- 451 Ratings
R-Rated Vampire & Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
Learn the seedy history of Philadelphia’s dark side on an adults-only tour that stops at dozens of famous city sites. Explore spots that witnessed mass burials, executions, pirates, vampires and more.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a story-filled walking tour through the heart of Philadelphia, learning its true history and forgotten urban myths
- Hear sordid tales of vampires, pirates and ghosts entangled in deviant sex affairs, grisly tortures, mass burials, public executions and demonic hauntings
- Visit prominent attractions, including the Library of Congress and the sites of public whipping posts, gallows, as well as Philadelphia's own red light district
- Walk away from the experience having learned lesser-known facts about the City of Brotherly Love's best-known places
- Guided tour
A 24-hour parking garage is available on-site.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance.
- 451 Ratings
Despite the chilly, rainy weather, this tour was engaging and entertaining throughout. Our guide clearly has a wealth of knowledge and passion for history — the salacious aspects or otherwise. I would rate very satisfied were it not for a couple improvements that could be made: first, the tour was billed as a special "vampires, sex and ghosts" tour, yet participants would have the impression that the content was not changed from other Grim Philly tours: the stories were light on ghosts, included only one short mention of a perceived vampire, and were not nearly as "adult" as the description suggested. Aside from the occasional adult language, children would be fine on this tour, which is good unless you signed up for bawdiness. Second, the weather was actually pretty bad, and I feel as thought Grim Philly and our guide could plan alternative places to stand in this case. We were in rain or breezy cold nearly the entire 1.5 hours when within one block from the sites, there would have been awnings or overhangs to have a bit of shelter. By the end, my party was pretty soaked through despite having a raincoat and umbrella. Just a tip for the future when rain and wind strike. Thanks for an awesome evening besides and the history left me feeling like I learned a lot more fascinating facts than what you ever could from reading a few chapters of the typical history book on Philadelphia's past. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Philadelphia.
I Founnd the whole experience very very entertaining and very informative. Wiill Definitely Be Joining your Tour again, found Joe a great Host and Guide !!!
It was raw, exciting and knowledgeable! We accidently found this tour looking for our other tour and we are glad we did!!!
I loved hearing about personal stories from the tour guide, Mike
Antionette was amazing and so very knowledgeable ! Very entertaining and knew her facts !
Our guide was knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining.
Our tour guide Britnee was so great!! She was so knowledgeable and she was thoroughly entertaining. I learned so much while having a good time. Thanks!
Lance, our guide was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and entertaining!
Loved the stories and my husband and I learned a lot ! Adam was great and a lot of fun ! I also gave a great review on trip advisor. Anyone who visits Philadelphia should go on this tour.
Lance did a great job. He was very entertaining. He kept everyone engaged and was always happy to answer questions. He was also very friendly and welcoming to all the guests.
Really wasn't sure what to expect but it was informative and fun.
Brittany S was a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide
Britnee was a great tour guide. Informative and a pun here and there kept things lively. Glad we did it
It was great, we loved it. It was really a walking history tour of Olde City, which was wonderful. The guide, Madame Antoinette, was really smart and funny and engaging. It is NOT scary, but definitely a bawdy tour! Not really about vampires, but more history of the city and some lore. We had fun. Philadelphia is a beautiful city and this showcased some of the best parts. Looking forward to trying the bar crawl next time!
Great tour guide super knowledgeable and passionate!
This was a great tour on a beautiful night, with a bunch of the stuff they're definitely not going to tell you in the history books. Joe was an awesome guide; very knowledgeable, funny as hell, just made you not want the tour to end. This was an all-around good time and well worth the money.
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The actual tour was great, informative and fun. The woman that was being trained has a way to go, glad she did not do a lot of the tour. She was to soft spoken and unsure of herself. Hopefully that will come with time. Also registering was a bit of a nightmare. Was going to bag it, because it was such a hassle, glad we stuck with it because it was a great tour. Thanks
it was awesome and Britnee was so animated and great!
Very information alot of fun
Briana was a fantastic guide and a gifted story teller. Can't wait to do another tour. On a separate note, bring an umbrella is there is a chance of rain. We got soaked but still had a blast!
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice.