A haunted house is born from a past tragedy, be it a grisly murder, a mysterious disappearance, or a long-forgotten bologna sandwich buried beneath the floorboards. Sign on for a spooky tour of an eerily cursed residence with today's Groupon to Grim Philly twilight tours in Philadelphia. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get one ticket (up to a $16.99 value, depending on the tour time).
- For $16, you get two tickets (up to a $33.98 value, depending on the tour time).
Led by Rider University history professor Joe Wojie, Grim Philly tour groups trek to more than two-dozen historical sites to unearth the city’s creepiest legends. Each 90-minute walking tour begins at twilight outside the Independence Visitor Center and ends near City Tavern, where Washington spooked Jefferson with his glow-in-the-dark wig. Ghost hunters tiptoe over unmarked graves buried beneath the sidewalks, listening for shrieks as Wojie describes the colonial gallows. Banshee librarians shush the crowd as the tour shuffles past the Library of Congress. Specter seekers also venture to Independence Hall and the homes of founding fathers, shivering as Wojie explains how Blackbeard haunts the Delaware with Cap’n Crunch’s evil twin.
Grim Philly Twilight Tours
Though Washington DC has taken Philadelphia's place as the capitol of the United States, it remains a bustling metropolis rich with American history. Grim Philly's tour guides––all of whom have at least a bachelors degree in history––dredge up past centuries' landmark events and scandals, even ghosts and pirates, during their 75-minute walking tours, which made the Philly Hot List three years in a row. Their narration blends historical facts and local insight, with stops at a theater that was once a prostitution mecca for working girls of the night, the site of the first bank robbery, and Independence Hall.