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Dearly Departed Tours

6603 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Central L.A)
+1 855-600-3323
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Ranked #22 of 214 activities in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Murders, Deaths, Scandals and fun things happened all over Los Angeles. But it's light hearted. Promise. On display in our gallery is Jayne... more » Owner description: Murders, Deaths, Scandals and fun things happened all over Los Angeles. But it's light hearted. Promise. On display in our gallery is Jayne Mansfield's suitcase she packed the night she died, bricks from Sharon Tate's fireplace and a chunk of John Denver's airplane. Dozens of bizarre items. Recently launched Hollywood Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour - a 90 minute stroll through Paranormal Hollywood. We were featured on TV's Haunted History and Haunted Collector. We've attended many investigations wand have 1st hand accounts of legendary Hollywood Haunts. Also available, The Helter Skelter Tour - based on the Manson Murders. American Horror Story based their "Eternal Darkness Tour" on us and we've been featured in Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders and The Girls Next Door. Hundreds of unedited positive reviews online, Tripatini, Yelp, Yahoo Travel and Tripadvisor. « less
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DCJim1
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I met the owner Scott through his website and I can tell you he has a passion for the history and drama of Hollywood. Scott has been featured as an expert on many TV shows and he truly is becoming the go to guy for history and scandal in LA. That's what is great about touring around with him and... More

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New York City, New York
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Did the tour with Scott the owner, it was very entertaining (although 18year old daughter fell asleep during tour) Glad they had an air conditioned minivan as it was BOILING outside. The little store has some interesting memorabilia, dont know if its ALL authentic, but its a bit of fun. Would recommend doing one of their tours, but probably not... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We loved this tour. I was looking for a tour that would give me an idea on the history of Los Angeles not just the present day goings on of current celebrities. Well this tour did not disappoint. It was fabulous. We saw things like places Marilyn Monroe has lived, where she first dyed her hair to become the blonde... More

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Baltimore
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28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

With a name like Dearly Departed Tours one can expect an offbeat experience and this did not disappoint. I would not recommend it for very young children. Our guide was very energetic and truly seemed to enjoy his job.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Pros: - On arrival, Scott was a pleasure to speak to and a very welcoming host. The small museum of curiosities is great and Scott was very helpful in explaining the items and answering questions - The tour is along the style of Hollywood Babylon (sex/death/trashy) - definitely a fun way of discovering LA's slightly darker side but with a... More

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cape cod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From the initial contact with Scott to a very thoughtful follow-up after the tour, my experience with Dearly Departed was 100% positive. I went on the Helter Skelter tour with my 17 year old daughter. Clearly, this could have been tacky or creepy if not for the skill and depth of knowledge of our historian guide Scott. He instantly sized... More

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Alma, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This tour is simply put...great! If you're into any sort of murder mystery this is definitely the tour for you. Both Brian and Scott are so knowledgeable about everything past and present in Hollywood. And the tour is not all about murder and death...the scandalous events are there too. Would do this again in a heartbeat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Scott who owns Dearly Departed is a great guy, with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Hollywood tragedy, controversy, notoriety etc. Brian, who guides the tour knows his stuff and shares his knowledge with passion and a good mix of humor. Amazing value for the money! I would go again in a second!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We did this tour with Richard on the second day of our LA stay in April. Firstly be mindful on this tour if you are squeamish or easily offended.....you get a folder that accompanies the narration as you drive which includes actual photos of bodies!! You go through crime scenes of Los Angeles with excellent pointers and soundbites from some... More

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Thunderbolt
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you have an interest in the darker side of Hollywood, this is the tour for you! Our guide (alas, I can't remember his name) took us to the locations of many of the sites where murders, suicides, accidental deaths and other unfortunate events occurred. He gave excellent narration and provided a binder with pictures of the people involved in... More

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