$13 for Two Tickets to a Grim Philly Twilight Tour (Up to $31.98 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Visit more than two dozen historical sites in the dark
  • City legends & ghost tales
  • Led by local history professor

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Promotional value expires Sep 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 48hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability and weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like coeds, ghosts come out at night, haunt local taverns, and tend to boo loudly at strangers. Enjoy all kinds of spirits with today's Groupon: for $13, you get two tickets to a Grim Philly twilight tour (up to a $31.98 value, depending on the tour’s date).

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 7 p.m. outside of Independence Visitor Center and ends beside 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

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

651 Ratings

Loved our tour! Ted was a great guide. We learned so much about the history of Philadelphia, the founding of our country and of course some local Serial Killers. A great way to spend an afternoon.
Megan R. · August 26, 2016
This was a fun and interesting tour. We we're looking for something different to do and learn new facts about the city!
Michelle G. · August 23, 2016
I LOVE Grim Philly. The tours are super fun. I always have a great time!
Chrissy W. · August 19, 2016
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