Ghostly apparitions at Washington Square have inspired poets and tourists alike who think they can hear the voices of those put to rest when the square served as a burial yard in the 1700s. Even a Philly police officer once claimed to see the ghost of a Quaker woman named Leah who protected the buried, Helena Ravenclaw-style.
Take a tour of this 103-year-old Chestnut Hill estate and word on the street is you can hang out with Thomas Jefferson. In addition to the mansion’s most famous apparition, seven other ghosts have been reported by both guests and the deceased owner George Meade Easby. If you find yourself here, just make sure not to sit in the death chair.