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Grim Philly Twilight Tours

Address: 599 Market Street, Independance Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 856-829-3100
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Ranked #26 of 167 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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Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went on the Grim Philly Christmas tour with my son, his two friends and their two mothers. We are all friends, and had a really nice time. Joe handled us well, and had a good sense of humor. He was a very knowledgeable tour guide, and would tell you as much as you wanted to hear on anyof the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You want a fun night out, check out Grim Philly. Joe is knowledgeable and fun. Think history class with irreverent twist, and a few drinks thrown in. I have done several tours and each one out does the one before. Its money well worth spent. I can't wait to do the next one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time and I had a great time. The tour guide was funny, interesting and full of knowledge. Would go again when it's a little bit warmer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our tour guy was Joe W., he has fun facts about Philly and the history and is a blast to hang out with!! A fun adult night out, relaxed atmosphere, sightseeing and semi bar hop! Good times and highly recommend trying at least once!!

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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

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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