This Fall, Take a Philadelphia Sightseeing Tour to See Philly’s Frights & Sights™

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – September 14, 2011 – The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour, Philly’s Best Ghost Tour, announced its Halloween schedule, as well as 2 special events on Wednesday, September 21 and Saturday, October 15. The evening ghost tour of Historic and Haunted Philadelphia will operate tours throughout the Halloween season and continue through November. 

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour is “1 Part History, 2 Parts Haunt!”  Guests who dare to take the family-friendly tour will visit more than 20 scary sites to hear Philadelphia’s haunted facts and folklore.  Hunt for ghosts as you travel the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear stories about the Spirits of ‘76, featuring:

  • Haunted Facts - Hear stories about the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, who resided in Philadelphia.
  • Haunted Folklore - Learn about the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall, the spirits of Carpenters' Hall from a first person account and paranormal Pine Street.
  • Haunted Movie Sets - See famous film locations from thrillers such as Shooter, National Treasure and more!

Guests may be lucky enough to encounter the spirits of Ben Franklin, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and Betsy Ross.  This family-friendly tour is fun for all ages, plus each guest will receive a FREE glow stick which can be used to attract the ghosts or ward them off! The Philadelphia Inquirer has called the tour “Frightfully Fun!”

Fall Schedule & Tickets

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour will offer tours as detailed below. The tour meets at the COSÌ® restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street (4th & Chestnut Streets).  For tickets, call 215.525.1776 or visit .

September: Wednesdays through Sundays @ 7:30PM
October: Daily @ 7:30PM 
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 9:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays @ 6:00 PM
November: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 PM


Tickets cost $17.50 Per Adult and $12.50 Per Child (ages 3-12).  A Family 4 Pack, for 2 adults and 2 children, is available for $55 (a $5 savings). Group rates available for parties of 25+.  Tickets are also sold each evening before the Tour at the COSÌ® restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street. Advance reservations recommended. 

Fall 2011 Special Events

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 is “Buy One, Get One Free” Night!  Buy one ticket at full price, and get a similar ticket free of charge (not valid on previous purchases and not valid with any other discounts or offers).

Saturday, October 15, 2011 is “Costume Night.” Come in costume and register to win cool prizes (no purchase necessary to win).

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About Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia is the city’s scariest haunted tour that visits more than 20 of Philadelphia's Frights & Sights on a 75-minute ghoulish outdoor walking adventure. The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour features haunted facts and folklore. Come see why the Los Angeles Times said, “Join the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour, a 75-minute walk to more than 20 historic and, supposedly, haunted sites, including Carpenters' Hall and Pine Street.”  The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour is a proud member of

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