How to Celebrate Halloween in Philly

As Philadelphia is one of the nation’s oldest and most historic cities, it’s no wonder that it’s also Halloween central—a place whose history comes to life around us, making it a perfect spot to get into the spirit of the season. From lavish Halloween parties to costume contests and everything in between, the possibilities for holiday excitement right near your 1500 Locust apartment are endless. If you want to really dive into the haunted happenings in Philadelphia, there are also a number of hauntingly exciting offerings not far from home.

         For a truly uniquely Philly Halloween experience, check out a Grim Philly tour. Most tours leave from the heart of Old City, about one mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, and the oldest (and most haunted!) section of the city. Considered the best of the best when it comes to haunted tours, Grim Philly offers a full range of walking tours that will give you an eye-opening (and maybe even hair-raising!) look into the city’s past, and the spirits that may still inhabit it.

         The company runs more than a half-dozen tours, including its most popular, the Ghost Tour, which steps off at 8 p.m. every night. The tour stops outside some of the city’s most known historic sites, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, as tour guides share not only ghost stories about the spots, but also some little-known facts about the weird and wild things that happened at those locales over the past several-hundred years. Grim Philly also offers specialized tours highlighting local serial killers, and others that share stories about alleged witches and vampires.

         This month, it is also running Spooktacular, a full series of Halloween-themed activities, including ghost tours, haunted pub crawls—where you can hear real scary stories all while stopping into some of the city’s oldest and most haunted watering holes for a few brews—as well as Oktoberfest, highlighting the city’s long history as a brewmaking locale.

         So make your reservation today and see the spooky side of the city!

Grim Philly Tours

1 N. Independence Mall West

Philadelphia, PA 19106