Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – October 9, 2007 – The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour, Philadelphia’s newest haunted tour that is “one part history, two parts haunt”, announced its Halloween schedule. The evening ghost tour of Historic Philadelphia will run every night from October 10 through Halloween, October 31, 2007.

Guests who dare to take the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour will visit more than 15 scary sites to hear Philadelphia’s haunted facts and folklore. Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear ghost 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.
  • Haunted 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, Commodore John Barry, Betsy Ross, and more. This family-friendly tour is a great option as a before or after-dinner activity.

“Taking the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour is 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 Constitutional Walking Tour and the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour. “It’s one thing to see Philadelphia 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 15 of Philly’s Frights & Sights.”

Tour Schedule

From October 10 through October 31, 2007, the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour will offer tours every night at 7:30 PM, departing from inside the Lobby of the Omni Hotel at 401 Chestnut Street. In addition, on certain dates tours will also be offered at 6:00 PM and 9:30 PM. For details on the schedule, or to purchase tickets, call 215.525.1776 or visit .

Tickets & Starting 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. For tickets, call 215.525.1776 or visit . Tickets are also sold the evening of each tour in the lobby of the Omni Hotel at 401 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Advance reservations are recommended.

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour meets in the Lobby of the Omni Hotel at 401 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.

Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour Partners

Spirits of ’76 has partnered with the Omni Hotel at Independence Park and Halloween Adventure and Masquerade.

About Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour is Philadelphia's scariest new haunted tour that visits more than 15 of Center City Philadelphia's Frights & Sights on a 75 minute ghoulish walking adventure. The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour features the facts and folklore of haunted Philadelphia. 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 or call 215.525.1776.

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