Haunted Places in Philadelphia, PA

Along Allens Lane, it is believed a headless horseman from the American Revolutionary War rides on foggy nights carrying his severed head.
Baleroy Mansion in Chestnut Hill is said to be haunted by at least seven ghosts that appear as full body apparitions and as poltergeist activity, sometimes as ectoplasm. One chair is said to be cursed and those that sit in it die shortly afterward. The ghost of Thomas Jefferson reportedly haunts the dining room, standing beside a tall clock.
It is suggested the Betsy Ross House is haunted by the spirit of its namesake.
Visitors to the Bishop White House claim to see the ghosts of an elderly housekeeper on the first floor, a meowing cat, and a tall, thin man on the third floor.
At the grave of Benjamin Franklin at Christ Church, visitors leave pennies because of the founding father’s quote, “A penny saved is twopence dear.” However, visitors have also reported being struck by pennies near the grave by an unseen force.
City Tavern is said to be haunted by a waiter and young bride.
Cliveden Manor is believed to be haunted by Continental soldiers that died in the Battle of Germantown and a headless elderly woman searching her head severed by a crazed Continental.
Eastern State Penitentiary is reported to have apparitions, perhaps hundreds, walk its corridors. Infamous resident Al Capone was said to be haunted by the ghost of James Clark, slain under orders of Capone in the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre. The guard tower is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a guard. Cell Block 12 is credited as the site’s most haunted location featuring shadow mass figures.
The First National Bank is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Alexander Hamilton.
Grumblethorpe is believed to be haunted by James Agnew and Justinia, an orphan of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 that is accompanied by the smell of baked bread which was her passion in life.
The Hag of Pine Street is said to be an elder woman that died in her home on south Pine street between Sixth and Seventh streets in Philadelphia that haunts the area, either glaring out of her home’s window or yelling and swiping her cane at young people in the streets of Society Hill.
Claims persist of ghosts and paranormal mists that explore Independence Hall. People have claimed to see the spirits of Benedict Arnold and Benjamin Franklin.
Library Hall in Philadelphia features a statue of Benjamin Franklin where claims have it that the statue comes to life and dances in the streets. Further, it is said the founding father’s specter can be see in the facility with an armful of books and one woman claimed he pinched her rear end.
Pennsylvania Hospital reportedly has a statue of William Penn that occasionally, when under a full moon, descends its pedestal and walks the grounds
It is claimed that the Treehouse Building, The Pennrose Building, and the John Penn House at the Philadelphia Zoo experience paranormal activity including full body apparitions and poltergeist activity. The spirit of a woman in a long dress is said to be seen standing atop the main staircase of John Penn House.
It’s claimed Physick Mansion is haunted by the namesake’s wife, reportedly seen weeping in the yard near the site of her beloved tree that was chopped down shortly before her demise.
Powel House is said to be haunted by numerous spirits including the Marquis de La Fayette, Benedict Arnold and his wife Peggy, and Continental soldiers.
The cemetery of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is said to have a ghost seen standing over five unmarked graves of Indian chiefs consistently at 9 PM
The USS Olympia stationed as part of the Independence Seaport Museum reportedly has shadow figures, apparitions, and disembodied voices.
Washington Square is said to be haunted by the ghost of Leah, a Quaker woman that protected the thousands of graves therein from robbers in life.

Haunted Places in Philadelphia, PA

  • Along Allens Lane, it is believed a headless horseman from the American Revolutionary War rides on foggy nights carrying his severed head.
  • Baleroy Mansion in Chestnut Hill is said to be haunted by at least seven ghosts that appear as full body apparitions and as poltergeist activity, sometimes as ectoplasm. One chair is said to be cursed and those that sit in it die shortly afterward. The ghost of Thomas Jefferson reportedly haunts the dining room, standing beside a tall clock.
  • It is suggested the Betsy Ross House is haunted by the spirit of its namesake.
  • Visitors to the Bishop White House claim to see the ghosts of an elderly housekeeper on the first floor, a meowing cat, and a tall, thin man on the third floor.
  • At the grave of Benjamin Franklin at Christ Church, visitors leave pennies because of the founding father’s quote, “A penny saved is twopence dear.” However, visitors have also reported being struck by pennies near the grave by an unseen force.
  • City Tavern is said to be haunted by a waiter and young bride.
  • Cliveden Manor is believed to be haunted by Continental soldiers that died in the Battle of Germantown and a headless elderly woman searching her head severed by a crazed Continental.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary is reported to have apparitions, perhaps hundreds, walk its corridors. Infamous resident Al Capone was said to be haunted by the ghost of James Clark, slain under orders of Capone in the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre. The guard tower is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a guard. Cell Block 12 is credited as the site’s most haunted location featuring shadow mass figures.
  • The First National Bank is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Alexander Hamilton.
  • Grumblethorpe is believed to be haunted by James Agnew and Justinia, an orphan of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 that is accompanied by the smell of baked bread which was her passion in life.
  • The Hag of Pine Street is said to be an elder woman that died in her home on south Pine street between Sixth and Seventh streets in Philadelphia that haunts the area, either glaring out of her home’s window or yelling and swiping her cane at young people in the streets of Society Hill.
  • Claims persist of ghosts and paranormal mists that explore Independence Hall. People have claimed to see the spirits of Benedict Arnold and Benjamin Franklin.
  • Library Hall in Philadelphia features a statue of Benjamin Franklin where claims have it that the statue comes to life and dances in the streets. Further, it is said the founding father’s specter can be see in the facility with an armful of books and one woman claimed he pinched her rear end.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital reportedly has a statue of William Penn that occasionally, when under a full moon, descends its pedestal and walks the grounds
  • It is claimed that the Treehouse Building, The Pennrose Building, and the John Penn House at the Philadelphia Zoo experience paranormal activity including full body apparitions and poltergeist activity. The spirit of a woman in a long dress is said to be seen standing atop the main staircase of John Penn House.
  • It’s claimed Physick Mansion is haunted by the namesake’s wife, reportedly seen weeping in the yard near the site of her beloved tree that was chopped down shortly before her demise.
  • Powel House is said to be haunted by numerous spirits including the Marquis de La Fayette, Benedict Arnold and his wife Peggy, and Continental soldiers.
  • The cemetery of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is said to have a ghost seen standing over five unmarked graves of Indian chiefs consistently at 9 PM
  • The USS Olympia stationed as part of the Independence Seaport Museum reportedly has shadow figures, apparitions, and disembodied voices.
  • Washington Square is said to be haunted by the ghost of Leah, a Quaker woman that protected the thousands of graves therein from robbers in life.
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