Love is one of the classic ingredients of a good ghost story, and Philadelphia’s haunted history holds many ghostly sagas of love and betrayal. This Valentine's Day, discover haunting love stories and the ghosts they leave behind on the 9th annual Valentine's Ghost Tour of Philadelphia!
With ghostly tales of romance, passion, heartbreak, and scandal, the Valentine’s Ghost Tour is a 75 minute candlelight walking tour that includes stops at haunted burial grounds and historic sites, as well as a tour inside a hauntingly beautiful Society Hill mansion.
$22 per person (ages 13 & up only)
Tickets are limited and advanced ticket purchase is required
Call 215-413-1997 or book now >
Friday, February 9, 2018 ~ includes indoor tour of Physick House
Saturday, February 10, 2018 ~ includes indoor tour of Physick House
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 ~ includes indoor tour of Powel House
The first tour starts at 7:00 pm and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Additional times will be added as needed.
The tour begins at the Powel House, 244 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 (on 3rd between Spruce and Walnut)
The Valentine's Ghost Tour is a candlelight walking tour that winds through the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, ending with an indoor tour of the Physick House or Powel House, both historic mansions with haunting pasts and reports of ghostly activity.
The first half of the tour takes you past burial grounds and historic sites with ghost stories that show love in its many manifestations, from the cold-hearted to the heartwarming.
If you choose the Physick House tour (2/9 or 2/10), the last half of the tour will take you inside the home of the "Father of the American surgery." Dr. Physick pioneered many surgical techniques and stayed in Philadelphia during the Yellow Fever Epidemic to care for the sick. Ongoing supernatural experiences, attributed to two different spirits, occur at the estate.
If you choose the Powel House tour (2/14), the last half of the tour will take you inside the mansion that was once inhabited by the Revolutionary era mayor of Philadelphia who hosted lavish parties for the rich and famous. Ghostly sightings and paranormal experiences are frequent at the mansion. It is believed to be haunted by at least three spirits, and ghostly echoes from the Powels’ time period are often heard.
A portion of proceeds benefits the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, the non-profit that maintains these sites.
- "A twist on the traditional romantic evening that gets you out exploring the city and cuddling up to your date" - Visit Philly
- "If you're looking for something creative to do...take this to heart" - Delco Times
- "For the adventure seekers...Love isn't always pretty" - philly.com
- "A unique way to spend Valentine's Day" - Times Herald