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Dearly Departed Tours

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Address: 6603 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: +1 855-600-3323

Murders, Deaths, Scandals and fun things happened all over Los Angeles. But...

Murders, Deaths, Scandals and fun things happened all over Los Angeles. But it's light hearted. Promise.

New HOLLYWOOD Ghosts and Legends Tour on Saturday Nights for summer 2014.

On display in our gallery is Jayne Mansfield's suitcase she packed the night she died, bricks from Sharon Tate's fireplace and a chunk of John Denver's airplane. Dozens of bizarre items.

Recently launched Hollywood Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour - a 90 minute stroll through Paranormal Hollywood. We were featured on TV's Haunted History and Haunted Collector. We've attended many investigations wand have 1st hand accounts of legendary Hollywood Haunts.

Also available, The Helter Skelter Tour - based on the Manson Murders.

American Horror Story based their "Eternal Darkness Tour" on us and we've been featured in Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders and The Girls Next Door. Hundreds of unedited positive reviews online, Tripatini, Yelp, Yahoo Travel and Tripadvisor.

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We loved our tour!

It was fantastic to see a different side of LA! All the staff were pleasant and welcoming. Nothing was a problem. The tour was interesting and just the perfect amount of time. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was fantastic to see a different side of LA! All the staff were pleasant and welcoming. Nothing was a problem. The tour was interesting and just the perfect amount of time. We wanted to do this tour for many years and are happy we finally got to do it! It’s a must for anyone fascinated with the darker side... More 

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DearlyDeparted, Owner at Dearly Departed Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts about our tour. We're very proud of what we've put together and are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Scott Michaels More 

Middleton, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were psyched for this tour but found ourselves a bit bored with Hollywood stories from long, long ago. Teens will not know the references and lose interest quickly. The best part was the visit to the Hollywood Westwood Village Cemetery, which contained numerous stars graves. But you could do this on your own since you get only 20 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by Scott and treated like family. He gave us a quick tour of the shop/office and pointed out several interesting artifacts that have been acquired over the years. He was very friendly and answered all questions about the tour and items at the office. Brian was very knowledgeable and added a very personal touch to the tour... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour . . . very interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend it. Better than other tours I have been on in L.A.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Brian, our tour guide, not only informed us of the 'Dearly Departed' but also anything else we passed that he knew information on. We even got to get out of the bus and walk around the cemetery where stars like Marilyn Monroe were buried. We learned about Michael Jackson and River Phoenix's death and even got to listen to the... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We have just returned from a flying visit to LA and wanted to cram in as much as possible, we have a friend who recommend this tour so we thought we would give it a go. I’ll start by saying my friend was correct in recording this tour, the tour guide (Brian) was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fun!... More 

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Waverly, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was one of the best tours of LA I have taken in the past two years! Our guide, Brian was very knowledgeable about the happenings leading up to and the deaths of those dearly departed souls. He warned us of the gruesome pictures (viewing is optional), in the binder, when we got to them. I enjoyed the time spent... More 

Thank Ann B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Went on both the tragic bus tour and haunted walking tour. Both were very enjoyable. The tour guides for each were funny and knowledgeable. Highly recommend both of these tours as an alternative to the regular tours that are pushed on you walking down Hollywood Boulevard.

Thank Mike J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We showed up for our tour a little early and were shown around the museum/office/shop. There are lots of artifacts in the shop, some probably have some historical significance but I would say most are simply fan objects. For example, rocks from Sharon Tate's demolished fireplace is accompanied by a photo of the crime scene. But the tour was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

If you like death stuff this a must do tour. Scott and all the staff are friendly and very knowledgable. We ran out of time at the cemetery so my only recommendation is that they allow 30 minutes instead of 20. Check out this tour when in LA!

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