tour haunted Philadelphia with Ghost City Tours

Philadelphia Ghost Tours from Ghost City Tours®

Join Ghost City Tours in Philadelphia

Tour one of America's most haunted cities with Ghost City Tours.

While Philadelphia is well known for the historic events which took place within the city, those events also created a number of haunted locations and famous ghosts - our tours tell the stories of those hauntings.

5-star Ghost Tours

99% of guests give us the highest rating possible on review websites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and more.

Trusted by the best

Philadelphia's best Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts trust Ghost City Tours with their guests.

Free Reschedule

Buy your tickets knowing you can reschedule for free if your plans change.

One of the historic locations we visit on the Ghosts of Philadelphia Tour
Nightly at 8 pm

Our All-Ages Ghost Tour

The Ghosts of Philadelphia Tour

8pm | 90 Minutes All-Ages Pet-Friendly

Rated:

  • Bring your little ones with you! This Ghost Tour is perfect for the entire family
  • This Ghost Tour is perfect for guests of all-ages, including families and children
  • This tour is also great for history buffs, as we spent a lot of time making sure this is a Historically Accurate Ghost Tour
  • All of our tours are walking tours.
  • Reschedule your tour for free if your plans change
 Founding Phantoms Ghost Tour
Nightly at 9 pm

Our Adults-Only Ghost Tour

The Founding Phantoms Ghost Tour

9 pm | 90 Minutes Ages 16+ Only Pet-Friendly

Rated:

  • This Ghost Tour is Philadelphia's ONLY Ghost Tour for Adults
  • You won't have to worry about someone else's children crying or making a scene
  • This is one seriously spooky ghost tour! Since the kids are safe in the Hotel, no topic or theme is off limits
  • You'll visit some of Philadelphia's haunted locations which are associated with dark or aggressive ghosts
  • All of our tours are walking tours.
  • Reschedule your tour for free if your plans change
One of the haunted cemeteries we visit on our Group Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours for Groups

Bring your group on a ghost tour of Philadelphia with Ghost City Tours. Whether you have a group of 12 or 312, Ghost City Tours offers the best group ghost tours in Philadelphia.

We offer a Group Discount of 15% for groups of 12 or more.

For Groups of 30 or more we even offer payment plans if you book your Ghost Tour far enough in advance.

Learn more about our Group Ghost Tours

Why do we offer Ghost Tours in Philadelphia?

If you start talking about haunted cities in America, it probably won't be long before Philadelphia enters the conversation. For hundreds of years, stories of ghosts and hauntings have been a part of Philadelphia's culture.

For Ghost City Tours, Philadelphia has been a city we've been wanting to open up in for quite some time. Being the ghost tour company that puts the focus on the history behind the hauntings, it is only natural that we operate ghost tours in Philadelphia.

We've taken the time to craft Philadelphia's most unique Ghost Tours. You won't find some 'generic' ghost tour with Ghost City. All of our tours focus on a specific aspect of Philadelphia's haunted history.

  • Do you think a ghost tour isn't for you? WRONG! Whether you're a believer, a skeptic, or someone in between, you'll be entertained on our Paranormal Experiences.
  • Looking for something fun to do while in town? Our Ghost Tours are World-Famous for a reason! People just like you LOVE joining our guides for a night of haunted fun.
  • Ghost City offers Philadelphia's best family-friendly and Philadelphia's adults-only ghost tour. Do you have the kids with you? Maybe you want a tour experience designed for just the adults? Ghost City has it all.
The highest quality tour company

Why should you choose Ghost City?

Ghost City began operating tours in 2012, and before long, we became the Best Ghost Tour Company in the Country. Our dedication to quality and authenticity has not only set us apart from the rest but made us the leader in the industry.

Our Guest Services

Ghost City operates a full Guest Services office, open from 7 am - 11:30 pm, seven days a week. We're here to help.

Exceptional Quality

Since our founding, over 750,000 people have joined Ghost City for a tour. This doesn't happen unless you're excellent.

Military Discounts

We employ and support Veterans from all Branches - We thank you for your service and are proud to offer you a discount!

We stand by our Tours

In the rare circumstances where someone isn't 100% satisfied, we'll do what we need to do to make it right.

The BEST Tour Guides

The best Tour Guides want to work with Ghost City. You won't find better tour guides in any of our cities.

Paranormal Enthusiasts

We're not just a Ghost Tour company - we're a team of people who love ghost hunting and exploring the paranormal.

We'll take you to the Most Haunted Places in Philadelphia

Ghost City Tours has spent many years researching the ghost stories and haunted locations in and around Philadelphia. This means that when you choose Ghost City Tours you hear the true story of the ghosts and hauntings in Philadelphia. You'll also hear about the history of Philadelphia and local legends, including sites linked to the American Revolution.

We like pushing the envelope, offering tourists and locals alike a chance to join our Guides and journey into areas of Philadelphia which are not on the popular routes through town. Many of them are featured on television shows like Ghost Adventures or Ghost Hunters.

King's Chapel Burying Grounds, the site of many hauntings and ghost stories in Philadelphia.

The Haunted Eastern State Penitentiary

The Eastern State Penitentiary sits in the middle of Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood. The decaying castle-like structure is one of America’s most notorious prisons and considered the most haunted site in Pennsylvania.

Read more about Eastern State Penitentiary
Thousands of tourists flock to Elfreth’s Alley every year to learn about the history of the Nation’s first residential street.

The Haunted Elfreth’s Alley

Thousands of tourists flock to Elfreth’s Alley every year to learn about the history of the Nation’s first residential street. Among the history buffs, you’ll find ghost hunters.

Learn more about Elfreth’s Alley
The only thing scarier than a Texas politician is their poltergeist.

The Haunted Fort Mifflin

Discover who haunts this historic battlefield

Commissioned in 1771, Philadelphia’s Fort Mifflin is considered one of the most terrifying places in America.

Read more about Fort Mifflin

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have some questions about our Ghost Tours - and you don't want to call. Below you can find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we get about our tours.

Are these walking tours?

ALL of our Ghost Tours are Walking Tours. You do have other options, such as Hearse Ghost Tours and Trolley Ghost Tours. To FEEL the energy which our ghosts give off, you have to be in the actual places where the haunting takes place. Imagine walking through a haunted alley with all of the lights out, or standing on what was once a battlefield. Are you already feeling the tingles up your spine?

  • Walking Tours allow you to immerse yourself in the stories we tell.
  • Walking is good for you, and it is a great way to walk off that amazing dinner you just had!
  • You're not crammed into a vehicle, almost certainly squished in next to someone you'd rather not be squished up against.

Ghost City has never sold Groupon vouchers - and we never will. There are companies which offer their tickets for sale on Groupon. And if you're not worried about the quality of the tour you're getting - you can certainly spend some time on Groupon or Living Social and find tickets.

We know that our experiences are of the highest quality, with thousands of 5-star reviews from tourists and locals who have enjoyed them. Also, we often sell out - especially on the weekends and on Holidays. There is simply no reason why we'd sell our tours on Groupon.

There are a few options to take a ghost tour by vehicle. In Philadelphia, you can choose from a Trolley Ghost Tour or even one in a hearse.

If you're interested in taking one of these trolley ghost tours or a hearse ghost tour you'll have to go to those companies' websites and buy from them. We believe that walking tours are the best way to experience paranormal activity in Philadelphia.

We understand that you may have your heart set on riding around the haunted streets of Philadelphia in a Hearse or Trolley - but you cannot do this from Ghost City. If you want a paranormal experience that is truly spooky, Ghost City is the way to go.

Some locations allow us to come in; most don't. Many of the locations that you'll be visiting are private residences. Obviously the residents would not be happy about us coming into their homes. Therefore we do not go into most of the locations we visit.

All ticket sales are final. Like any other performance, and yes, our Tours are performances, we can only admit a limited number of people. Therefore, we cannot give you a refund should you decide not to attend.

However, we're not a bunch of unreasonable monsters. We allow our guests to reschedule their tickets to another date or time, as long as you do it at least 12 hours in advance.

When it comes to buying tickets for our tours, the following classes of tickets are based on age.

  • Ages 0-5: We do not charge anything for anyone 5 or under. They get to attend our tours for free!
  • Ages 6-11: This is considered a child ticket as defined by the city of Philadelphia.
  • Ages 12+: This age range is considered an adult ticket.

Keep in mind, some of our tours are simply for ages 16+ or 21+ only. For those tours there is only one ticket type you can choose from.

All of our Tours run 7 days per week. In addition, we often open up additional time slots for our tours as the original time sells out. If you want to book a tour Ghost City Tours will ensure that we are able to fit you in a tour. We still advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as you know which tour you want to take.

Purchasing tickets for our Philadelphia Ghost Tours

You can purchase your tickets online, or by phone. In either case, you'll receive your tickets immediately via email. You must buy your tickets in advance.