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Grim Philly Twilight Tours

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Address: 599 Market Street, Independance Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 856-829-3100
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Description: With a seedier R-Rated mature audience's aspect, Grim Philly reveals the...
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.
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Awesome tour - don't miss!

Brittany was our tour guide on this walking tour. She was amazing! She had such enthusiasm for the subject that the tour was over before we knew it. I've never written a review... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Brittany was our tour guide on this walking tour. She was amazing! She had such enthusiasm for the subject that the tour was over before we knew it. I've never written a review, but I had to write this one. The vampire, sex, and ghost tour is definitely a cannot miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The tour was both fun and educational. We learned a lot about Philly's brewing history, as well as prohibition and gangsters. The tour included 3 drinks and even time at one of the bars to grab a bite to eat. The tour guide was funny and entertaining (I think his name was Joe- it was the owner). Definitely worth it!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Bought the tickets for my friend's birthday and we had a really good time! We both learned a few new things about Philadelphia! Thanks

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our guide was energetic and fun. time went by so fast that when we came to the end, the general reaction was "already?" Two hours very well spent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Taking the Grim Philly Bootlegger's Ball Tour was quite an experience. I'm pretty sure me and my partner were the only non-Philly natives but that was fine because we were able to learn a lot about the history of the place. Joe is definitely not your average historian or tour guide. He comes over to us in jeans and a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great way to catch some Philly history and make some new friends! The tour includes visting 3 different locations that serve post-prohibition booze.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I attended the pub crawl tour and we both had a wonderful time! Joe was an excellent tour guide and provided a lot of interesting information. We stopped at three different bars and got free drinks at all of them which alone was worth the price of the tour! I definitely plan to schedule additional tours with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We just moved to Philly and have wanted to do this tour for a while - met new friends and the guide was amazing! he was super knowledgeable and very funny! Cant wait to go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

excellent or 4 bars 50 drinks had our group of 20 and about 2o other people in group good time in old city tour guide was the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our tour guide was very funny and knowledgeable. We learned alot of things we actually did not know and we grew up in the neighborhood! The tour structure was well put together where we had allot of time to meet new people and visit new venues. I highly recommend

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