Celebrate Halloween 2023 in Philly: Halloween Nights, Ghost Tours and More

September 19, 2023 | Around Town
Celebrate Halloween 2023 in Philly: Halloween Nights, Ghost Tours and More

Halloween is almost here and Philly is all set with spooky haunted houses and ghost tours to help locals hop into the season’s spirit. Here are three ways to experience Halloween and Philly’s spooky side this year.

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia

When: Sept. 22 through Nov. 11, 2023

Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, a striking gothic edifice, hosts “Halloween Nights.” Spread over 10 acres, it features five haunted houses, historic tours, live shows, themed bars, and more surprises. Catering to all, there are interactive scares, calm activities, and an exclusive speakeasy. Experience the thrill from Sept. 22 to Nov. 11, 2023. Learn more about Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary. 

Grim Philly Tours

Where: Tours begin outside visitor center on the corner of Market and N. 5th Streets.

When: Daily, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Discover Philadelphia’s top-rated History and Ghost Walking Tours, daily at 11am, 2pm, and a mature-audiences Dark Philly Tour at 8pm. Dive deeper on Saturdays with our True-Crime Tour. All guided by educated historians, many professors. Learn more on our award-winning Grim Philly Podcast. Covering major Revolutionary sites, we offer flexibility with free rescheduling. Contact us anytime and stay tuned to our podcast for added insights. Learn more about Grim Philly Tours.

Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tours of Philadelphia

Where: Tours depart from 325 Chestnut Street

When: Through Saturday, November 25, 2023 (Fridays and Saturdays)

Discover Philadelphia’s spooky side! Tour over 20 eerie sites, reliving haunted tales and folklore. Wander Old City’s cobblestones under moonlit skies, uncovering tales of Edgar Allan Poe and escapee Leo Callahan from Eastern State Penitentiary. Hear legends of Independence Hall ghosts, firsthand tales from Carpenters’ Hall, Benjamin Franklin’s dancing statue, and more. Plus, spot film locations from The Sixth Sense, National Treasure, and other thrillers. Learn more about Spirit of ‘76 Ghost Tours of Philly.