- 512 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.
- 512 Ratings
Great guy... great stories...
The tour guide, Ted, was very knowledgable of the area and kept the history lectures interesting and relevant. The tour area showed several of the historic buildings and it was not crowded. I teased Ted saying I thought he would be dressed as a vampire or some other ghoulish character - he laughed.
Ted was a great tour guide!! He was very informative and extremely interesting! He shared a lot of fun facts on the tour and had a great sense of humor! The tour was two hours, and we really enjoyed learning about the history of Philadelphia . I would highly recommend this tour, and if you get Ted as your guide, you won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait to come back and try one of the the other Grimm Philly tours.
Wonderful tour, our guide Ted was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun as well as informative. He has a great personality and sense of humor. This was my second tour with Ted, also did serial killer tour, some of the information/stories overlap but both very enjoyable and would highly recommend Grim Philly tours and Ted!!
Britney was excellent both with her knowledge and enthusiasm. She was entertaining and funny. She deserves 6 stars!
Britney was great. Even in biting cold and windchill she didn’t stop and encouraged all of us to go along with her interesting stories. Overall the tour was ok but britney was awesome.
This was easily one of the COOLEST things I did while visiting in Philadelphia. Brittany was our tour guide and she was AMAZING!!! She made our entire experience 100x better and more hilarious, I feel like if I lived here we would be best friends because she is so awesome. HIGHLY recommend going on the ghost, sex & vampire tour with her for insanely interesting facts and a great time.
Britness was hilarious and extremely knowledgeable. Loved the mixing of lore with Philadelphia's history. 10/10 experience!
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.