Tis’ the season for all things spooky. Dress up in your best costume and get ready for all of the Halloween fun happening around Philadelphia over the next couple of weeks. Whether you’re looking for haunted houses and ghost stories or events for the kids, we have you covered with our 2022 Halloween Guide.
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Soul Crawl: Halloween History Tours
When: October 7-8
Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Experience the enchanting art and landscape after dark, as an experienced tour guide leads you along winding, dimly lit pathways. The extended nighttime walking tours will focus on the cemetery’s rich history, and of course, some of the liveliest spirits buried within. Tours will last approximately two hours and will be followed by seasonal refreshments and cocktails aside blazing fire pits. Soul Crawl: Halloween History Tours are scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm each night. Attendees are advised to dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a flashlight.
Fire Side Ghost Tales at Odette’s Overlook
When: October 12 & 19, 7-8 pm
Where: River House at Odette’s, 274 S. River Road, New Hope, PA
When: Weekends, September 24 – November 5
Where: Bridge St & Church St, Spring City, PA
One of Pennsylvania’s most terrifying haunted attractions, the Pennhurst Asylum is located outside of Philadelphia in Spring City, PA. There are three different attractions to explore, The Asylum, The Tunnels and The Morgue. Read more about this adventure on the website.
When: September – October
Where: 2200 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA
Fright Factory is a high scare, high startle, adult themed haunted house featured on the Travel Channel as one of the scariest haunted attractions in America. Located at 2200 S. Swanson St in Philadelphia, PA inside a 120+ year old factory in the basement. The Basement is 25,000 Sq Ft split into 3 themes. Once you’re in, there’s no time to rest until you make it out.
Where: Meet at “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”: Washington Square at 217 W Washington Square
Your tour through Philadelphia’s historic Old City area takes you to some of the city’s most haunted locations. Learn the truth behind Philadelphia’s ghost-filled history as your guide introduces you to some of the city’s most chilling legends and mysteries. Tours begin at Washington Square.
Newest and Scariest Haunted House in Philadelphia
When: 6:45 pm – 11:45 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Where: 4100 Main Street, Philadelphia
On September 2, 2021, Hurricane Ida hit Philadelphia and flooded the Lincoln Mill. The flood damged the mill’s interior and revealed a hidden chamber located below the basement level. Countless bodies were found and a dark truth was discovered about the mill’s past. Construction has been halted and the mill will open for guests to experience.
Ghost Tours of Philadelphia
When: Open every night
Where: Tours depart from Signers’ Garden, 5th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Discover the secrets hidden in the shadows of America’s most historic and most haunted city. Embark on the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia for a candlelight walking tour along the back streets and secret gardens of Independence National Park, Old City and Society Hill, where ghostly spirits, haunted houses and eerie graveyards lurk in the night. This tour is named one of the top 15 “must see” attractions in the United States. Learn more on the website.
Eastern State Penitentiary
When: September – November (See website for dates)
Where: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
The Eastern State Penitentiary, also known as ESP, is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue between Corinthian Avenue and North 22nd Street in the Fairmount section of the city, and was operational from 1829 until 1971. Embark on a frightening adventure at Halloween Nights, which consists of 15 attractions, including 2 haunted houses, 3 immersive walk-through experiences, 3 live, interactive performances, 4 themed bars and lounges and 3 opportunities to explore the penitentiary’s cellblocks, history, and relevance today.
Halloween Family Fun Day
When: October 23, 12-3 pm
Where: The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Halloween Family Fun Day will feature a pop up Mini Mütter Museum, and performances by Karen Smith’s “Spiritual Atmosferic Cleansing” and Tangle Movement Arts.
Monster Mash Bash | Not-So-Scary Sing Along
When: Various October Dates
Where: The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
Sing-A-Long to favorite Halloween songs dancing the day away with Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein and Frank’s wife. Plus, get Count Dracula’s Candy Bag especially for this Halloween Bash! Candy not to be missed at this Monster Mash for ALL AGES! Costumes welcomed & encouraged at this Monster Party!
Boo at the Zoo
When: Various October Dates, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Where: 3400 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Halloween Extravaganza, Boo at the Zoo is set for thee fun-filled weekends of costumes, festive fall treats and ghoulish fun. Come dressed in costume, trick or treat around the zoo and enjoy seasonal decor, photo ops, fall offerings, activities and more.
Halloween Party at the Fishtown Community Library
When: October 28, 3-5 pm
Where: Fishtown Library, 1217 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia
Join in on crafts, candy, music and scary stories at the Fishtown Community Library. Come in costume and get ready for lots of Halloween fun!
Philadelphia Official Halloween Pub Crawl
When: October 22, 29 and 31
Where: Howl at the Moon + Various Venues
The most spooktacular weekend is back. Grab your best costume and your friends and take on the streets of Philly for the annual Philadelphia Official Halloween Bar Crawl. Drink specials, costume contests and live djs are included.
Trick or Drink Bar Crawl
When: October 28, 29 and 31
Crawl through a select list of Philadelphia’s favorite bars for trick or drink specials. Map with drink specials will be posted one week before the crawl.
Mischief at the Mütter
When: October 28, 7-11 pm
Where: Mütter Museum, 19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Spark your curiosity with a night of bloodthirsty refreshments, snacks, tarot reading, contortionists, DJ and private access to a disturbingly informative collection. Halloween costumes are welcome with a special ’80s horror category for the costume contest.
East Falls Halloween Parade
When: October 29, 3-6 pm
Where: 3400 Conrad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Rutabaga Toy Library presents the 3rd annual East Falls Halloween parade!
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