WHEN: Friday, June 13, 2008 at 7:30 PM

WHAT: Overcome your fear of Friday the 13th! The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour, Philadelphia’s best ghost tour, invites you to defy superstition this Friday the 13th. During the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour (7:30 PM – 8:45 PM), guests may have the opportunity to challenge superstition by spilling salt, passing someone on a staircase, stepping on a sidewalk crack, picking up a coin tail side up, crossing paths with a black cat and more!

Guests can participate in Friday the 13th Trivia to win a FREE “Jason” hockey mask.

WHO: “Jason” from Friday the 13th, The Grim Reaper and more!

WHERE: Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour – meets at the COSÌ® restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street (corner of 4th & Chestnut), Philadelphia, PA 19106.

DETAILS: 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!
    Tickets cost $17.50 Per Adult and $12.50 Per Child (ages 3-12).

Video footage and photography opportunities of costumed characters, such as the Grim Reaper and Jason from Friday the 13th, available on site. High-resolution photographs are available for media usage at http://www.spiritsof76.com/press.php .


The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia is the city’s scariest 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. 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. For more information on the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour, please visit www.Spiritsof76.com or call 215.525.1776.