Ghost Tours of Philadelphia departs from Signers Garden at jct. 5th and Chestnut sts.; tickets can be purchased at Ben and Betsy's Gift Shop at 401 Chestnut St. and from the Independence Visitor Center at jct. 6th and Market sts. This 90-minute candlelight walking tour through Society Hill, Old City and Independence National Historical Park takes visitors past places that are said to be haunted and includes a number of ghost stories. Stops on the route include Independence Hall, Washington Square and the cemetery at St. Peter's Church. Along the way you'll hear about early American history, folklore, and maybe even about Edgar Allan Poe's time in Philadelphia. Other tours also are offered on a more limited basis; phone for details.
The tour does not include the interiors of any of the buildings.
$17; $10 (ages 4-12). With advance reservations $15; $10 (ages 4-12). Reservations are recommended.
Save $2 on adult tickets.
Hours: Tours depart daily at 7:30 (also Thurs.-Sat. at 9:30), July-Aug.; daily at 7:30 (also Fri.-Sat. at 9:30), in June and Oct.; daily at 7:30 (also Sat. at 9:30) in Sept.; daily at 7:30, Apr.-May; Fri.-Sat. at 7:30, in Mar. and Nov. Visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.