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Philly Ghost Tour

Want a side of spook with that Philly cheesesteak? Say no more! Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours is here to bring out the frights in Philadelphia!

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Why You Need to Take Our Philly Ghost Tour

We offer the best ghost tours in the country, so don’t keep these colonial-era spirits waiting! Our tour guides are Philadelphia locals, and they know the city’s history like the back of their hands. They’ve even had some supernatural experiences of their own! Our ghost tours are exciting, informative, and most of all, authentic! There’s nobody in a cheap costume sneaking up behind you for a cheap thrill. We rely on the real haunted aura of Philly to get those juices flowing. So what are you waiting for? Book a Philadelphia ghost tour today!

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Five Stars

Went for a date night with my husband. So fun, informative, and intimate (the crowd was small so you could hear and interact). And our tour guide was ...

05.19.24
Amanda Garcia
 

Five Stars

Clara was amazing! She put her own flare into every story. She was full of historical information and was very entertaining. I would highly recommend ...

05.18.24
Tonya Baker
 

Five Stars

Clare was a terrific guide with terrific stories. We all had a wonderful time.

05.04.24
Ila Owers
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Why is Philadelphia So Haunted?

Long before Rocky ran up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the area was inhabited by the Lenape tribe, who occupied a small village on the Delaware River. The Europeans arrived in the 17th century, and the area quickly became an important hub for the new colonists. As tensions with the British grew, Philadelphia’s central location made it an ideal flashpoint for American revolutionaries.

 

The city served as the capital of the US for a time until Washington DC was established in 1800. Later on, Philly became a hub for European immigrants and African Americans who migrated from the South. The city was a major global destination, being home to the Pennsylvania Railroad and hosting the first World’s Fair in the United States.

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Lizzie Borden Tour

Today, Philadelphia is known for being the home of America’s Founding Fathers, but that’s not all that rests in the City of Brotherly Love. As it turns out, Philly is crawling with ghosts and ghouls! Pay a visit to the Baleroy Mansion in Chestnut Hill, which is voted one of the most haunted homes in America. In the span of just two weeks, two people were found dead in the house under mysterious circumstances.

Even though Philly is an excellent place to hang out, it’s no walk in the park! So don’t spend another day wondering what kinds of haunts lurk around town. Book your Philadelphia ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours today!

Why should you tour with us?

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You want an otherworldly adventure

The trees cast a different kind of shadow when you walk through Philadelphia at night, making you wonder if ghosts really do stalk the darkness and if evil lurks in the Liberty Bell. Take a walk through haunted parks and burial grounds. Watch for movement in the midnight lighting on fountains and city streets. Feel the wind of mystery as you embark on an eerie adventure of haunted Philadelphia.

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You've done the history tours; now you're ready for something darker

American history comes to life in Philadelphia during the day, with a steady stream of tourists visiting monuments to American heroes, founding fathers, and Revolutionary War soldiers. After you’ve seen the monuments, investigate the soul-chilling stories behind some of America’s most famous figures and see places where their ghosts still roam, obsessed with finishing their life’s work.

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It's your turn to plan date night

Horror goes together with cuddling like wine pairs with cheese. It’s no secret that a daring, adrenaline-laced adventure could spark romance and intrigue. Take your date on a walking tour of historic, haunted Philadelphia and create lasting memories that will keep both of you up late into the night.

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You want to uncover the dark side of Philadelphia

Walking through a city is the best way to learn about its culture, architecture, and overall personality. Put your feet on the pavement to feel the heartbeat of Philadelphia and really learn what this city is all about. When you take a walking tour of haunted Philadelphia with us, not only do you get to explore the streets, you get to learn spine-tingling tales of a tragic history that has left many ghosts in its wake.

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You're fascinated by the otherworldly

Moonlit walks through a ghost-ridden graveyard can be thrilling, engaging, and romantic. If you love a spine-chilling tale of tragedy and trapped souls, embark on a haunted adventure with us in Philadelphia. Learn about the ghosts of American history that still stalk these streets and the condemned souls that still haunt burial grounds where they were laid to rest.

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You need a break from your day in Amish Country

Handmade soaps and home goods, delicious kinds of butter and baked goods, and quaint examples of a quiet and dedicated life are all that make Amish Country unique and special. After you’ve spent the day admiring handmade quilts and sampling hand-churned butter, spice up your visit with a walk on the darker side of Philadelphia. Investigate tragic and gruesome tales of the City of Brotherly Love.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN PHILADELPHIA, PA

Bishop White House

During the daytime, the Bishop White House is just one of many historical landmarks to visit. However, things become more creepy as the sun goes down. People can visit the site and experience some creepy vibes. Built in 1787, the Bishop White House served as a church for several years. Today, people claim male and female ghosts, along with a mysterious cat, haunt the premises.

Old St. Joseph's Church

While churches are a place of worship for many, they tend to have some scary backstories. The Old St. Joseph's Church is no exception. It’s the oldest Roman Catholic church in all of Philadelphia and perhaps in the United States. It’s a prime spot for ghost lovers, as several people claim to have seen some spirits lurking around the church’s grounds.

St. Mary's Church & Cemetery

Nothing seems more haunted than a cemetery. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, you can’t deny that touring a cemetery at night is exceptionally creepy. We deliver that creepy thrill by taking our tour guests to the St. Mary's Church & Cemetery. You can walk the grounds and read the headstones of some famous historical figures, including soldiers from the Revolutionary War.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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