Grim Philly

Center City East

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In a Nutshell

Learned historians guide three-hour tour past sites of gangster and serial murders while divulging chilling facts and stories

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Promotional value expires Nov 22, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. $5 rescheduling fee. Subject to weather conditions. Must be 21+. Alcohol is not included in this tour. Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood & Beer tour not valid on Saturdays in October. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $19 for a Cemetery, Serial Killers, Blood & Beer! tour for one ($29.99 value)
  • $38 for a Cemetery, Serial Killers, Blood & Beer! tour for two ($59.98 value)
  • $76 for a Cemetery, Serial Killers, Blood & Beer! tour for four ($119.96 value)

A trio of historians immerses visitors in the macabre corners of the city, visiting spots once strewn with blood from gangster assassinations and crimes committed by serial killers such as H.H. Holmes and the Frankford Slasher. After the tour, sightseers stop for refreshments at a local watering hole. The cost of the tour includes a beverage and admission to Christ Church and its burial ground. Tours take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Grim Philly Twilight Tours

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.

Customer Reviews

Take the tour!! Book with tour guide Ted. He is quite knowledgable and entertaining
Jeff R. · November 17, 2014
Excellent tour! Your guide ted is exceptional highly recommend it! Just be sure to wear comfy shoes and dress very warm
Lauren H. · October 19, 2014
Great tour!
Annamaria V. · August 30, 2014
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    Center City East

    6th & Market St

    Philadelphia, PA 19106


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