A tour of a city sometimes exposes the corruption that shaped it, revealing why its sidewalks have tollbooths and City Hall is built out of mashed potatoes. Carbo-load on historical tidbits with this Groupon.
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- $45 for the midnight ghost-hunting tour for one (a $105.45 value)
- $85 for two midnight ghost-hunting tour for two (a $210.90 value)<p>
Clairvoyant experts lead tour-goers through historic parts of the Old City, searching for paranormal activity in famously haunted locations. Guests are provided with equipment to detect ghosts and spirits as they traverse the city’s cobblestone paths. Guests under 21 years are welcome on the tour, but they will not be admitted to the initial meeting place. Tours depart from Triumph Brewing Company at 11 p.m., and reservations are required.<p>
Though Philadelphia has ceded its place as the capital of the United States to Washington, DC, it remains a bustling metropolis rich with American history. Grim Philly's tour guides—all of whom have at least a bachelor's degree in history—dredge up past centuries' landmark events, scandals, ghosts, and colonial pirates, on walking tours that have made the Philly Hot List four years in a row. Tour-goers can witness the sites where Benjamin Franklin conducted his electrical experiments, or see the film set where _National Treasure_'s Benjamin Franklin Gates orchestrated one of the great fictional heists in American history. The guides' narration illuminates the flip side of American history by blending historical facts and local insight while making stops at shadowy spots such as a theater that was once a mecca for ladies of the night, the site of the city's first bank robbery, or historic watering holes.