Philly Frights: History After Dark

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October is finally here and with the recent cold weather it’s really starting to feel like fall.  Over the next couple of weeks, Halloween stores will begin popping up as people get excited about costumes and trick or treating.  In the weeks leading up to Halloween, there are many ways to get into the holiday spirit!  Philadelphia is a historic town with a chilling past.  Experience the haunted history of Philadelphia through tours, haunted houses and famous cemeteries that are guaranteed to give you a fright.

Ghost Tours of Philadelphia
When: 7:30pm nightly, additional 9:30pm tour Fridays & Saturdays through October
Where: Tours departs from Signers’ Garden at 5th & Chestnut
Cost: $17 Adults $10 Ages 4-12 for 75-90 minute tour
More info: http://www.ghosttour.com/philadelphia.html

Ghost Tour

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Eastern State Penitentiary
Daily Tours
When: Prison tours daily 10am-5pm
Where: 22nd & Fairmount Avenue
Cost: Adults $14 Seniors $12 Students & Kids $10
More info: http://www.easternstate.org/home

Eastern State

Terror Behind the Walls
When: 6:30pm-12:30am – days vary
Where: 22nd & Fairmount Avenue
Cost: $13-$45 depending on time
More info: http://www.easternstate.org/halloween

Terror Behind The Walls

Photo cred Ricky Brigante-Flickr

Christ Church in Philadelphia Burial Ground
When: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm March-November, Guided Tour – 11am-3:30pm
Where: 20 North American Street
Cost: Admission – $1 Children $2 Adults, Guided Tour – $3 Children $7 Adults
More Info: http://www.christchurchphila.org/Historic-Christ-Church/Burial-Ground/59/

 

Christ Church Burial Ground

Photo cred Brad Hagan-Flickr