Home to Benjamin Franklin, the spirits of America’s greatest patriots still roam the streets of Philadelphia. Meet the ghosts of one of the nation’s most haunted cities.Book Now
Experience the very real hauntings of the City of Brotherly Love on a bone-chilling Philadelphia ghost tour. Uncover true stories of the shocking hauntings that remain in America’s oldest residential district, where parks were once mass graves and history’s most famous figures still lurk in the shadows of the city’s haunted buildings.
Tours are held daily, rain or shine, and year-round. Please see a list of available tours below to book your tour today, or for more information.
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Uncover the secrets of why the dead still wander the streets of Philly in a city stained with tragedy, death, and the souls of heroes and villains.
Once America’s Capitol, history is engrained into the foundations of every building in Philadelphia. The footsteps and fingerprints of founding fathers are everywhere in this city, but that’s not all that hauntingly chills the air. Ghosts of men and women who invested their lives into founding the land of the free are trapped in Philadelphia, tethered to their final resting place with seemingly no relief to their misery.
Beneath Philadelphia is a well of deep, dark history, and within the city walk the souls of the tortured, the insane, and the condemned. Philadelphia’s place in history has solidified its status as one of the most haunted cities in America, and Philly Ghosts invites you to unlock the horror that’s plagued the city from its inception.
Philadelphia is home to legends of American history, and their spirits remind the residents at every opportunity. Uncover Independence Hall, a building with a name dedicated to the proclaimed concept of freedom that also happens to be a prison for the souls of some of the country’s most prominent figures.
Benjamin Franklin is said to have never left the City of Brotherly Love as there have been several reports of bone-chilling encounters with his ghost. Locals and tourists alike claim to have witnessed his apparition mulling over the Declaration of Independence, emitting a musty smell that is now believed to signal his presence.
Of course, Mr. Franklin is not alone. The disgruntled ghost and foe of Benjamin Franklin, Benedict Arnold is seemingly condemned to the building where he’s forced to share with his enemy. Though his apparition stays far away from Ben Franklin, it’s believed he continues to seek revenge for his expulsion, terrorizing anyone who comes in contact with his dark and brooding specter.
Breaking free and establishing a new society came with a hefty price: Alexander Hamilton’s life. Hamilton’s backing of Thomas Jefferson and his rising star in politics created deep jealousy in his opponents, especially that of Aaron Burr. Their famous duel would be one that would go down in history as it would end Hamilton’s life during a time when he was creating one of America’s most important institutions.
Visit the First Bank of the United States, the nation’s first financial institution that Hamilton left behind along with a substantial amount of debt his widow would incur. His political career and devastating death would make him a legend, but it’s his spirit that continues to leave its foreboding mark on the bank.
Experience the creepy chills and unsettling sensations that former employees experienced as you hear terrifying tales of the mischievous and unnerving acts committed by Hamilton’s very active and angry ghost. Stories of clerks being constantly disturbed, files going missing or rifled through, and numerous accounts of feeling watched are just a few of Hamilton’s taunts that you’ll hear during your Philly Ghosts tour.
It’s hard to believe that such a poignant symbol of freedom is also one of the most cursed artifacts in America. Commissioned and made by the British who opposed the colony’s quest for freedom, the bell cracked almost immediately after arriving in Philadelphia. It’s believed that the Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London sent a terribly crafted bell, and cursed it to ensure it would never work properly.
Repairs on the bell would prove futile and the curse placed upon the bell would not only remain but would gain strength. Just months before the attacks on September 11th, 2001, a Park Ranger in training to care for the Liberty Bell felt compelled to attack the bell with a sledgehammer. It’s believed he went mad, becoming another casualty of the curse. His possessed state would result in jail time and thousands of dollars in fines.
The 26-year-old was not the only victim of the Liberty Bell. For centuries before this occurrence, the bell worked its dark magic on the residents of Philadelphia, causing them to experience bouts of insanity upon hearing it ring. This may be a national treasure and an iconic symbol, but we recommend not lingering around this historic bell for too long, or you, too, might go mad with a lust for destruction.
Status and wealth may have afforded some a luxurious lifestyle in the 18th century, but nothing would keep them from facing the painful and grisly deaths that hundreds of thousands of people would succumb to. Venture to the Bishop White House, a home that would become a house of death during the Yellow Fever epidemic, and turn into a house of tortured souls after.
A chaplain to the Second Constitutional Convention and the U.S. Senate, Bishop White had his house built between the two churches that he served yet its ideal location would not protect the home from impending doom. Hear the horrifying tales of the unimaginable pain and suffering experienced within the four walls and the sorrowful spirits who remain. Nearly all of Bishop’s family, including five of his children, would perish in the home from disturbingly abhorrent conditions while his coachman would succumb to Yellow Fever in his own home, just behind Bishop White’s.
Shadows and silhouettes are frequently seen in the windows of the home and make their presence known to visitors by filling them with a sense of uneasiness and dread. The apparitions are reportedly so unnerving that Rangers are apprehensive to enter the house at night, petrified of what they might see. Join Philly Ghosts to uncover the darkness of one of the most haunted locations in Independence Parks.
The history behind the establishment of our nation and its casualties is one that is known to many but it’s the stories behind the history that are known to few yet ones that have littered the streets with the tears and agony of those who suffered behind the scenes. Loneliness, despair, and sadness linger in every corner of Philadelphia. Here, the dead don’t rest and Washington Square Park is where so many of them roam.
Ghosts of war, disease, and turmoil still wander the area, forever locked in the trauma of their deaths. Discover the blood-curdling backstories of the original site for a graveyard designated for criminals, the poor, and the forgotten, and learn how unforgiving spirits and their unrelenting hauntings stalk the residents of the Cradle of Liberty. The souls of those ruthlessly disposed of, some in nothing more than a canvas cloth, have yet to find peace and are determined to ensure those who visit the park don’t find it either.
Mystery fills the air as you stroll through a darkened historic and haunted Philadelphia. Chills will creep down your spine as you hear the tragic stories of the dead, like that of Elizabeth Physick, wife of the “Father of American Surgery”, Phillip Physick. A man of science, Phillip had no interest in dealing with his wife who suffered from mental and behavioral issues.
In the midst of a divorce, Dr. Physick’s solution was to medicate her on opium, rendering her incompetent and leaving her to wander aimlessly in their backyard and sit next to her favorite tree for hours. The callousness of Dr. Physick’s, however, would strip her of all that she had left. Uncover the Hill-Physick House and the disturbing ordeal that led to the death of Elizabeth.
Today, Elizabeth still makes appearances in the home, looking angry and sinister, possibly in search of the man who had a hand in her demise so many years ago. Though terrifying enough, the former Mrs. Physick is not alone in the home. Hear the unsettling stories of an old witch that terrorized the area in life and long after her death. And if we stay long enough, you just may hear her shrieks too.
In Philadelphia, American heroes like Ben Franklin still stalk the hallways of national historic buildings. Cursed symbols of freedom wait to target their next soul. Ghosts of epidemic victims roam stately mansions, still suffering from a fever that took their lives so long ago. The past never really died in Philadelphia.
Embark on an investigation into the depths of Philadelphia’s dark past and discover hair-raising stories of America’s founders doomed to restlessly roam Philadelphia’s streets forever. The city is rife with the persecuted souls of a burgeoning time that was just as dark and demented as it was promising.
The dead have yet to forget their unfortunate plights, and they’re determined to not let us forget either.
* This is a walking tour and we do not enter privately-owned buildings or private property *
During the daytime, the Bishop White House is just one of many historical landmarks to visit. However, things become more creepy as the sun goes down. People can visit the site and experience some creepy vibes. Built in 1787, the Bishop White House served as a church for several years. Today, people claim male and female ghosts, along with a mysterious cat, haunt the premises.
While churches are a place of worship for many, they tend to have some scary backstories. The Old St. Joseph’s Church is no exception. It’s the oldest Roman Catholic church in all of Philadelphia and perhaps in the United States. It’s a prime spot for ghost lovers, as several people claim to have seen some spirits lurking around the church’s grounds.
Nothing seems more haunted than a cemetery. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, you can’t deny that touring a cemetery at night is exceptionally creepy. We deliver that creepy thrill by taking our tour guests to the St. Mary’s Church & Cemetery. You can walk the grounds and read the headstones of some famous historical figures, including soldiers from the Revolutionary War.
The trees cast a different kind of shadow when you walk through Philadelphia at night, making you wonder if ghosts really do stalk the darkness and if evil lurks in the Liberty Bell. Take a walk through haunted parks and burial grounds. Watch for movement in the midnight lighting on fountains and city streets. Feel the cool wind of mystery on your face as you embark on an eerie adventure of haunted Philadelphia.
American history comes to life in Philadelphia during the day, with a steady stream of tourists visiting monuments to American heroes, founding fathers, and Revolutionary War soldiers. After you’ve seen the monuments, investigate the soul-chilling stories behind some of America’s most famous figures and see places where their ghosts still roam, obsessed with finishing their life’s work.
Horror goes together with cuddling like wine pairs with cheese. It’s no secret that a daring, adrenaline-laced adventure could spark romance and intrigue. Take your date on a walking tour of historic, haunted Philadelphia and create lasting memories that will keep both of you up late into the night.
Walking through a city is the best way to learn about its culture, architecture, and overall personality. Put your feet on the pavement to feel the heartbeat of Philadelphia and really learn what this city is all about. When you take a walking tour of haunted Philadelphia with us, not only do you get to explore the streets, you get to learn spine-tingling tales of a tragic history that has left many ghosts in its wake.
Moonlit walks through a ghost-ridden graveyard can be thrilling, engaging, and romantic. If you love a spine-chilling tale of tragedy and trapped souls, embark on a haunted adventure with us in Philadelphia. Learn about the ghosts of American history that still stalk these streets and the condemned souls that still haunt burial grounds where they were laid to rest.
Handmade soaps and home goods, delicious kinds of butter and baked goods, and quaint examples of a quiet and dedicated life are all that make Amish Country unique and special. After you’ve spent the day admiring handmade quilts and sampling hand-churned butter, spice up your visit with a walk on the darker side of Philadelphia. Investigate tragic and gruesome tales of souls forever wandering the historic buildings and haunted parks of the City of Brotherly Love.