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October 31, 2013

Tonight Picks, Halloween Night Edition: Terror Behind The Walls, Halloween Nerd Nite At Frankford Hall, Trick-Or-Treating In Neighborhoods Across The City, Stratus Rooftop Lounge’s Prom Party, Halloween Dance Party And Movie Screening At The Trestle Inn And More

Calling all vampires, goblins, ghosts and ghouls, Halloween 2013 is upon us, and the city couldn’t be more abuzz with parties, creepy tours and family-friendly tricks-and-treats. So we hope you have your costume ready (!). First of all, for October 31, it’s pretty warm out which bodes very well for everything. With the thermometer flirting […]

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October 30, 2013

Tonight Picks, Mischief Night Edition: Ghost Tours At Laurel Hill Cemetery, Terror Behind The Walls, Lobster Month At Route 6 And More

The city is brimming with Halloween spirit as the celebration of spook quickly approaches. From ghost tours to haunted houses this evening is anything but scare-free. The night before Halloween calls for a creepy jaunt around Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls haunted house and an equally as creepy ghost walking tour around Laurel […]

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October 23, 2013

Tonight Picks: Get In The Halloween Spirit With The Witch Craft Beer Crawl On East Passyunk Avenue And Terror Behind The Walls, Plus The Philadelphia Film Festival And More

Halloween is right around the corner, and events slated for this evening are evidence of the excitement about the upcoming holiday. East Passyunk Avenue hosts a witch craft beer crawl (for an eerie $6.66 entry fee) complete with prizes, witch hats and major drink discounts at 14 participating bars and restaurants along the avenue. The […]

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December 18, 2012

New Year’s Eve In Philadelphia: Our Top Picks For Alternative New Year’s Eve Celebrations This December 31

Hard to believe, but New Year’s Eve is just two weeks away. As 2012 is about come to an end, Philadelphia is offering up plenty of New Year’s Eve activities to make sure you and 2013 get off to a good start. To ring in the new year, there will once again be two sets […]

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October 22, 2012

Halloween In Philadelphia: Our Top Picks For Celebrating Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31

Note: In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there’s a chance that some of the fright fests might no longer be happening or will be changing dates, so be sure to call and double-check before you head out that the event of your choice is still going down. You can also follow #OpenInPHL on Twitter. Whether […]

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October 17, 2012

Uwishunu’s Guide To Experiencing Haunted Philadelphia

Rumored haunted sites and eerie historical properties are not a hard thing to come by here in one of the oldest cities in the country. If you have an interest in the supernatural and don’t have a clue where to start, we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking to learn some local history, grab dinner […]

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October 16, 2012

Get Into The Halloween Spirit(s) With “Ghosthunting 101” At Elfreth’s Alley, Saturday Night, October 20

Think you have what it takes to be a ghost-hunter? The nation’s longest lived-on street is hosting a night of spirit seeking and paranormal investigating on Saturday night, October 20. Join the Elfreth’s Alley Museum and the Oakford Paranormal Society for a special investigation of the three-century-year-old alley. Get hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment led […]

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October 10, 2012

Halloween In Philadelphia 2012: Frightening Festivals, Terrifying Tours, Horrifying Haunted Houses And More

There’s no better place than Philadelphia if you’re in search of some of the most eccentric and authentic Halloween celebrations on offer anywhere. One of the oldest cities in the country doesn’t hold back on frightening encounters — this is considered one of the most haunted regions of North America. But whether you’re looking for […]

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April 24, 2012

Celebrate Witches’ Night Out At Grumblethorpe In Historic Germantown, Saturday, April 28

Ghost hunters everywhere know that we’re rapidly approaching Walpurgisnacht, or Witches’ Night Out, the age-old German holiday that marks the half way point to Halloween. To observe this supernatural celebration when paranormal spirits roam freely, Ghost Tours of Philadelphia is hosting a spine-chilling tour of Grumblethorpe Historic Site in Germantown on Saturday, April 28 at […]

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December 19, 2011

Take A New Year’s Eve Ghost Tour, With Eerie Lore, A Historic Mansion Tour And A Champagne Toast

Ghost Tours of Philadelphia is presenting the 2nd annual New Year’s Eve Ghost Tour at the Powel House, long considered one of the most haunted homes in Society Hill. This entertaining evening (so popular last year that they’ve added an additional tour, on December 30) comes complete with a mysterious candlelight tour of the colonial-era […]

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