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Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia provided by Grim Philly Twilight Tours

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Overview
Embark on a history tour with a twist. On this afternoon outing in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood, you won’t just see the major sights: you’ll also hear spooky stories about the ghosts and serial killers that are associated with the city’s centuries-old landmarks. Led by a trained historian or college professor, you’ll visit Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and Christ Church, among other destinations.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Independence Visitor Center
    599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Across the street from Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell. "Outside" the Market Street doors of the Independence Visitor Center.
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  • 1
    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Benjamin Franklin's Grave
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Independence Hall
  • 3
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Christ Church
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Quaker Meeting House
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    The President's House
  • 6
    Arch Street Meeting House
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Grim Philly Twilight Tours
  • 7
    Christ Church Burial Ground
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Old City
    Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Inside a cultural tavern for a complimentary beverage or sampling.
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Highlights
  • Learn about Philadelphia’s history from a historian or college professor
  • Guaranteed admission to Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground
  • Discover Old City, home to Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks
  • Enjoy a complimentary beverage or sample of moonshine at the end
What to Expect
This tour begins right outside the Independence Visitor Center, located just steps from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. On this outing, you won’t just see many of Old City’s most famous landmarks—you’ll also learn the unconventional ghost stories and legends of serial killers that are written into the city’s history. As you go, discover some of Philadelphia's most popular landmarks, including the Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest residential street in the country). The tour also includes admission to Christ Church—which was founded in 1695, and which counted George Washington and Benjamin Franklin among its parishioners—and its adjacent Burial Ground. As you spot the gravestones belonging to various Founding Fathers, your guide (a trained historian or college professor) will also share stories about the city's history as well as the insalubrious characters that once haunted its streets. At the conclusion of the tour, stop for a beverage or sample of moonshine in the neighborhood.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Inclusions
  • Serial Killer Tales AND Historic Sightseeing in One
  • Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley, Benjamin Franklin's Grave Sites will be Visited
  • History Teacher Tour Guide
  • Complimentary Beverage Included at the End of the Tour (Choice of Alcoholic OR Non-Alcoholic)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children should be accompanied by an adult due to adult content on the tour
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kerry M wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Ted was easily the best tour guide I've had. He made this tour extremely fun and welcoming. He shows how much he cares about the history and brings excitement into the dark history. Ted treats this as more than a job but a lively experience for us all. I will most definitely
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Date of experience: October 2020
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NJGirl856 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Williamstown, New Jersey2 contributions
We loved it! Ted was very entertaining and engaging. We loved the stories and details of serial killer history in Philly.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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glabovanna wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Fantastic tour on Halloween. Ted was extremely informative, super funny, and took the time to answer questions. Would take this tour again! Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rashida Jones wrote a review Oct. 2020
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I loved every bit of my experience. It’s so easy to forget that the city you’re in has so much history behind it. Ted was very knowledgeable, funny and answered all of my friends questions. I can’t wait to go on another tour.
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Jered M wrote a review Oct. 2020
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I went on the serial killer tour I went with my girlfriend. Ted was our guide. He is very knowledgeable on the topic and is a great speaker. He made all the information at each stop fun and interesting. I will recommend the tour to everyone and we will come back for a
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By: Grim Philly Twilight Tours
linimelchor
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Philly Historian in the making
tremely cold so made it uncomfortable to walk around or stand for a while and listen but Brittany was so knowledgea
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ErikaO_1523
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Learned information about obscure facts and topics
I enjoyed learning about the different aspects of each stop that aren’t listed on the signs. Our guide was very kno
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MirandaLand
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Entertaining & informative, Missing Key African-American History & Poe
It was New Year’s Eve and we were ready to say goodbye to 2020!! Our party of 3 joined a group of about 20 other br
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Carol B
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Great unusual tour of Old Philadelphia
A very entertaining and informative tour! I really enjoyed it. I was initially signed up for the New Year Eve early
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Minryan
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Fun Night of taboo history
Brittany was our tour guide and she was excellent. She knew so much and kept it very entertaining. It was cold, but
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Whweinstein
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Great history and macabre tour
The tour was great. It combined some fund and racy facts with a tour of many of the important buildings and sites
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penelopep539
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Creepy nighttime fun!
Really excellent tour! Four of us went on New Year's Eve and the content and stories the tour guide (Sarah) told we
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yobanim708
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Fun but could be better
Tour guy was very enthusiastic about his craft and I loved that. Only thing that sucked was how cold it was but tha
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Czoobe
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Another excellent ghost tour
We had the pleasure to attend a personal tour with Sarah, who was as knowledgeable as she was hilarious. The tour w
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kerce75
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Ghosts and paper condoms
This tour was great! We all learn "history" in school but this tour took us around to see some historic places whi
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DestineeD2
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Fun, Different Tour
I have done this tour twice and loved it each time. Both were unique and a fun way to mix in history, Philly, and s
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Jodi L
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History with a dark side
We loved our tour - it is actually more of a history walk with a dark twist. Our guide, Adam, was a great storytell
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carol3162
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Friday the 13th haunted pub crawl!
Ted our tour guide was great! Can’t go wrong with a history teacher 🤗 Very informative tour and showed us lots of
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215janellh
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NOT Pub Crawl
Misleading title not really a pub crawl. Only went into one bar and then the tour fizzled out. We decided to just
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Mhchrys
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Fun-rrefic
Britney was amazing, we had a lot of fun and learned a lot about history and other cool things, she is funny, sm
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