One of the greatest joys of the fall season is having an entire month to embrace all things spooky. October is for cider, changing leaves and getting closer to the "other side."
Philadelphia's historical past makes it the perfect place for the supernatural and we have the haunted attractions to prove it! This list is for the haunts and the brave humans who love them. We've got your ultimate guide to haunted houses, late-night ghost tours and spooky hayrides galore!
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Brace yourself for Philly's all-time scariest attraction Terror Behind the Walls! America's largest haunted house is back for another season of scaring the pants off of thrill seekers everywhere. If you love the macabre, then Eastern State Penitentiary's annual event is the place to be; Terror Behind the Walls has been named #1 in the nation by Forbes Magazine, has been featured on NBC's Today Show and the Penitentary has been featured on an episode of Syfy's Ghost Hunters. Travel through the hallowed halls of the old prison with the likes of zombies, ghosts and more with six different attractions to choose from - all for one price! If being scared is your thing, then you can't miss this!
All aboard the haunted Olympia battleship for a unique ghost tour of the creepy nooks and crannies of this historic wartime relic! Hear haunting tales from the high seas, from murder and suicide to the grisly death of "Gunner" Johnson, the ship’s most famous ghost. Whispers of ghostly activity stretch all the way back to 1895 when the ship was first commissioned as the "Queen of the Pacific." Since then, reports of disappearing apparitions, ghostly voices, and otherworldly activity have haunted this ship, which is the last of its kind. Enjoy this spirited tour of the haunted and historic Olympia, docked along the Delaware River waterfront at Penn's Landing!
Spend an evening with the spirits of Fort Mifflin...if you dare! Sleep With the Ghosts is back again for another Hallo-weekend to spook you to sleep (not that you'll be doing too much sleeping here!). Guests will have the whole night to explore the entire Fort Mifflin grounds on a real-life paranormal investigation; learn about the history of Fort Mifflin, both haunted and non-haunted. This is not an event for the lighthearted!
If being scared for scared sake isn't your forte, try something new with Chew Philly! Finally, a ghost tour that won't leave you too shaken. Join Chew Philly on a quest across the city sampling delicious food, and even better ghost stories. You'll leave full, and well-informed (and with a gift bag!)!
Become a paranormal professional with the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia! One of the city's most premier tours over the past 20 years, Ghost Tour of Philadelphia is bound to have something for the Hallo-lover in all of us. Explore the historic streets of Old City and Society Hill where Philadelphia's past still haunts; learn about the Jersey Devil urban legend, Alexander Hamilton's ghost at First Bank, as well as some brand new stories added for this year's tour!