Vampires, Sex, Ghost Tour
Our maiden tour voted best in Philadelphia. With an eclectic array of sites and frights from dark & deviant sexcapades to torture, mass burials &
execution, to vampires, pirates, and ghosts! A solid year of research & development by university professor Joe Wojie this high energy, R-Rated adult night tour ensures the highest value in entertainment and fact. An exceptionally one of a kind, unique, and far different tour than any other- adventurers are guided past Independence Hall, The Library of Congress and 2 dozen other sites starting with a core of traditional stories from our founding fathers and quickly moving to Philly's most seedy locations like our whipping posts, gallows, red light district; even recounting hauntings such as that of the City Tavern, pirate ghost ships that sail the Delaware, and more!
Duration: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm (& other times available)
Cost: $25 (adult only)
*Departs from Independence Visitor Center every Saturday 7pm throughout winter, and nightly throughout summer and fall- 599 Market St. Phila, Pa 19106.
(NEW!) Mixology 101
Smooth alcohol tastings, crafty concoction demonstrations, and multi-cultural revelations in boozy elixirs mark this fermentable occasion with a saucy education in Prohibition Era Philly favorites.
3:45-4:00 pm- Check-in. Optional drink order (additional).
4:00-5:00 pm- Alcohol 101: fermentation and distillation.
*Education: global creations, prohibition, mixology demonstration, samples.
JJ Bootleggers Moonshine Bar (35 S. 2nd St. Phila).
5:00-5:15 pm- Optional food; optional drink order (additional).
5:15-6:00 pm- Distillation, Bootlegging, and Moonshine 101.
*Moonshine tastings, demonstration, and education.
*Hot food, additional drinks optional.
Grim Philly's: Moonshine & Valentine
A Tavern Tour with Blood, Sex, & Magick!
Love spells, chocolates; blood, & sex; aphrodisiacs, magick; drinking, & hex. Join Grim Philly on this intimately juicy & steamy evening for the uninhibited as you enjoy complimentary chocolates and drinks and hear the true history of this lovers holiday with its dark, bloody, and sordidly promiscuous past.
From Roman animal sacrifice to Aztec aphrodisiacs, Indian Kama Sutra, Celtic courtship practices; and Wiccan and Voodoo love potions- learn of the multifaceted and magickal history of love rituals across cultures and time with some surprisingly bloody, magickal, and steamy origins as we visit 2-3 of the best local watering holes, enjoying a complimentary beverage and additional give-a-ways at each. This is a tour like none other by Grim Philly. So bring your Valentine out on the town for a pulsating lovers evening out with Grim Philly for a night you'll not soon forget.
Cost: $50 (adult only)
2:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
6:00 PM Fridays and other evenings.
Included: Valentine entertainment/information, Dan Dan Noodle appetizer chocolates, giveaways, love spells, et cetera included. Happy hour tour prices on select drinks.
Optional: additional food (not included).
Infusion Lounge OR JJ Bootleggers Moonshine Bar
Socialization, shot provided.
Sassafras bar OR Bierstub (Optional)
*2017 Schedule: Runs from:
Han Dynasty, 123 Chestnut St. Phila, Pa 19106.
*Bar drinks and specials subject to availability.
*Additional food, drinks, gratuity not included.
Bootlegger's Prohibition Pub Crawl
Bootlegger's Ball Prohibition Pub Crawl!
From ruthless "businessmen" gangsters shooting up the city in a war to control the liquor trade, to a few haunting stories of pirates and colonial brewers- enjoy a couple complimentary drinks, tavern entries, & histories as you're entertained with the most chillingly interesting, twisted, & unique facts of our fair city. Though a typical "Grim Philly"® dark history mix of old & new, pub crawls are a solid departure from Grim Philly's usual fast pace & fact-packed regular tours; and are designed as guided evenings out socializing with friends in between bursts of historical intrigue befitting the tavern environment. Come along to socialize as we explore "Grim" Philly's early tavern & waterfront drinking cultures, and some of our most famous prohibition gangsters- Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxy Gordon, Leo Lanzetti, and others on Philly's "RRR" rated #1 educational drinking tour! With plenty of time to socialize and mingle in between activities, including trivia for chances to win free shots or beer, at least one additional stop with drink specials ordinarily is included to make a spectacular evening out. Two tours in one- your Bootlegger's Ball begins with a narritave tromp around hstorically significant Philadelphia colonial brewing spots recounting craft beer and early drinking histories of our earliest residents before moving on to the second alcohol/tavern phase where we'll enjoy similar libations served up for us by some of the finest watering holes the city has known!
*One hour historical tour of “Grim” Philly's colonial brewing, bootlegging, and gangster history prior to arrival at first tavern.
*3 Tavern stops:
One alcoholic beverages of tavern's choice at 2 different taverns.
Drink specials at 3rd tavern.
Additional drink giveaways and/or snacks.
Ample opportunity to socialize with friends old & new.
Ticket Collection: Weekdays and Sundays: 5:45 PM.
Saturdays: 3:45 PM and additional times as needed (see calander for details).
Tour Begins: Weekdays and Sundays: 6:00 PM.
Saturdays: 4:00 PM and additional times as needed (see calender for details).
Duration: 3 hours or more.
*A departure from our usual fast pace & fact-packed regular tours, pub crawls are designed as guided evenings out with friends. Taverns are chosen less for historical significance and more for giving tour goers a modern & cultural variety of local flavor. For differences between our pub crawls and regular walking tours please visit our FAQ page for more details.
*Departs from Independence Visitor Center (March through August)- 599 Market Street, Phila, Pa 19106.
Serial Killers and Cemetery Tour
From grave robbers like Dutch Pillet and Levi Chew to psychopathic killers like the “Corpse Collector,” “Frankfort Slasher,” “Hednik’s House of Horrors,” and H.H. Holmes; America’s first- this is not your typical Liberty Bell tour! And…after a fact-packed late afternoon Grim Philly® walk we’ll rest our weary bones one of Philly's finest watering holes for a complimentary moonshine and optional pub cuisine.
Sparsely sprinkled with national icons, tales of yellow fever death, & up close visits to the graves of Ben Franklin, & other founding fathers- this eclectic mix of the traditional and unconventional is sure to surprise even the most discerning of dark history enthusiasts with its refreshingly twisted take.
Tour price includes:
Paid admission to burial ground, & Christ Church.
Complimentary moonshine or other beverage of bar's choice after tour.
Numerous historical sites including Franklin's Grave, Elfreth's Alley, Betsy Ross House, & more!
Duration: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sat & Sun
Cost: $35 (adult only)
*Departs Sat. & Sun. afternoons from Independence Visitor Center (April through November)- 599 Market Street. 1 N. Independence Mall West Phila, Pa 19106.
(NEW!) Grave Robbers, Ghosts, & Graveyards!
Ghosts and Graveyard Tour
Ghosts, grave robbers, witchcraft, demons, and all matter of the undead.
The most comprehensive and riveting ghost tour in or outside Pennsylvania. Ghosts and Graveyards is a ghost aficionados wet dream with visits to the site of live Witch Trials, founding father's graves, bodies stacked under colonial structures, multiple colonial boneyard haunts, and Old Pine Street Church bone yard as a highlight shrill chill in the dead of the October night.
A Ghost Tour of true paranormal nature Ghosts and Graveyards captures the quintessential spirit of edgy presentation for which Grim has become famous while embracing for the first time a wider non-adult audience (with warning).
Boasting twice the length and locations of any other ghost tour in Philly and visiting chilling original sites missed by less comprehensive ghost tours without university professor guides, Ghosts and Graveyards highlights the origin of Halloween tradition before bounding forward in to the freshest new paranormal Philly phenomena and spirit-rich boneyard haunts as told only in Grim style.
University Professor guide.
Multiple grave yard sites.
Witchcraft, zombies, magick, and all matter of undead antebellum folkloric Philadelphia tradition discussed.
Origin stories of modern Halloween, ghosts, and Samhain.
Adult ghost tour teasers.
Up to 2 and a half hour total length.
Minors allowed, with parental supervision, and cautionary warning of presentation topics and style.
8:00 pm – 10:15 pm or later. Saturdays in October. Additional Friday and other nights as available. (see calendar for details).
$40 Adult | $20 Child (under 12)
*Please note- this is NOT a haunted house. Grim Philly tours are gritty and historical. Tour guides are professors and authors with college degrees. No actors will appear to scare and Mr. Rodgers makes no appearance for story time.
*In an effort to break with Grim Philly’s usual mature audience themes and embrace a wider family demographic this Halloween season please be advised also that this tour, while opened to a wider audience, still encompasses the grittier spirit of our usual nighttime varieties. Thus, caution should be still used as per presentation style and topics discussed.
Oktoberfest Halloween & Tavern Tour
Fill your bellies on marzen lagers, moonshine, and Halloween and Oktoberfest sweat treats, while regaling in Grim Philly's famous brand of R-Rated grit- in lost pagan traditions in divination and the dead while toasting with the ghosts of Olde City's notoriously sordid colonial era haunts where our Founding Fathers were known to enjoy a spirit or two themselves. As always tour guides include professors, authors, and young professionals guaranteed to push the boundaries of refined language sensibilities in unapologetic and uncensored terms. Ghost stories, toasting, trivia for additional shot give-a-ways and prizes abound on this social drinking and feasting evening out sharing the night in to the witching hour with good friends old and new. Oktoberfest, Halloween, stories of witches and ghouls, and, colonial and craft beer secrets are shared on thsi wicked cool Grim Philly adventure of entertaining learning and fun!
1 hour+ Halloween, Oktoberfest, and beer tour before tavern portion.
2 hours lightly narrated tavern portion with socializing and drink.
3 bar visits.
2+ alcoholic beverages: of taverns choice- including specialty fall moonshine selections such as "apple pie" or "candy corn" moonshine, carmel apple rum and vodka drinks, and other seasonal possibilities.
Additional Oktoberfest beer and/or shot drink give-a-way prizes on top of standard included in price of admission.
Halloween/Fall candy give-a-ways.
*Hot food selections and seasonal beers available at additional cost.
Duration: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 7 nights a week!
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturdays
Additional 3 PM, and other times weekends.
Cost: $50 (adult only)
*Tour departs from outside front doors of Independence Visitor Center: 599 Market St., Phila, Pa 19106. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead for check-in. 24 hour parking garage located at Visitor Center.
Introducing your chance to be part of an actual ghost story! In this immersive experience, we will explore the world of Spiritualism, Magic, and Séance.
Belief in ghosts and spirits is ancient, but in the late 1800’s millions became convinced they could communicate with the dead. During that time Philadelphia became a center for Spiritualism and Spirit Photography. For many people, this belief continues to this day. Learn how, through Spiritualism and Magic, the individual not only becomes subject to a spirit control, but the spirit control might then expand to include the spirits of the location, surroundings, and loved ones of those present. You may experience table rapping, tilting, transubstantiation, and even ghostly whispers and touches, just as they did in Victorian Philadelphia.
The evening will culminate in a live séance where our medium will contact the spirits to interact with the group to allow you to experience other-worldliness, whispers, apparitions, and the unexplainable.
Whether you’re a skeptic or an enthusiastic believer – this experience promises to be intriguing, mysterious, and genuinely creepy. If you have a nervous disposition, please think twice before attending.
Duration: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Thursdays Nights.
Cost: $60 Adult | $30 Pre-Adult (under 12)
*Check-in and orientation: 7:45 PM Han Dynasty 123 Chestnut St Phila Pa 19106.
Join Grim Philly and renowned psychic and ghost hunting expert Laurie Hull-McCabe, author of "Haunted Honeymoons," "Philly's Main Line Haunts," "Brandywine Valley Ghosts," "Supernatural Pennsylvania," and more- for this fall edition Ghost Hunting.
Search with your own equipment (provided) alongside the most renowned clairvoyant paranormal investigator on the east coast as you hunt for ghosts in famously haunted Olde City under the cool moonlight over the cobblestone paths of America's most historic, and haunted city! Departing from Visitor Center (8pm) or Han Dynasty (12pm), search for spectral spirits throughout the witching hour throughout October on this fall edition ghost hunt!
Duration: 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM Thursdays Nights.
Cost: $35 Adult | $20 Pre-Adult (under 12)
*Check-in and orientation: 9:45 PM Han Dynasty 123 Chestnut St Phila Pa 19106.
Adult Value Combo! Multiple Tours! Great Savings!
Adult Combo Value!
Buy all 3 classic adult Grim tours, use any time! Even next year! And take 40% off! Includes:
· Vampires, Sex, Ghosts.
· Cemetery and Serial Killers.
· Oktoberfest: Halloween and Haunted Tavern Tour.
Already taken one? No worries. Trade any tour out for one or both adult winter tours:
· Nightmare Before Christmas Tavern Tour.
· Moonshine and Valentine Tavern Tour of Blood, Sex, & Magick.
Save 40%! Use whenever you like!
Fall Family Combo! Multiple NEW Tours! Great Savings!
Fall Family Combo!
All new! All ages! 3 tours!
Use whenever you like and enjoy great savings on 3 all new fall immersive nighttime Grim Philly Ghost Tours! All ages gritty tours for the first time from Grim Philly. And available in Fall Family Pack savings! Includes the following 3 all new Grim Philly Tours:
· Ghost Hunting.
· Ghosts and Graveyard nighttime tour.
Enjoy great savings and use any time this fall!
RAW Culture: Day Tours!
See the tour Anthony Bourdain took! Gritty sightseeing by Grim Philly!
How did George Washington circumvent anti-slave laws while president in a free state? Why did Benjamin Franklin’s slaves carry him around on their shoulders, and where were they purchased? Where did Franklin conduct his electrical experiments? And what of the bodies discovered under what was once the statesmen's home? Where were the United States Marines formed? America's first bank robbery? Benedict Arnold's house? What Church steeple did John Adam's climb to the top of when dared, and dangled his legs from over the edge? In what colonial hotels did famous pirates Blackbeard and Captain Kidd stay in, and to whom did they fence their goods? Where were National Treasure and other Hollywood movies filmed? And on what corner did the wealthiest man in America have his face ran over by a horse-drawn cart?
For the best of the best true RAW Culture living history delivered by university professors, published authors and young professionals in the absolute rawest terms join the most scandalously unorthodox authentically original sightseeing experience consistently voted best in the city for originality and research.
Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams’ homes; Christ Church, movie set locations, Continental Congress, Tun Tavern, famous pirates and the marines, Philly's slave auction block, and 25 historic daylight landmarks in all. Grim's RAW Culture day tours capture the spirit of our unconventional evening varieties while embracing a fact-pact bombardment of educational sightseeing entertainment by authors, professors, and young professionals in the primary locations sought after by tourists, and a couple off the beaten path.
Visceral, revealing, and gritty- RAW Culture is Colonial and Revolutionary mixed with the refreshingly unexpected, and suitable for family and friends alike. Walk the paths trodden by Pope Francis and Paul Revere. Of Jefferson, and of Hamilton. And see the tallest building Washington had ever seen in his life.
End your tour with $4 cheesesteaks, complimentary lemonade or home-style ice tea; and negotiated cafe, restaurant, bar, and shop discounts on the very block where we end in the heart of Philadelphia's historic district. After a super sightseeing adventure your afternoon will have practically paid for itself with your Grim Philly negotiated discounts as a service to our guests. And, our local guides (guaranteed college grads) will be also on hand for any directions, and recommendations for hidden gems throughout the city and burbs for those staying on in the metro area.
Duration: 1 hr 45 min+
Time: 12:00 PM daily.
Cost: Adult $35/ Child $10
* Departs from in front of front doors of Independence Visitor Center: 599 Market St (6th & Market) Phila. Pa, 19106. 12pm daily May through November.
Grim Philly's Riverboat Cruise: Pirates & Jersey Devil!
"Grim Philly's Riverboat Cruise: Pirates and the Jersey Devil."
Cool dark waters abound as you're spell bound in legends of pirate ghouls and the Jersey Devil on this uncensored cruise of the Delaware's grittiest tales under the blue moonlight with the city's urban skyline at our side. Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Anne Boney, and pirate ghosts and treasure are dredged up alongside turn of the century encounters with Jersey's frightening woodland sky serpent; a thirteenth child and son of Satan himself along the very river upon which we sail. As always- Grim guides include professors, authors, and young professionals guaranteed to relay fact and legend in grimly unapologetic terms. So join us aboard Patriot Harbor Lines' genuine 1920's replica commuter yacht for Grim Philly's nighttime Pirates & The Jersey Devil Riverboat Cruise from Penn's Landing on The Delaware all summer through fall. 100% educational; 200% entertainment.
Ages 17 or over with parental supervision.
Ticket Collection: 30 minutes prior to departure.
Duration: Friday Evenings 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM and other times as needed.
*Boat leaves promptly as scheduled so arrive please accordingly.
*2014 Schedule: Runs most Friday Night's May 14th through October 30th from southern end of Penn's Landing. "Patriot" Riverboat departs from "behind" the Hilton Hotel at the Independence Seaport Museum Dock. GPS (Street) Adress: 211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Parking at Independence Seaport Museum lot or indoor garage aside hotel. Dock is located in alcove behind Seaport Museum, hotel, and Spruce Street Harbor Park, which is an exceptional place ot arrive early to for food before your tour!
*Please show up for your tour so you do not loose your seats!
*Boat leaves promptly as scheduled so arrive please accordingly.
Please note that unlike Grim Philly's walking tours, which can be rescheduled any number of times for six dollars- because of the limited amount of space available no-shows not making prior arrangemens to reschedule prior to 72 hours before their cruise will forfeit their tickets as they will have reserved space on the vessel that would not have been able to have been taken by others.
Ghost Ship Terror Cruise: Pirates & The Jersey Devil!
Cool dark waters and Oktoberfest marzen lagers abound as you're spell bound in legends of pirate ghouls and the Jersey Devil on this irreverently uncensored R-Rated cruise of the Delaware's grittiest tales under the blue moonlight with the city's urban skyline at our side. Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Anne Boney, and pirate ghosts and treasure are dredged up alongside turn of the century encounters with Jersey's frightening woodland sky serpent; a thirteenth child and son of Satan himself along the very river upon which we sail. As always- Grim guides include professors, authors, and young professionals guaranteed to ignore the boundaries of refined language sensibilities in grimly unapologetic terms. So join us aboard Patriot Harbor Lines' genuine 1920's replica commuter yacht for Grim Philly's fall edition sunset Pirates & The Jersey Devil Booze Cruise extravaganza from Penn's Landing on The Delaware this fall season. 100% educational; 200% entertainment...so drink up me hearties yo ho!
Ages 17 or over with parental supervision. Must be 21 with valid state ID to drink.
Arrive early and sip cocktails while you wait!
Ticket Collection: 30 minutes prior to stated departure time.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Friday Departures: 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM.
Saturday Departures: 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, (11:00 PM TBA).
Check calendar calendar for precise fall schedule, frequency, and departure times, and block out dates.
Tour is unsuitable for children or those of prudish disposition.
*Please DRESS WARM!!
Temperatures can be slightly cooler on the water.
*2014 Schedule: Runs most Friday and Saturday nights in October from southern end of Penn's Landing. "Patriot" Riverboat departs from "behind" the Hyatt Hotel at the Independence Seaport Museum Dock. GPS Adress: 211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Parking at Independence Seaport Museum lot.
*Please show up for your tour so you do not loose your seats!
Please note that unlike Grim Philly's walking tours, which can be rescheduled any number of times for five bucks- because of the limited amount of space available no-shows not making prior arrangemens to reschedule prior to 72 hours before their tour will forfeit their tickets as they will have reserved space on the vessel that would not have been able to have been taken by others.
Winter- Christmas Tour!
Grim Philly’s: Nightmare Before Christmas Tavern Tour!
Keebler elves, yule logs, and a jolly flying fat man delivering Hollister and IPods from some secret snow kingdom to the north. Curious traditions for a manger bound birthday gala with a couple wise guys and an egg nog. From Krampus to Christmas caroling and medieval holiday toasts with authentic hot spiced recipes- hear the roots of our holiday celebrations over seasonal beverages, snacks, and giveaways while socializing with friends new and old on this mostly indoor tavern experienceof the holiday season.
Relax in warmth enjoying authentic handmade Christmas beverages, snacks and prizes (included) as you learn a full range of the surprising histories of Yule, and Viking lore and Saturnalia- all which have worked their way in to our modern Christian celebrations including ideas of magick, gift giving…and origins in even infanticide and human sacrifice.
Revel in little known facts of our holiday past including the season’s pagan roots in Roman, Celtic & German traditions, while learning of medieval, and New World additions in mumming & mistletoe. So toast with the ghosts of Christmas past as we drink in the yuletide spirits of grog & nog on this most entertainingly fact-(& alcohol) filled tour of the holiday season!
Infusion (Second Floor):
3:45-4:00 PM Ticket Collection.
4:00-5:00 PM Origins of Christmas
*Includes complimentary holiday beverage, snack, giveaways.
Zento (outside portion)
5:00-5:30 PM Christmas drink, wassail, mumming histories
*Includes- complimentarty Christmas beverage.
Bierstub German Tavern OR Bootleggers Moonshine Bar:
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Light trivia and socialization.
*Includes- Either happy hour beer specials OR complimentary shot of seasonal specialty moonshine and drink giveaways included.
Sassafras Bar: (Optional after-party)
10:00 PM on- Happy hour specials on beer, wine, and well drinks available for ticket holders.
*Please note- times and locations are approximate and subject to available space and coordination with partner establishments.
Duration: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (apx): Saturdays/Sundays.
Cost: $50.00 (adult only)
*2016/17 Schedule: Runs 4pm & 6pm (see calendar) November 26th through January from Infusion, located at 16 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
New Year’s Eve 2016!
Join Grim Philly Twilight Tours and JJ Bootleggers Moonshine Bar for our New Year’s Eve 2016 bash. Test your knowledge of Grim Philly and the craziest Grim facts from around the world for chances at free liquor prizes, JJ’s drink and food gift cards, and free Grim Philly Tours for an entire year! Winterfest awaits with fire pits and fireworks just blocks away after the event as you beat traffic in to Grim Philly before the fireworks rush. Or stay at JJ's for paired New Years fun through the night with friends old and new.
Twisted and wicked fun awaits on New Year’s Eve’s salaciously sexy, embarrassingly earnest, and ex-motherloving-ceptionally unexpected jeopardy style grit for novices and experts alike. Bring your own team, or join one as we pair up singles and couples when you arrive to form fresh to compete against one another for cash and prize. And, have your eyes open wide to the most sinfully salacious, unexpected and unbelievable gritty trivia local…and from across the globe.
You’ll meet friends
You’ll have fun.
You will learn.
It’s Not Philly Unless It’s Grim!
Duration: 2pm - 4:15pm (12/31...NYE 2016).
Includes: drink, plentiful snacks, ample and liberal prizes for all including drink and food gift cards, free tours, and more!
Limited tickets available.
Call or email for group discounts- 215-510-4899 | Joe@GrimPhilly.com
Location: JJ Bootleggers Moonshine Bar- 35 S. Second Street Phila, Pa 19106.
New Year’s Eve Bash 2015!
Lobster and grilled shrimp; wagyu beef and more…Join Grim Philly at Zento Contemporary this New Year’s Eve for a gluttonously decadent and exclusive evening of fine dining cuisine for the discriminating connoisseur. Ring in the New Year with friends old and new; with fireworks and champagne; beer, wine, mixed drinks; and Zento’s award winning culinary creations from roasted matsutake, sashimi and spicy tuna to omakase, rainbow fish citron, and a sinfully sexy array of desert spreads from some of the city’s top chefs. Come for the opening festivities of a three course diners delight and desert or stay through the evening enjoying fireworks displays over champagne toasts of Auld Lang Syne. Tax and gratuity included with your purchase.
Three Course Fine Dining
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Three Course Fine Dinning
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Three Course Fine Dinning
9:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Open Bar and Limited Buffet
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Location: Zento Contemporary Japanese Cuisine and Saki Bar located at 134 Chestnut Street Olde City Philadelphia 19106.
Parking: Indoor parking garages located one block to the north and south on Second Street. Outside lot located same block on Chestnut Street.
Fireworks: Penn's Landing firework displays at 6:00 PM and 12:00 PM viewable from under the heat lamps outside.
Ice Skating: Throughout the day and evening at Penn's Landing Winterfest until 1:30 PM.
Ticket Times: reservations/tickets must be used for the specific time/s for which they have been purchased and may not be used interchangeably with other times as other patrons will have reserved those times and seating is limited to only those tables available. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES will be available on unused reservations for this one night annual event.
Prefer not to take grandma & the kids along to the, “…Sex, Ghost” tour?
Want to take the, “…Serial Killers & Beer” tour but can’t ditch the kids?
...this is what’s up, & you can thank us later for getting you out of family fun at another gradeschool-esq liberty bell snooze!
Cemetery & Urban History Tour
(Grim Philly’s “Cemetery, Serial Killers;
Blood & Beer” tour for the kiddies ...a wider audience)
“The only thing better than a hooker is a dead hooker, unless you’ve got a half dozen of them stuffed in your closet”- or so sayeth Marty Graham: The Corpse Collector.
If you’d rather jump through a plate glass window sooner than see another friendly free footstep tour consider yourself saved.
You get the graveyard and leeches same as the adult variety with Grim Philly guides spinning the same tales of killers & death: all spoken in the queen’s finest English for the kiddies, of course.
This all ages (mostly) family friendly version of our, “Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood & Beer” tour is (just about) suitable for a day trip with Aunt Ethel, Cousin Maude, & Tiny Tim too- prudish uptight’s aside…who’d be best advised to steer clear (no, seriously- are you uptight? Then stay home; take someone else's tour).
Identical content to our mature audiences tour, given by the same guides—every one of whom holds a college master’s degree—enjoy even your complimentary beer at the end (soda-pop for the youngens) just in time for happy hour food and drink specials at Mexican Post’s restaurant and bar: all ages welcome!
Price: $29.99 (Adult)
$9.99/$19.99 (Child/Under 12)
Duration: 3 hrs (TBA)
Audience: All Ages / Parental Discretion Advised.
*Burial Ground opened weather permitting.
*Christ Church opening subject to event calendar (weddings, funerals, holy day events, etc).
All Ages: 50% Profits Benefit Palmyra Historical Society
Cool waters and Oktoberfest marzen lagers abound as you're spell bound in legends of pirate ghouls and the Jersey Devil on this gritty fact-pact cruise of the Delaware's juiciest tales with the city skyline at our side. Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Anne Boney, and pirate ghosts and treasure are dredged up alongside turn of the century encounters with Jersey's frightening woodland sky serpent; a thirteenth child and son of Satan himself along the very river upon which we sail. Your tour guides will include one or more of the following: Joe Wojie (Rider University History Professor), Jon Crider (TCNJ History Professor), and Harry Kyrakodis (author of Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront). So join us aboard Patriot Harbor Lines' genuine 1920's replica commuter yacht for Palmyra Historical and Cultural Society's fall edition Pirates & The Jersey Devil Delaware Riverboat Cruise from Penn's Landing. 100% educational; 200% entertainment...so drink up me hearties yo ho!
All ages welcome.
Must be 21 with valid state ID to drink.
Ticket Collection: 30 minutes prior to stated departure time.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Sunday October 5th: 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM.
Sunday October 19th: 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM.
Check calendar for precise fall schedule, frequency, and departure times.
This tour is run in conjunction with Grim Philly Twilight Tours and Patriot Harbor Lines. Contact Grim Philly Twilight Tours for more details at 856-829-3100.
*Please DRESS WARM!!
Temperature can be slightly cooler on the water.
*2014 Schedule: Runs from southern end of Penn's Landing. "Patriot" Riverboat departs from "behind" the Hyatt Hotel at the Independence Seaport Museum Dock. GPS Adress: 211 S. Columbus Blvd, Phila, Pa 19106. Parking at Independance Seaport Museum.
Independence Walking Tours!
(Family friendly; all-ages version of our: Vampires, Sex, Ghost, & so much more tour!)
Developed by Rider University Professor Joe Wojie;
Independence Walking Tours is the family friendly cleaned up afternoon version of our mature audiences, “Vampires, Sex, Ghosts: and so much more” night tour offered by Grim Philly Twilight Tours that’s won Best City Tour on PHL 17’s Hotlist in 2011 & 2012.
Crafted with the same attention to research and care for enthusiasm & entertainment, Independence Walking Tours is a standalone Philadelphia tour suitable for parents and children alike. You’ll enjoy the scandal (not so much sex!), but torture, death…even a ghost story or two from the nighttime variety; with language and delivery sanitized for grandma and the kids! For those family weekends with the kids when the last thing you wanted was to take another constitutional liberty duck tour- we’ve got the answer to your prayers, & you can save that constitutional for after lunch when you’re through.
Price: $19.99 (adult)
$9.99 (child/under 12)
Duration: 75 min. (TBA)
Audience: All Ages
All tours subject to availability.
Tours run rain or shine, so dress appropriately please!
Telephone reservations subject to additional $5 charge per ticket.
Must be 21 to enter tour taverns and participate in all themed Tavern Tours.
Midnight Ghost Hunting Participants under 21 may remain in outside seating at tavern where tour will begin until tour gathers outside at 11:00 pm. Those entering tavern to meet up with Midnight Ghost Hunting Tour after 10:00 pm must show Grim Philly ticket at door to waive cover charge.
Burial Ground opened weather permitting.
opening subject to event calendar (weddings, funerals, holy day events, etc).
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