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Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Uncover Philadelphia’s dark past, and visit some of its most famous landmarks besides, on this macabre, small-group walking tour of Center City. Meet your guide (a college professor or trained historian), and set off to sights ranging from Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley to Christ Church and beyond. As you go, listen to ghost stories, legends about famous serial killers, and other spooky tales. The tour concludes with a beverage or moonshine sample.
  • A small-group tour lets you get up close and personal with the sights
  • See many of Philadelphia’s famous landmarks in a single tour
  • Learn more about the city’s dark past from your trained historian guide
  • Enjoy a complimentary beverage or moonshine sample at tour’s end
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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
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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.

Old City , Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Inside a cultural tavern for a complimentary beverage or sampling.

  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grim Philly Twilight Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Entertaining and educational!
, Oct 2021
Loved this tour! It was a really fun mix of serial killer lore and philadelphia history. Our tour guide Ted was incredible and an amazing storyteller. Would absolutely go again. We learned so much and now definitely have a few new favorite serial killers to learn more about.
Philly not great for H. H. Holmes but Grimm Philly Tours is Fun!
, Oct 2021
I took this tour with my teenage daughter. It was a fun way to see parts of the city and learn a bit of history and the darker side of the city history.
This was a great way to...
, Sep 2021
This was a great way to see many historical spots and also learn some dark serial killer history. Ted was a wonderful guide. He is witty, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in the subject matter. Take this tour!
Fun tour
, Sep 2021
Great tour with some great history sprinkled in. I would definitely look to do another tour with this group next time in Philly!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Yes was fantastic. Really...
, Aug 2021
Yes was fantastic. Really knows his his history and serial killers. I loved the mixture of the stories about major historic landmarks as well as information on serial killers known to the area. It was a great way for us to see major areas of the city while getting some unique stories about the darker side of Philly.
Entertaining and informative
, Jul 2021
Our guide, Ted, was knowledgeable and personable. He is obviously experienced and has a personal interest in both serial killers and history. The actual walk was probably less than one mile while the pace of the "lecture" was brisk. TV-MA so not for the little ones, but my 14 and 18 year old children were fine.
Ted was very informative and has a great sense of humor. Looking foward to booking another tour with him.
, Jul 2021
Really enjoyed the stop at Christ's church. Also enjoyed the cemetary walk. Overall very enjoyable experience
Cemetery and serial killers walking tour of philly
, May 2021
Ted was an amazing tour guide! He really knew his s**t. I got to see and learn a lot of things I would not have on a regular tour. I will definitely be back for another tour.
Knowledgeable and entertaining
, Apr 2021
Ted was knowledgeable and entertaining, he provided an interesting twist to a historical tour, the walk was enjoyable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Pretty good, considering!
, Dec 2020
I learned so much on this tour! Ted was very knowledgeable and was great at answer questions. The only bummer is that with the snow and pandemic, some locations on the tour we could not go into. But the route and the tour guide were great! I would definitely go on a different tour with this company.

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