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Philadelphia Serial Killer and Sightseeing Walking Tour

  • Learn about Philadelphia’s history from a historian or college professor
  • Guaranteed admission to Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground
  • Discover Old City, home to Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks
Philadelphia Serial Killer and Sightseeing Walking Tour
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Embark on a history tour with a twist. On this afternoon outing in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood, you won’t just see the major sights: you’ll also hear spooky stories about the ghosts and serial killers that are associated with the city’s centuries-old landmarks. Led by a trained historian or college professor, you’ll visit Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and Christ Church, among other destinations.

What to Expect

This afternoon tour begins right outside the Independence Visitor Center, located just steps from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. On this outing, you won’t just see many of Old City’s most famous landmarks—you’ll also learn the unconventional ghost stories and legends of serial killers that are written into the city’s history.

As you go, discover some of Philadelphia's most popular landmarks, including Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest residential street in the country). The tour also includes admission to Christ Church—which was founded in 1695, and which counted George Washington and Benjamin Franklin among its parishioners—and its adjacent Burial Ground.

As you spot the gravestones belonging to various Founding Fathers, your guide (a trained historian or college professor) will also share stories about the city's history as well as the insalubrious characters that once haunted its streets.

At the conclusion of the tour, stop for a beverage or sample of moonshine in the neighborhood.

Reviews (7)
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile
Serial killer tour

Our guide Ted, was fantastic. His knowledge and enthusiasm was contagious. Rain or shine, it is worth the tour

Thank JEFF M
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Worst tour We ever had. We started outside the visitor center and was there for a hr.(standing in the cold) We than walked about 100 yards and set down for another hr. Two hrs later we went to a graveyard for a 1/2 hour. We...More

Thank Trudy D
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Girls Trip to Philly

Joe was our guide for the day. He was a good story teller who told us about the serial killers of Philly. We had a nice walk thought historic Philadelphia and got a chance to see many landmarks and learned about the architecture of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Margo L
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Took the tour on June 30th, had an awesome time. The guide made it fun and we got to see a lot of downtown Philly.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile
Great tour

Did the tour Saturday 24th with Ted - it was fantastic. Yes was great, really knew his stuff and was highly amusing. The tour itself was interesting, the graveyard tour was really informative as was the part in the church. We will definitely do some...More

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