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Address: 599 Market St., Independance Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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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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Perfect tour with just the right amount of time, stories, and weird history facts. I see some comments complaining about lack of history and knowledge, etc., and that just is not... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect tour with just the right amount of time, stories, and weird history facts. I see some comments complaining about lack of history and knowledge, etc., and that just is not true. Our tour guide Brittany was funny, engaging, and kept us entertained. If you are looking for a run of the mill historical sights tour, this isn't for you.... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ted was an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide. Had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just took the serial killer tour with Ted. We had an amazing time despite the miserable weather! He kept us engaged the whole time. Highly recommend this tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun and informative. Definitely worth attending. Coupled with a tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, make sure to see the more infamous side of Philadelphia.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the Vampires, Sex and Ghosts tour with a group of about 10 people. Our tour guide was a professor in Philly and was so enthusiastic and informative. The stories were humorous, historically accurate, and intriguing. After living in Philly 8+ years, I was definitely surprised to learn a few new things about my city. The walk was... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the Bootlegger's Prohibition Pub Crawl for a friend's 1920s-themed bachelorette party. We all had a blast! The tour was just the right amount of history/trivia & socializing/drinks as we wandered around Old City. Great way to kick off the evening. This was my second Grim Philly tour with Joe (I've also done the Christmas Tavern Tour), and he's... More 

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Girls weeekend and I planned our trip but nobody else knew where we were going or what we were doing. Had a blast! Bridgette was fun informative and funny. A lot of interesting history! We loved our weekend in Philadelphia.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun tour! It was a cold rainy night but Ted kept us highly entertained and we learned a lot of fun facts. You should definitely check out this tour, you won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a week prior via their website. Never got promised email with final details. Showed up for the 2 pm Serial Killers tour twenty minutes early. Waited & searched through a bunch of tours. Called number provided & got a booking agent who told me there were no tours today. Then was told there was a 1 pm tour that... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been on this tour about 5 times -- I live in Philadelphia and when new friends come to visit I love to take them on this tour. Apart from the very grim serial killer stories, the tour is a great walking. You start at Independence Hall and begin to imagine what the area looked like just before and... More 

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