Hear Terrifying Tales from Haunted Philadelphia on the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – May 21, 2008 – The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia announced its new Summer 2008 schedule. The evening ghost tour of Historic Philadelphia will run now through November 2008.

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour is “1 part history, 2 parts haunt!” Guests who dare to take the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour will visit more than 20 scary sites to hear Philadelphia’s haunted facts and folklore. Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City with Philly’s best ghost tour to hear stories about the Spirits of ‘76, featuring:

  • Haunted Facts - Hear stories about the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, who used to reside in Philadelphia, and learn about Leo Callahan, the only prisoner to escape from Eastern State Penitentiary and never be re-captured!
  • Haunted Folklore - Learn about the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall, the spirits of Carpenters' Hall, the dancing statue of Benjamin Franklin at Library Hall and paranormal Pine Street happenings.
  • Dramatic Movie Sets - See famous film locations from big screen thrillers such as Shooter, National Treasure and more!

Guests may be lucky enough to encounter the spirits of Ben Franklin, Dr. Benjamin Rush, Bishop White, Betsy Ross, and more. This family-friendly tour is a great option as a before or after-dinner activity.

“People are ‘dying’ to take the new Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour since it is such a great way to experience Haunted Philadelphia. Along the tour, guests will hear the spellbinding stories and terrifying tales of the supernatural,” stated Jonathan Bari, founder of the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia. “It’s one thing to see Philadelphia’s historic sites by day, but it’s a different experience to see them by night and learn about their haunted side when we show you more than 20 of Philly’s Frights & Sights.”

Tour Schedule

From May through November, the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour will offer evening tours as detailed in the schedule below. The tour will meet at the COSÌ restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street (corner of 4th & Chestnut Streets). For the most up to date tour schedule, or to purchase tickets, call 215.525.1776 or visit www.Spiritsof76.com .

May: Thursday through Saturday @ 7:30 PM
June: Wednesday through Sunday @ 7:30PM
July: Daily @ 7:30PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 9:30 PM
August: Daily @ 7:30PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 9:30 PM
September: Wednesday through Sunday @ 7:30PM
October: Daily @ 7:30PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Halloween @ 9:30PM
November: Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 PM

Tickets & Meeting Location

Tickets cost $17.50 Per Adult and $12.50 Per Child (ages 3-12). Group rates are available for parties of 25 or more. To purchase tickets, call 215.525.1776 or visit www.Spiritsof76.com . Tickets are also sold each evening before the Tour begins at the COSÌ restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street (corner of 4th & Chestnut Streets) in Philadelphia. Advance reservations are recommended.

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour meets at the COSÌ restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia which is in Old City at the corner of 4th & Chestnut Streets.

“Given that we are located in the heart of Philadelphia's historic area and have several restaurants with a long history of operating in this City, we are thrilled to have COSÌ serve as the meeting point for the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour," said Tim Black, General Manager of the COSÌ Restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street (corner of 4th & Chestnut). “COSÌ is the perfect place for a meal, snack or beverage before or after taking the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour, and for those larger groups that plan ahead, COSÌ also offers box lunches and catering services.”

About Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia is the city’s scariest new haunted tour that visits more than 20 of Center City Philadelphia's Frights & Sights on a 75 minute ghoulish outdoor walking adventure. The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour features the facts and folklore of haunted Philadelphia. Come see why the Asbury Park Press said, “Spirits of ‘76 - Night-time walking tours with guides who carry lanterns and dress in black are among the city's most popular tourist attractions.” The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour was created and is operated by The Constitutional Guided Walking Tours, LLC. For more information on the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour, please visit www.Spiritsof76.com or call 215.525.1776.

About The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour is a 75 minute, 1.25 mile outdoor walking adventure in the Independence National Historical Park area which features more than 20 historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center and the Betsy Ross House. Taking The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia gets visitors up close and personal with a High-Definition Historical Experience™. Philadelphia is best seen by foot, and as such, The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is the best way to explore Historic Philadelphia, taking you behind the scenes to the places where other tour operators cannot venture. Come see why the Chicago Tribune has stated, “No visit to Philadelphia is complete without taking a Constitutional Guided Walking Tour, a 75-minute, mile and a quarter stroll that puts 15 historic sites, from Independence Hall to the National Constitution Center, and Ben Franklin, in perspective.”

The Constitutional is one of “Philadelphia's Top 25 Tourist Attractions” as ranked by the Philadelphia Business Journal. For more information on The Constitutional, please visit us online at www.TheConstitutional.com or call 215.525.1776.

About COSÌ, Inc. (Nasdaq: COSÌ)

COSÌ (http://www.getcosi.com) is a national premium convenience restaurant chain that has developed featured foods built around a secret, generations-old recipe for crackly crust flatbread. The COSÌ menu features sandwiches, freshly tossed salads, melts, soups, COSÌ bagels, flatbread pizzas, S’mores, snacks and other desserts, and a wide range of coffee and coffee-based drinks and other specialty beverages.

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