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!
Learn about the haunted ins and outs of Philly with this all-year ghost tour! One part haunting and one part historical journey, Grim Philly offers this and many other opportunities to explore the darker side of the city. Vampires, Sex & Ghosts takes visitors through the scandals and supernatural oddities from the Liberty Bell to the home of Alexander Hamilton. Zombies, ghosts and other beings of the undead are all on the table at this fun, grown-up ghost tour.
Join the people behind Ghost Tour of Philadelphia for a spooky walkthrough of Powel House, a historic mansion in the Society Hill area of Center City. The Powel House has a long history of being haunted, with many strange and unusual occurrences having been reported for more than 70 years. Guests will get to explore this, along with visits to the Strangers Burial Ground and other local haunted landmarks. A portion of proceeds from this tour benefit the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.
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!