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Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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USD 35.00
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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.
  • 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
2h 30m
Return Details
Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 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)
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We really enjoyed this tour. It was a great combination of history and serial killers, with smaller side tours mixed in. It is lengthy, at almost 3 hours, but we definitely enjoyed it and really got a lot out of the tour. Ted, our guide, was the highlight of the afternoon. He
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This was a great tour with the wicked minded adult in mind. Awesome history with the creepy side. Will definitely try other tours and refer to others. Great book takeaways and awesome experience.
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I definitely learned a lot and it was fun but I would have liked more serial killer and less history lesson. Had it also been a bit shorter it would have been better. We definitely could have gotten all of the most interesting stuff in, I less time. The tour guide was AWESOME
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A group of friends and I did this tour last Saturday and it was so good. Our guide Joe was amazing, very knowledgeable and funny; I've lived in Philly my whole life and thought I knew a lot but I learned so many interesting facts and tidbits from taking this tour. I will
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Having done historical and ghost walking tours in other cities, when I saw the cemetery and serial killer tour, I signed up right away. I wasn't disappointed at all. Both tour guides were terrific -- they know their material and have fun sharing it with the group. It is adult
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