One of the greatest joys of the Autumn 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 Penitentary'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!
Only the brave need apply for this overnight Hallo-weekend event! Sleep with the Ghosts invites you to spend the night exploring the hallowed halls of the historic Fort Mifflin on the Delaware. Learn the stories, the myths and the mysteries behind Fort Mifflin as you embark on an all-night paranormal journey. Sleep if you dare!
Known for their out-of-the-ordinary city scavenger hunts, Watson Adventures is back with this spook-tacular night out on the town! Haunted Philadelphia takes you through all of the city's historic past, from Washington Square to Independence Hall to learn all about those who've been there before, and some who maybe never left!
More risqué ghost tours are the focus of Grim Philly’s social walking ghost tours, Cemetery, Serial killers, Blood and Beer! and Vampires, Sex, Ghosts!... and So Much More. Find out more on why Grim Philly was voted the Best City Tour, as well as preview Anthony Bourdain’s tour during The Layover.