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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 #23 of 122 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: With a seedier R-Rated mature audience's aspect, Grim Philly reveals...
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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 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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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable all around. Our tour guide was excellent. Good bits of trivia with a good amount of irreverence thrown in. Looking forward to trying another tour.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I attended the "Nightmare Before Christmas Tour" on 12/19/14. It was a very disappointing experience. The presenter was difficult to understand as he mumbled details and continued to get sidetracked from the points he was trying to make. There was nothing "grim" about his presentation- it was basically a history lesson - and the only thing Nightmare... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great tour, tons of knowledge, tons of fun!! We would definitely recommend this tour to others! Especially if you love learning about history & fun facts of the area. Thanks again, Joe!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I had organized what I thought would be a fun night out with friends to participate in the oktoberfest tour . When I purchased the tickets for the 8 of us ,I was so excited after reading that we would be visiting 3 to 4 bars, hearing ghost stories and facts about long ago..and there would be a tarot card... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've been on a few ghost tours in different cities... this is my second in Philadelphia. I'm a sucker for a ghost tour-- it makes for an unique date experience and you get to experience the city in a way that's different than if you just decided to walk around on your own. I think ghost tours are a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

It was freezing but she did not let that effect our tour. She was great and the information was interesting and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had a great time at the haunted tavern tour. If your tour is outside, we recommend layers! Hoping to do more over the next year or so.

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Woodbine, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Was not sure what to expect when we booked this. SO glad we did because we had an awesome time! Joe our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, sharing history about the city that I have never heard before. Great food, excellent drinks, and a nice walk around Old City. We can't wait to go again!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Oktoberfest tour: GREAT tour guide. Had lots of fun with my friends. I would totally do it again. The only reason I have it a 4 out of 5 is because I thought the bars could be better. The first bar (JJ Bootleggers) was GREAT! I have never been there before but know that I know about it, I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Tour was great! Very informational. There was lots of things I would have never known if I didn't take the tour. We had 18 friends all together and we couldn't of had more fun.

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