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Grim Philly Twilight Tours

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Address: 599 Market Street, Independance Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 856-829-3100
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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With a seedier R-Rated mature audience's aspect, Grim Philly reveals the...

With a seedier R-Rated mature audience's aspect, Grim Philly reveals the less told, often bloody; sometimes embarrassing (grim) histories of our city through meticulously researched tours conducted by professors, authors, and young professionals. Ghost and vampire lore are explored, and language used by our guides is more than often not suitable for children or the prudish. A wide variety of topics include ghost hunting, serial killers, and gangsters to magick, Voodoo and brothels; riots, local pirates, and the Jersey Devil. Tours are offered by foot, tavern, and boat. Voted Best Philly tours and featured on Travel Chanel- we are open year round though offerings, hours, and departure change seasonally.

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Old City Vampires, Sex, and Ghosts tour

After Washington, Franklin and all of the other regular tour guides have left for the day, it is time for the Grim tour. This is a very different way to tour the historic Old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
jediknight101
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After Washington, Franklin and all of the other regular tour guides have left for the day, it is time for the Grim tour. This is a very different way to tour the historic Old Town of Philly. It starts after dark when most of the tourists have left for the night. We had a group of about 20 people in... More 

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Thank jediknight101
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was fun and interesting learning about how different countries celebrate Valentine's Day and all the rituals they did back in the day. Our tour guide Joe was funny and really held our attention. We were with a great group of people too! We'll definitely be doing this again!

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Thank Vicki K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

valentine's tour was a total scam... buyer beware !!!! asmall bowl of noodles for 8 people to share.. and all drinks beverages are extra..very unorganized. Worst experience..i tried to call but no answer on phone...I will be back next weekend to ask for a refund when the next group of suckers get scamed...

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1 Thank bigdaddysandwich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and friends of ours participated in the Nightmare Befroe Christmas tour. It was fantastic. Our tour guide was Drew, who seemed to have a lot of knowledge, experience, and was very prepared. He accounted for the weather, time of year, and other events taking place in the city to ensure that we had a terrific time. We loved... More 

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1 Thank Susan B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We recently went on this tour. Our tour guide was Ted. He's very knowledgeable and personable. We learned a lot, including things about Philly I never knew even though I grew up there. Apparently, they have tours throughout the year. We might go on a spring or summer tour.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The name of the tour says "entertaining." It was very entertaining! Brittney was our tour guide, and was very enthusiastic about the history and tales she told us on this tour. The history books definitely don't tell us some of these facts, which is a shame since they make history fun and entertaining. Take this tour, but check the weather,... More 

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Thank bdevine319
Millville, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had a great time hearing about the origins of different holiday traditions. Several beverages & snacks included so it is worth the price paid! This was my second themed tour, I will surely go again.

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Thank 900cindy
usa
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a chance to enjoy the Vampires, Sex & Ghosts tour on Saturday night with Brittany. We met the 25ish other tour members on Market Street side of the Independence Hall Visitors center and proceeded to walk around the historic sites around the liberty bell. Our tour guide Brittany was fantastic - fun and loud and full of information.... More 

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Thank Allie M
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great tour. My husband and I just moved from NYC and really enjoyed the tour. It was a great way to get to know Philly!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

After an unfortunate experience with Viator booking us on a tour that did not exist, we called Grim Philly directly who graciously accommodated our whole party on a tour the next night while apologizing for something that was not thier fault. Jess was a great guide for the vampires, sex and ghost tour. We had a great time! Highly recommend!

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