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Discover the dark secrets of America's most historic and haunted city on this 3-hour, guided walking tour around Philadelphia. Visit historic sites like the Christ Church Burial Ground and hear the terrifying tales of grave robbers, crazed killers and the devastating epidemic that once hit the city. After the tour, relax with a free drink at one of Philadelphia's best pubs. This unique tour is family-friendly, but parental discretion is recommended.


  • Philadelphia walking tour focusing on the scandalous and macabre parts of the city's history
  • See top Philadelphia attractions including Christ Church Burial Ground, the Betsy Ross House and Elfreth's Alley
  • Learn about grave robbers, serial killers and disease epidemics from your three historian guides
  • Enjoy complimentary beer and snacks at one of Philly's finest taverns
  • All ages allowed on tour, though parental discretion is advised

What You Can Expect

Philadelphia Cemetery and Urban History Tour

Cemetery Tour

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. 

Customer Reviews

linda z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour guide was well informed and entertaining. Also very responsive to questions and comments. Five stars plus

Luis V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

awesome tour with awesome guides

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