Ghosts of Philly – Haunted History Tour
Philadelphia may be the Cradle of Liberty, but it’s also a city spooked by true ghastly stories of the city that inspired Edgar Allen Poe to write “The Murders of Rue Morgue” and “The Raven.” A city frightening enough to contain Bram Stoker’s research for “Dracula” and inspire David Lynch’s “Eraserhead.”
Join Free Tours by Foot for a 2 hour exploration of the haunted history of the nation’s most historic city and hear accounts of love lured specters, tormented souls of war, traitors and the sorrowful woes of the repentant dead. Possible sightings of desecrating German Soldiers, tragic Edgar Allen Poe, and Bishop White’s murderous cook, maybe even a dancing Ben Franklin!
Sights we cover on the tour:
- Betsy Ross House
- Independence Hall
- Powell House
- City Tavern
- Carpenter’s Hall
- Pennsylvania Hospital
- Washington Square
- Dr. Physick’s House
- Bishop White House
- Walnut Street Theater
- and much more…
Where: Outside the Philly Tour Hub at 229 Arch Street (next tot the Betsy Ross House). The tour will end at the Walnut Street Theater at 9th and Walnut Street. Look for your guide in dark clothing with a sign showing the Free Tours by Foot logo.
Duration:Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6k).
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.