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Grim Philly Twilight Tours

599 Market Street, Independance Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 856-829-3100
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Ranked #22 of 78 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: With a seedier R-Rated mature audience's aspect, Grim Philly reveals the less told, often bloody; sometimes embarrassing (grim) histories of our city... more » Owner description: With a seedier R-Rated mature audience's aspect, Grim Philly reveals the less told, often bloody; sometimes embarrassing (grim) histories of our city through meticulously researched tours conducted by professors, authors, and young professionals. Ghost and vampire lore are explored, and language used by our guides is more than often not suitable for children or the prudish. A wide variety of topics include ghost hunting, serial killers, and gangsters to magick, Voodoo and brothels; riots, local pirates, and the Jersey Devil. Tours are offered by foot, tavern, and boat. Voted Best Philly tours and featured on Travel Chanel- we are open year round though offerings, hours, and departure change seasonally. « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went with a group of people after work on a weeknight in October 2014. Our tour leader was Joe, an enigmatic and passionate storyteller who is also a local university professor. He had a lot of interesting stories about Halloween traditions, local ghosts, beer brewing, the founding fathers and the history of Philadelphia. He also isn't afraid to curse, so... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Didn't learn much. Seemed to be more of an excuse to take you to local bars & party. Not worth the money. Participants broke off as they got bored.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting tour that covered some things the other historic tours in Philly don't. Our tour guide was a history teacher from New Jersey. Very charismatic, enjoyed spending the evening with him, can't say enough good things about him. He kept the tour upbeat and moving along, answered all of our questions, and handled the juggling of... More

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Deptford, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

First I was not on the Twilight Tour . We went on the Grimm Philly Cematery ,Serial Killers, Blood and Beer.in the afternoon . The tour guide was very good. I just didn't like we just stood as he spoke several times.. It was a nasty weather day too !! I expected more information about the city and how it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

This tour is a must for anyone looking to step out of the box and experience a different side of philly. For the tourist or local philadelphian, the tour provides laughs, gore and a glimpse into the macabre past of the area. The owner and our guide, Joe, was super knowledgeable, witty and the perfect amount of sick and twisted.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had a great time on this tour. Joe really knows his stuff. A lot of times you'll encounter a tour guide who may know all there is to know about one particular subject, and not so much on related items. But I'd say that Joe IS "GRIM PHILLY!" He makes the tour worth every dime. He's charismatic, exciting, and... More

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went on a boat "ghost" tour and really enjoyed it. Don't get me wrong, we only stayed between the two bridges flanking Penn's Landing but the two guides on the boat were informative, They talked and pointed out things "I" didn't know about so I had a nice, relaxing time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This tour was incredibly interesting and entertaining. Our tour guide, Joe was fantastic. He made sure we were all comfortable and could hear. He also kept our attention the entire time. It is definitely not a tour for kids, which makes me love it even more. I plan on going on many more Grim Philly Tours.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The history was great and our guide was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot. It was a great night for a long walk, but it was not as creepy as I thought it would be.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Not what I thought at all. My feelings were shared with other groups of people on the tour. It was one of the better historical tours I've taken, but not what the title states. The tour guide himself was great. Very knowledgable, charismatic, and passionate for what he does, but he needs to reign it in. He lost me a... More

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