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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 #20 of 120 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went on the Oktoberfest/Haunted Tavern Tour last night with Grim Philly Twilight Tours, and it was awesome. I learned so much about Philadelphia that they never teach you in school, as well as a lot of neat facts! It's kind of crazy learning how all of the sayings we use today were derived way back in the 1600 and 1700's!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time last night at the Oktoberfest Halloween Haunted Tavern Tour... although it was freezing outside, our tour guide was able to captivate us with intriguing history of Halloween, haunted philly, and our founding fathers. Who knew Ben franklin had many mistresses, and he is still earning pennies from grave? Looking forward to trying another tour.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Before buying the tour, I read the website and Tripadvisor reviews, and thought I knew what to expect, but the tour exceeded my expectations. There was a great mix of informative history (disguised as stories and missing the boring details), fun, drinks, snacks and socializing. Our guide, Joe, was enthusiastic,friendly, and clearly well versed on all topics covered on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Twilight Tour, and we really didn't know what to expect at first. We ended up loving the tour and are interested in booking another one of Grim Philly's tours. Our tour guide, Brittany, was great! She was enthusiastic, informative, and made the tour fun as well as educational. And by educational, I mean... More

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