Cemetery & Serial Killer Tour of Philadelphia

148 Ratings

$39

per person
Tour Christ Church’s infamous cemetery as you hear twisted tales of grave robbers and psychopathic killers. Learn the spooky history of Philadelphia, then enjoy an alcoholic beverage at a local tavern.
Duration:  3hrs
Cancellation:  48hrs
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Highlights

  • Follow three entertaining historians on a fact-filled walking tour through a cemetery: Explore historical sites and hear a wild assortment of true stories
  • Listen to tales of the city’s most notorious psychopaths, including Gary Heidnik and his house of horrors
  • Visit the grave of Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers for an added historical bonus
  • End up at the Mexican Post Tavern for a chance to rest and relax while enjoying refreshing beer and snacks

What's Included

  • Guided cemetery walking tour
  • Moonshine or other beverage of bar’s choice after tour

Additional Information

Tour is for adults only.

Cancellation policy

This rate is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled - if you do choose to change or cancel this booking you will not be refunded any of the payment.

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148 Ratings
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Gina
Sep 10, 2019
Tour was very interesting and informative while the guide was down to Earth and very approachable with questions!
Kevin
Jun 22, 2019
Exceeded my expectations. Ted was an excellent guide. I highly recommend!
Katherine
May 26, 2019
Unfortunately, I was very dissatisfied with this tour. From the get go, he warned us that it would be long and probably end around 12:45. However, by 1 pm there was still another stop and two more serial killers to talk about. The stories were rambling and did not always have a point. For instance, he discussed H.H. Holmes for at least 30 minutes at the start and spent a lot of it on the Chicago aspect but never referenced the hotel that he built. He touched briefly on the Philadelphia connection but never got to the point. I had to ask him if the DNA results that were recently tested proved that it was in fact Holmes. Later on, almost into the 3rd hour, he made references to the French Revolution and Bastille Day and completely had his facts wrong. He said Bastille Day is in October. I chose not to correct as I just did not want to add any more time to the tour. Terry was a likeable enough individual but not a dynamic or interesting storyteller. And, as previously mentioned, not accurate. He also blatantly asked for tips which I did not really appreciate. The only part that I enjoyed was the segment in Christchurch cemetery where Bob took over and talked about two of the doctors buried there. All in all though, I cannot recommend this and was disheartened that 3 hours of my last day in Philadelphia was wasted on this banal and poorly rendered tour. Also, I would like to note that our guide also requested that we leave 5 star Yelp reviews. I was not going to go out of my way to bash him. But, in regard that I received this email and in hopes or better quality, I decided to respond and give my opinion.

Location

Meeting location:  599 Market St

$39

per person

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