step off the beaten path and into Philadelphia's Gritty history.

Grim Philly and Grim Philly Twilight Tours are a series of highly researched dark history tour varieties on unconventional and gritty topics mixed with traditional Philadelphia histories and historic sites in the primary locations sought after by tourists visiting Philadelphia. All guides have college degrees, most are professors and teachers. Grim Philly Twilight Tours are graphic, and unsuitable for children and those of prudish disposition. Grim Philly day tours captures the spirit of our nighttime varieties while embracing a wider audience.

Walking, tavern, and riverboat tours available.


Our Tours

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Sightseeing Tours

Ghost Tours


Drinks & Food


Winter Tours


Grim Philly and Grim Philly Twilight Tours have been voted consistently best historical and ghost tours in Philadelphia on the Philly A-List, Trip Advisor, and in numerous local and national media outlets- including Greater Media Philadelphia stationsCBS local news, and the Travel Channel.

Lauded as the most intensive mature-audience ghost and off the beaten path sightseeing- with tours from university and school group itineraries to R-Rated bachelorettes- Grim Philly employs professors, educators, and college grads, exclusively, with our range of revolutionary, socio-political, and gritty mature-audience-twisted topics in a myriad of haunted macabre and educator specialties in adult style to entertain, and inform.