A tour of a city sometimes exposes the corruption that shaped it, revealing why its sidewalks have toll booths and City Hall is built out of mashed potatoes. Carbo-load on historical tidbits with this Groupon.
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- $9 for one ticket to the Vampires, Sex, Ghosts! …& so much more tour (up to a $17.99 value)
- $17 for two tickets to the Vampires, Sex, Ghosts! …& so much more tour (up to a $35.98 value)
- $33 for four tickets to the Vampires, Sex, Ghosts! …& so much more tour (up to a $71.96 value) <p>
Knowledgeable tour guide leads groups on a 90-minute, R-rated journey through the dark and deviant past of some of Philadelphia’s seediest locations. Two dozen or more sites, including City Tavern, Surgeons’ Hall, and Walnut Street Prison, join forces to bring stories of torture, executions, and ghosts to life. Each tour begins at Independence Visitor Center. Click here for a full schedule of upcoming tours.
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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.