Philadelphia August 06, 2017
These 8 Places In Philadelphia Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the country, and with such a storied history, it’s easy to understand why so many Philadelphia landmarks are said to be haunted. Check out these spooky spots where you just might run into a spirit – if you dare visit after dark.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. The General Wayne Inn
The General Wayne Inn, located in Merion, was built in 1704. For decades, it was reported that the ghosts of Hessian soldiers slayed at this Inn walked the halls, and the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe (who loved the General Wayne Inn) has been known to make an appearance. The building was once investigated on the TV show "Unsolved Mysteries" after the co-owner murdered his business partner and his girlfriend committed suicide. To this day, the General Wayne Inn is the site of creepy happenings, though it currently houses a synagogue.
625 Montgomery Ave. Merion, PA
2. Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park is one of the original squares designated by William Penn when the city was founded. Colonial ghosts are often seen crossing the park at night and wandering the streets that surround it. If you listen carefully, when all is quiet, you might hear screams, the sound of chains, and other creepy noises coming from the grounds.
210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA
3. Laurel Hill Cemetery
Laurel Hill Cemetery is proud of their paranormal presence, and even host ghost hunting investigations for those who are brave enough to try to find a spirit here. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in the country and despite the lovely view, you can't help but get the chills when you stroll through the gravestones.
3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA
4. Eastern State Penetentiary
Eastern State is perhaps the best known haunted spot in Philly. After all, each autumn it becomes a gigantic haunted attraction that will scare even the bravest souls. When it opened, it was a world-class penetentiary and held several infamous criminals over the years, including Slick Willie Sutton and Al Capone. Like many prisons of the era, the treatment of prisoners here was truly terrible, and perhaps that's the reason so many of them still haunt the halls.
2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA
This Germantown mansion's name sounds like it's straight out of a Harry Potter book, it was established long ago in 1744. Most of the Battle of Germantown was fought around the estate, and there are still blood stains from a British general in the front parlor. During the yellow fever pandemic, the family who lived here rarely left the grounds and kept a young orphan girl here as well. She is said to haunt the grounds, along with many of the soldiers who perished in battle.
5267 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
6. Cliveden Manor
Just a mile from Grumblethorpe is the Benjamin Chew House, also known as Cliveden Manor. While it is currently a history museum, it was once a part of the battlefield in Germantown. It is widely known to be haunted by those killed in battle or by soldiers otherwise crazed by the events of war. One such ghost is an old woman who searches for her head, which was chopped off by one of the Continental soldiers.
6401 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
7. City Tavern
City Tavern, one of the oldest bars in America, is haunted by a young bride who met her demise in a fire that ripped through the building in 1954. She is known to appear in guests' photos - you can see them hanging in the restaurant - and people enjoying dinner here have spotted her for themselves.
138 S 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA
8. Fort Mifflin
Fort Mifflin is the largest intact Revolutionary War battlefield. It's regarded as one of the most haunted places in America and has been featured on ghost-hunting TV shows several times. Not only can you participate in paranormal investigations here, but they also host creepy candlight ghost tours, and visitors are
invited to spend the night
throughout the month of October - could you do it?
6400 Hog Island Rd. Philadelphia, PA
Of course, many other ghosts have been spotted in historic spots like Independence Hall and most of Old City. You may have even had a run in with one yourself (check your photos for orbs!) and barely noticed it. What’s your favorite haunted spot in the city? Would you be brave enough to wander through Fort Mifflin in the dark?