A ghostly visitor, an ethereal woman, a dark figure...why do these spirits haunt the Physick House, home of the "father of American surgery"?
Whose restless spirits haunt the Strangers' Burial Ground, better known today as Washington Square?
Do the ghosts of Peggy Shippen, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Eliza Powel still roam the elegant rooms of the Powel House, home of Philly's "Patriot Mayor"?
Push aside the cobwebs of haunted Philadelphia and step inside a haunted Society Hill mansion for ghostly tales of mystery and intrigue! This special Ghost Tour begins outside, with visits to the Strangers Burial Ground and other haunted hotspots, and ends with an indoor tour of either the Powel House or the Physick House, colonial-era mansions in Society Hill. Both sites are said to be haunted, with strange and unexplainable experiences reported for over 70 years. The tour includes the use of EMF meters (electromagnetic field meters) for the curious ghost hunter.
Tours depart from Signers' Garden at 5th & Chestnut Streets
Tours last 75-90 minutes and end at either the Powel House (3rd and Walnut Sts) or the Physick House (4th and Pine Sts), depending on tour schedule.
$22 per person (ages 13 & up only)
Tickets are limited and advanced ticket purchase is required
Call 215-413-1997 or purchase tickets now >
When you purchase tickets online or over the phone, your name will automatically be added to the tour reservation list. Just show up to Signers Garden with ID, and the tour guide will check you in. A portion of proceeds benefits PhilaLandmarks.
The Ghosts of the Mansion Tour schedule is posted month-to-month.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm - includes Powel House
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 8:00 pm - includes Physick House
Additional tour times will be added as needed. Please call 215-413-1997 if tickets are unavailable online or to inquire about a date not on the schedule.