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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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Haunted Bootleggers Pub Crawl

Very good historical information. Was hoping for more ghost stories. I asked about that and there is another tour that is centered more of the history of ghost stories in Old City... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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New Egypt, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very good historical information. Was hoping for more ghost stories. I asked about that and there is another tour that is centered more of the history of ghost stories in Old City Philadelphia. Good beer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our guide made the content of the tour extremely entertaining, exciting and educational. Great tour.

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Mclean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

First off Ted was great. Second Ted was great:) Will definitely do another and ask for him. All the information was interesting. Liked the mix of Grim and Geek.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Having taken this Vampires Sex and Ghosts tour and another Historical Walking tour on the same day, we had the opportunity to compare a little bit. John took us around on this tour and did a great job. His knowledge of history is solid. There was a little bit of overlap from our other tour, but that was to be... More 

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Woodstown, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I recently attended the Bootleggers Ball Historic and Haunted Pub Crawl on May 15, 2015 with my wife and two other couples. We were all very excited to be going out on a Friday night to visit Philadelphia and to get an opportunity to learn some off the "beaten path" information about the city and its history. We are liberal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Attended the Grim Philly Pub Crawl and had a great time! Ted was awesome, and weaved history and comedy well! Met other locals and had a blast! Can't wait for some out of town visitors to try another tour!

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Cary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The tour started at Independence Hall. They young lady who did the tour was beyond excellent. She loves her job as well as Philadelphia. We continued our walk around the historic district learning things that you ordinarily would not know or find out unless you go on a tour such as this. There was not anything that I did not... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is always fun to learn about the city that you live in. Especially when it is one that has some much effect on the country we live in. Not too long, not too shot, was just right in length.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to our guide Ted and my daughter, I had a very memorable Mother's Day. Ted was a wealth of information and made our day! Awesome twist on history. I would definitely recommend and do this again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What an awesome experience! Learned a lot of cool facts that you won't find in your average history book. Our tour guide, John (currently working on a PHD in history), was very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. This particular tour not only focused on the major people and places of Philadelphia's history (Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, Independence Hall, Christ Church, etc.)... More 

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