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Love is one of the classic ingredients of a good ghost story, and Philadelphia’s haunted history holds many ghostly sagas of love and betrayal. This Valentine's Day, explore the amorous secrets of Philly's lovelorn past, and discover haunting love stories and the ghosts they leave behind!


With ghostly tales of romance, passion, heartbreak, and scandal, the 8th annual Valentine’s Ghost Tour of Philadelphia is a 75 minute candlelight walking tour that includes stops at haunted burial grounds and historic sites, as well as a tour inside a hauntingly beautiful Society Hill mansion with a legacy of love and loss.


Tours begin and end at the Powel House, 244 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


The first tour starts at 7:00 pm and lasts approximately 75 minutes. Additional tour times will be added as needed.


View available tour times and purchase tickets>


Or call 215-413-1997 to inquire by phone.

Tickets & Reservations

$22 per person (ages 13 & up only)

Tickets are limited and advanced ticket purchase is required

Call 215-413-1997 or purchase tickets now >

Useful Information

In addition to street parking, Septa, and Patco, there are a number of parking garages nearby: 125 S. 2nd St, 36 S. 2nd St, 21 S. 3rd St, and 400 Ranstead St.

When you purchase tickets online or over the phone, your name will automatically be added to the tour reservation list. Just show up to the Powel House with ID, and the tour guide will check you in.


A portion of proceeds benefits PhilaLandmarks, the nonprofit organization that maintains the Powel House.

More about the Tour

The Valentine's Ghost Tour is a candlelight walking tour that winds through the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, ending with an indoor tour of a 1700s mansion known as the Powel House. The first half of the tour includes ghost stories that show love in its many manifestations, from the cold-hearted to the heartwarming. The last half of the tour takes place inside the Powel House, which was once inhabited by the first mayor of Philadelphia who hosted lavish parties for the rich and famous. Ghostly sightings and paranormal experiences are frequent at the mansion. It is believed to be haunted by at least three female spirits, and ghostly echoes from the Powels’ time period are often heard. Join us for a unique and memorable way to celebrate Valentine's Day!


- "A twist on the traditional romantic evening that gets you out exploring the city and cuddling up to your date" - Visit Philly

- "If you're looking for something creative to do...take this to heart" - Delco Times

- "For the adventure seekers...Love isn't always pretty" - philly.com

- A unique way to spend Valentine's Day" - Times Herald