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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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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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Great tour and value!

Great tour and value! First time visitor to Philly and I really enjoyed learning about the history of the city. I found the not-so-mainstream facts very interesting and was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great tour and value! First time visitor to Philly and I really enjoyed learning about the history of the city. I found the not-so-mainstream facts very interesting and was a great addition to a "normal" tour! Thank you for the great time and the tour guide - Britanee - was very informative and a great guide!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tour guide was very kowledgable and expressive and provides a nice a walk around old city. However, the tour does not live up to its advertisement. There are very few stories about the dark, grim history of the city, and none about ghosts or serial killers. Only worth it with a Funsaver.

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East Windsor, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun tour that included a lot of history of the darker side of Philly. There were several stops along the approximately 90 min. tour and our guide, Brittany, talked about a different 'grim' part of history at each stop. The tour included colonial prostitution, the first bank robbery, historical dead body disposal, vampires, a ghost story and... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids and I really enjoyed learning different bits of history about the city of Philadelphia. Our tour guide was super enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grim Philly Twilight Tour was the highlight of our recent 2-night trip to Philadelphia. It was both engaging and informative, with just the right mix of history and legend. Wonderful way to explore Old Town Philadelphia on foot.

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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very entertaining and informative easy 2 hour stroll around the historic district. , Jessica is the best!!!! The tour is full of interesting facts about hookers and sex scandals from 200 years ago (don't bring the kiddies or even the teens).- not an easy life - as well as where a couple of ghosts seem to hang out and... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ted was an excellent guide. The family, especially children, loved his details about the unknown facts of each event!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing time! We are from Philly and wanted a night out with friends. We have been on a different Grim Philly tour before and loved it. So, we decided to take the Bootlegger's tour for a night of drinks and history. Ted, our tourguide, was absolutely fabulous! He is a high school history teacher with an abundance of... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I loved this tour!! Took the tour on 4th of July weekend, lucky for us the rest of the tour rescheduled or was no shows, so we ended up having a private tour with our guide Ted. Ted is extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging. I was a bit worried with a 3 hour tour that we may... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ted was fantastic! He was a local high school history teacher, so he was very knowledgeable. Very cool tour. He was very entertaining and energetic! It was our first time in Philly and he told us about all the local spots. He also stayed with my wife and I when we went to have a drink at the end of... More 

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