We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Grim Philly Twilight Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 599 Market Street, Independance Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 856-829-3100
Website
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$20*
and up
Philadelphia Ghost and Vampire Tour
More Info
$30*
and up
Philadelphia Cemetery and Urban History Tour
More Info
$45*
and up
Philly Oktoberfest Halloween and Haunted Tavern Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 355 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 249
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Grim Fun

Joe was funny, informative, and entertaining! I hope to take another one of their tours soon! Thanks Grim Philly!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
juliannemlavallee
,
Sunnyside, New York

Similar Things to Do in Philadelphia

Add Photo Write a Review

355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 355: English reviews
Sunnyside, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Joe was funny, informative, and entertaining! I hope to take another one of their tours soon! Thanks Grim Philly!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank juliannemlavallee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ted was a great tour guide. We did the mid day family tour and it was very good. It was a very hot day so Ted selected locations with shade and seating for most of his stories.

Helpful?
Thank D G
Coal Valley, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We absolutely had the best tour guide in Britnee Smith! She was very articulate and knowledgeable about the history of Philly's "dark side". Her enthusiasm was contagious! We will recommend this tour to everyone we know because of her! She really made this tour one of the very best!!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank ldysa1
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to do this tour last minute and Joe was nice enough to include us in the 7pm tour. I would recommend tennis shoes since it is a walking tour and you will be walking 2 hours. Britnee was very knowledgeable and more important she was fun to speak about the "Brotherly Love" historic sites and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jane't M
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
190 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved to go on ghost tours when visiting cities and this was one of my favourite ones. It was covered by the Philadelphia Pass which was nice. Our guide was late so I called the office who answered immediately and told me that there was a pop up protest that blocked the street she was driving... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jenn N
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Helpful?
Thank designlab21
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Ana s
East Windsor, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Helpful?
Thank kycoan
Blythewood, South Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Rgunter
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank colinr874

Travelers who viewed Grim Philly Twilight Tours also viewed

 

Been to Grim Philly Twilight Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grim Philly Twilight Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Grim Philly Twilight Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?