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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 79 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Gritty, R-Rated, uncensored night tours by college professors, published authors. 9 tours to choose- including walking, river boat, and tavern tours-... more » Owner description: Gritty, R-Rated, uncensored night tours by college professors, published authors. 9 tours to choose- including walking, river boat, and tavern tours- on darker subject matter including ghosts, sex, vampire lore, serial killers, gangsters and prohibition, pirates, the Jersey Devil... Voted Best Philly tours and featured on Travel Chanel- Grim Philly is open year round; though tours, hours, and departure change seasonally. « less
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband & I purchased the tour on Groupon for a cheap date night out. Our tour guide was great, he was very knowledgeable and funny. It was definitely interesting to learn some new little "creepy" facts about some historical figures & buildings. We will definitely check out some of the other tours that Grim Philly has to offer.

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West Berlin, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Tour Guide, Joe- a history professor, shared some great knowledge, true factoids and took us on a fun journey where we actually even learned a few things! We stopped at 4 pubs that made for a really nice time. *Tip to Grim- have addtl tour guide go ahead and get areas in pub ready for groups! Loved that we played... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My friend found the Grim Philly Twilight Tour looking for a ghost tour in Philly. Our first tour was so great that we booked a second. We went on the Vampires, Sex and Ghosts tour first and then took the Cemetery, Serial Killers Blood and Beer tour. Neither tour is really a ghost tour, but the guides share stories about... More

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Pine Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved this tour. It was so much fun. The crew were so hysterical and entertaining. The two hours flew by. Definitely not for children, but well worth the price. Highly recommended. Loved the stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Recommended to anyone with an interest in the macabre and/or Philadelphia history. Our tour guide Peter was charismatic and well-informed. On top of it all, the price of admission includes a beer! Well worth every penny.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a great time on this tour. My husband and I arrived 15 minutes before the tour, talked with our tour guide and had an awesome time on the tour. If you love history, this is the tour for you. You don't the text book version of History, but the dorker side people rarely talk about. After taking this... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

If you ever want to learn the other side of the story, As it relates to the Behaviors of both our US founding fathers, and notable country man who lived in Philly during the 18th century, this is the tour for you. Deeply informative, historically accurate, and filled with fun tidbits that you will remember forever.

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croydon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I bought the Grim Philly Boat Tour tickets on Groupon this was so not what I was expecting. First off trying the find the boat was a trip. Walked all around for 45 mins trying to find the boat. Saw some people coming off this thing they called a boat and found that is what we are getting on I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Took this tour last night and had a blast! The tour was curated by Joe, who really knows his stuff when it comes to the history of Philadelphia, be it the Revolution or the sewer. We got a 2 and 1/2 hour tour (despite Joe's sore throat) that went really in-depth and was professionally researched. I've done a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We took the tour on 8/18/2014 and it was, awesome. The tour guide was very educated and the sites were great. I would highly recommend this to anyone. We will be returning for the next one in October. Kathleen

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