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Founding Phantoms Adult's Only Walking Tour
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Founding Phantoms Adult's Only Walking Tour

By Ghost City Tours Philadelphia
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 16-100, max of 9 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • 850 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    You will meet your spooktacular tour guide at Starman in the Ancient Garden. It's directly across the street from Walnut Street Theatre and beside a medical building.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 313545P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • 850 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
      You will meet your spooktacular tour guide at Starman in the Ancient Garden. It's directly across the street from Walnut Street Theatre and beside a medical building.
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    • Ghost City Tours Philadelphia
      173
      United States
      Joined in June 2021
    • Catherine M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super Guide…Lots of Great History!
      There was walking, but not too much at any one time. Our guide, Claire, was friendly, extremely informative, willing to take questions and had a great sense of humor. She let us know what we were looking at in terms of sightings, left our group intrigued.
      Written 9 July 2024
    • 870asherf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great time had by all !!
      Awesome tour! Our tour guide Josh Boelsche was very entertaining, informative, and a very fun personality. We had lots of fun and were very engaging with each stop on the tour. This tour went far beyond our expectations. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested.
      Written 3 July 2024
    • EevaK2
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect way to spend a summer evening exploring the historic district
      That was a great tour! Claire was knowledgeable and full of ghost stories. The kids (both under 11) enjoyed it as much as we did. Claire is also very considerate and found nice places for her tour goers to sit at each stop along the walk . Would definitely recommend to our friends and family who visit Philly!
      Written 29 June 2024
    • paulcJ3847GT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun time learning some of the history of Philadelphia
      The guides were very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the history of the buildings along with some ghost stories. Definitely worth doing if looking for a fun night activity.
      Written 27 June 2024
    • MarieMC38711
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ghost tour
      Claire and Juda were fun and learned so much from them! A lot of cool ghost stories, but a lot of very interesting history that I was not familiar with. Would reccommend everyone trying this tour.
      Written 27 June 2024
    • R5015TNgloriac
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous!
      Fabulous! Our family loves a good ghost tour! This one was great! Very good at weaving in the history of the city as well! John was very welcoming, and so knowledgeable :-)
      Written 11 June 2024
    • K2067RCbradw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice balance between history and ghost stories
      Really enjoyed the tour and Jonathan was a great tour guide. Nice mix of history and ghost stories. Lots of interesting facts were shared that I had never heard before and I consider myself a semi-history buff. Would recommend
      Written 10 June 2024
    • U2746DXcharlest
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Tour
      Ghosts of Philly tour was fantastic. Roux is an exceptional tour guide who presented a plethora of history with a nice mix of paranormal activity that comes with many of old Philadelphia sites.
      Written 26 May 2024
    • 757tessc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      great tour!
      Amazing tour!! Our guide Jonathan was excellent! Really knowledgeable, conversational, and fun! I learned so much and had a great time - highly recommend this tour, especially if Jonathan is your guide!!!
      Written 17 April 2024
    • R9206CCbrettr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AWESOME Tour by Jonathon
      Went on this tour expecting to hear some spooky stories about Philly and got so much more. Jonathon was incredibly knowledgable about not only the supernatural, but also about the history of Philly! I learned so much I didn't know and had a lovely walk around Old City. The tour went by so quickly and I learned so many awesome fun facts. Such a great way to see a part of Philly in a new way, 10/10 definitely recommend for Philadelphians and tourists alike
      Written 16 April 2024
    • emilytX4326ZQ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best of both worlds: full of history and a little spooky!
      I learned so much on this tour even after living in philadelphia for almost 10 years! My tour guide Jonathan was kind, funny, and very knowledgeable about Philadelphia history and supernatural activity. 10/10 recommend this tour and it is great for folks of all ages!
      Written 16 April 2024
    • shauncB1660YL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Philadelphia Ghost Tour
      Claire provided our group with an amazing tour! Not only is she a great ghost story teller, her knowledge on the history of Philadelphia is second to none. Thank you for making this trip to Philadelphia a wonderful experience.
      Written 14 April 2024
    • rachelcQ8271CW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour guide
      Our tour guide Claire was very knowledgeable about the history of Philadelphia and the ghost that haunt its many locations. She made it a very fun and interesting tour that we enjoyed very much. We will surely be doing another tour soon.
      Written 14 April 2024
    • L2050RDsophiac
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Considerate Guides & Surprising History
      Very knowledgeable guide - enjoyed the depth of historical information! In particular, I appreciated how we visited sites outside of the main area by Independence Hall, such as Bishop William White’s house, to learn about some lesser known figures.
      Written 7 April 2024
    • Climber53627019369
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Entertaining and informative
      Great tour. Everyone learned about the history of Philadelphia and was very entertained. Our group had three teenagers (13-19) and it held their interest for cose to two hours.
      Written 3 April 2024
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    Beni D
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    This is my second tour with Ghost City Tours (in two cities now). The first tour I went on had no ghost stories, I mentioned this in a review and was told that to get ghost stories you had to book a 9 pm adults only tour. So I decide while in Philadelphia to book the 9 pm ghost tour through Ghost City Tours. However, once again it was all history with no ghost stories. Our guide talked for upwards of 20 minutes at each stop on the history of each location and then say "and sometimes we see shadows here" and then walk to the next stop. I wouldn't recommend using Ghost City Tours for this reason, it is just not a ghost tour.
    Written 24 October 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    It’s extremely unfortunate your guide provided you with this type of tour. It is completely unacceptable, and we assure you that is not the standard we set at our company. We appreciate all feedback, and we assure you we will use this for future tour improvement.
    Written 20 November 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Lydia M
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    First of all, I was very excited to go on a ghost tour as I had never been on one before. Unfortunately, I was severely disappointed. We had some trouble parking so we called the phone number they gave us to let them know we were running late. What I didn't know was that the number connected me to the company, not the tour guide. We asked them to reach out to the tour guide but the tour guide never responded. The company gave us several locations as to where they might be so we spent the night running around the city in the rain. I understand that we were a couple minutes late but they definitely could have been more accommodating and given us some way to contact the tour guide. Additionally, we received no refund. Overall, it was a very unpleasant experience. Definitely would not recommend.
    Written 21 September 2023
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    We are very sorry to hear about your Negative experience, Here at GCT we strive for the best experiences for our guests! We would love for you to return for any of our tours. We GREATLY appreciate your feedback!
    Written 25 November 2023
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    Tony H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021 • Friends
    We loved the amount of information that Aylish gave us, how she made it theatrical and really brought the history straight to us. The tour was both a good history lesson and entertaining. Definitely want to emphasis how much we loved Aylish!
    Written 29 September 2021
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    We always love to hear when our guides can educate and entertain at the same time. Thank you so much!
    Written 1 October 2021
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    Anne J
    Philadelphia, PA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    Tour guide Aylish was really awesome, you could tell he knew his stuff and really loved telling us the stories. Also did a fantastic job fielding our super random questions; it was only four of us but he made the intimate experience super fun. Excellent job!!
    Written 25 September 2022
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    Ruth S
    4 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    Unfortunately we did not have a good experience on this tour. It was Brenda's first time and while she was assisted by her boss/co-worker, it just didn't work. Everyone has to start somewhere and I do hope she gets better, but we were quite frustrated given that we spent our evening on this, not to mention paid full price. I know people likely would never choose to tour with a newbie, but some possibly would for a cheaper rate. We should by no means have paid money for this. Brenda walked way too fast and was clearly very nervous. She continuously asked if we were scared (we weren't) and talked about herself and how she sees ghosts, none of which seemed authentic. She knew her information but it was her delivery that ruined it. She also mentioned tipping at least 4 times which we found extremely unprofessional. People know to tip and they will if it's warranted.
    Written 30 July 2023
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    We are very sorry to hear about your Negative experience, Here at GCT we strive for the best experiences for our guests! We would love for you to return for any of our tours. We GREATLY appreciate your feedback!
    Written 25 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Hilary G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Business
    We had Josh as our tour guide, and he was excellent! I really like tour guides who give accurate, researched history. He knew so much about the places we stopped at but also was well versed in the history of the city, pointing out other (non ghostly) buildings and sights as we went between locations. Great tour—great guide!
    Written 23 May 2024
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    Maria M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2024 • Family
    Josh was a fantastic guide! He was so knowledgeable about the city and its history that we were able to ask lots of questions and learn even more than expected. He was funny, personable, and smart, and the tour flew past. Thank you for a great first night in Philadelphia - this exceeded our expectations!
    Written 4 July 2024
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    Rebecca C
    Windham, ME133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Friends
    This tour was so much fun, and we learned a LOT about Philadelphia history! Josh was an outstanding tour guide and storyteller. He went out of his way to make sure we had the best experience possible, and gave us some great tips for navigating the city during our stay. We are definitely spreading the word about this excellent tour with the many people who are part of the conference we're attending. Thanks, Josh!
    Written 1 July 2024
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    Christopher E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    My wife and I try to take a ghost tour on every vacation we go on. It’s just such a fun way to get a lay of the land and find fun things to go see when the sun comes up. Kayla, our guide, was awesome! She was kind, knowledgeable and gave awesome recommendations for how to have a good time and a great meal after the tour. Meet up location was easy to find and not scary, and we learned a ton of crazy stuff….there’s bodies everywhere in this town.
    Written 8 August 2022
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    Joseph M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Couples
    Ghost tour was awesome. Aylish our Tour guide was very animated and told the stories so well that I was able to really pay attention and wanted to learn more. I learned a lot about some of the untold stories of Philly when usually when doing a ghost tour I lose interest. Definitely recommended if you are in the Philly area
    Written 31 August 2021
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    That's awesome! Thanks for letting us know! We really appreciate you recommending us.
    Written 6 September 2021
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