than the textbooks... give us the dirt!!! The cost was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Did the tour tonight and it is time we will never get back. Not scary at all. Mostly history and boring history at that. Said it was reported that Ben Franklin pushed a girl? We were all so bored we left.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Whenever my husband and I visit a new town, we always try to check out the local ghost tour. Over the years, we have been to quite a few and our experiences have varied greatly. Hands down, our tour with Jabar at Ghost Tours of Philadelphia was our best experience yet! He was informative and entertaining, keeping us laughing all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

A little cold, but he kept us moving. He was very passionate about his craft and had lots of ghost sighting stories to share about Old City Philadelphia.

Thank TrumanMalcolm
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I wish I could give this zero stars. This was definitely by far the worst ghost tour I've ever taken and I have done ghost tours in several other cities. The gentleman that gave the tour was so boring and told the dumbest and non entertaining stories. We kept hoping that it would get better but never happened. Over half... More 

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