Meet and greet three historians, who know there’s a dark side of Philadelphia. They will lead this 3-hour tour around the city, with terrifying tales at every turn.
The journey begins at the famous Christ Church Burial Ground where Benjamin Franklin and other notable early Americans are buried. Then it’s off to the Betsy Ross House, believed to be the site where the first American Flag was sewn, and Elfreth’s Alley, the nation's oldest residential street.
This is not another history tour, however. Find out about grave robbers, like Dutch Pillet and Levi Chew, and crazed killers, like the 'Corpse Collector,' the 'Frankfort Slasher,' 'Hednik’s House of Horrors,' and H.H. Holmes, America’s first documented serial killer, whose trial was held in Philadelphia.
Also, learn about the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, where close to 5,000 people died, making the illness, in a city of 50,000 people, one of the most severe in the history of the U.S.
Finally, unwind with the tour group and enjoy a free drink at one of Philadelphia's best taverns.