For those looking to get a sample of what to expect on your Haunted Philadelphia tour, here’s a sneak peek of some of our stops:
Washington Square is one of five city squares that William Penn created while designing the layout of Philadelphia in 1682. When William Penn envisioned Philadelphia, he saw a busy, orderly, and green town. However, in contrast to the beautiful park setting you see today, in its early years, Washington Square was primarily used as a burial ground. Come learn more about the spirits that haunt this site and learn the legend behind the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.”
The Liberty Bell over time has become a symbol of American freedom. The Liberty Bell weighs over 2,000 pounds and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States. However, the Liberty Bell is really famous for its crack, which doomed the bell from ringing ever again. Some would say that it’s a good thing that the bell no longer rings, as the loud, lingering sounds of the bell was said to have caused people to go mad, hearing the ringing of the bell in their minds all day long. Learn more about the curse placed upon the bell and how it’s possessed a few of Philadelphia’s residents.
The Bank was established in 1791 by the legendary Alexander Hamilton, and it’s his ghost that still haunts this building to this day, though there have been many attempts to rid this place of his stubborn ghost. Hamilton was so active in this bank, that when the bank reopened after the remodeling in 1902, a priest was brought in to bless the building in an attempt to rid it of Hamilton’s spirit! Many think Hamilton chooses to haunt the bank he created due to the fact that he left behind a tragic amount of debt for his wife.