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Dearly Departed Tours

5901 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
+1 855-600-3323
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Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles
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We're a light-hearted look at the Dark Side of Hollywood. Since 2004 Dearly Departed Tours has provided a 3 hour tour of the Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous. Mae West and Bela Lugosi, to Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, with a side of Hugh Grant and Chris Brown and Rihanna thrown in for good measure. "Creepy, Hilarious, but not for kids or the prissy." - Lonely Planet. Also available, The Helter Skelter Tour - based solely on the Manson Murders. Join Scott Michaels, the host of the documentary, The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter will unravel this bizarre time in American History. American Horror Story based their "Eternal Darkness Tour" on us and we've been featured on Ghost Adventures, Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders and The Girls Next Door. In 2017 we opened our Artifact Museum which includes a piece of The Hindenburg, Rock Hudson's death bed, Natalie Wood's prescription bottle and Jayne Mansfield's 1966 Buick death car.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“history tour” (48 reviews)
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5901 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
+1 855-600-3323

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really want to give a more positive review here because the people were so nice and enthusiastic and helpful but at the conclusion of the tour I felt a little disappointed somehow. It sits with me somewhere at 3.5 !! We did The Tragical...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked a tour for today but it was scrapped at the last minute because it didn’t have the minimum of 4. Did manage to see the museum for free. Really disappointed.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great 2 1/2 hours with a very knowledgeable, experienced and funny tour guide. A multitude of facts. Their private museum is a must. Was really interested in the Jayne Mansfield story and car. Went to the Petersen museum the next day and their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wealth of information I have never meet anyone who knows as much as Scott Michaels the tour was amazing I would do it again

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in LA and wanted to take a tour here to learn more about my city, but did not want to do the double decker bus tourist bit. This tour did not disappoint. The tour guide was super funny, knew his stuff and kept...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great tour with Brian. He kept everyone entertained. He knows the city and it's history. Nice tour to take get to know the city. Brian was even smart enough to know where to go to meet a movie star!! Jon Voight!! Brian...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brian was a really fun and knowledgeable guide. His passion for his work really made the tour a fun and interesting event. When you first meet him he's very welcoming and will right away begin telling you interesting facts about the L.A. area, to include...More

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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10 October 2017|
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Response from GeorgeVreelandHill | Reviewed this property |
No. You have to meet the tour at Dearly Departed in Hollywood.
Stephanie G
26 September 2017|
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Response from pghflyerfan |
To be honest we did not do the museum. I know I said same thing only 5.00 bucks but to be honest the people that went in ahead of us were in there 5 minutes...I think it should be included WITH the tour. I did a search on... More
John M
26 April 2017|
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Response from DearlyDeparted | Property representative |
Hi John. We visit Westwood Memorial Park on the tour. It's a tiny cemetery with a lot of A-Listers. Marilyn, Natalie Wood, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin... Our office is across the street from Hollywood Forever Cemetery... More