Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – October 21, 2008 – The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour, Philly’s Best Ghost Tour, announced its new VIP Ghost Hunt. Are you looking for a truly unique experience? Do you want to get up close and personal with some ghosts and ghouls? Our Ghost Hunters will take you on a private expedition using ghost hunting equipment such as EMF Detectors, infrared thermometers and other paranormal detection equipment.

When you dare to take the Spirits of ‘76 VIP Ghost Hunt, you will use professional ghost hunting equipment to detect the spirits’ presence. We invite you to explore one of the newest and most unique activities in Philadelphia.

Prices for the new Spirits of ’76 VIP Ghost Hunt start at $275.00 for a 90-minute private ghost hunt with up to 6 people. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 215.525.1776 or emailing

Will you hear the footsteps at Bishop White House, or see the spirits wandering around Commodore John Barry’s burial site in St. Mary’s Cemetery? We will hunt for the signs and sounds of Philadelphia’s haunted inhabitants and maybe even capture their images on camera.

The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour also offers regularly scheduled public tours that are “1 Part History, 2 Parts Haunt!” Guests will visit more than 20 scary sites to hear Philadelphia’s haunted facts and folklore. 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, Carpenters' Hall and paranormal Pine Street.
  • Haunted Movie Sets - See famous film locations from thrillers such as Shooter, National Treasure and more!

Tickets for the 75-minute public tour 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 sold each evening before the Tour at the COSÌ® restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street (4th & Chestnut Streets) in Philadelphia.

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 ghoulish outdoor walking adventure. The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour offers various tours: 1) Public tours from March-November; 2) Private/group tours year-round with advance reservations and 3) Private VIP Ghost Hunts year-round with advance reservations. 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.” For more information, please visit .

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