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Dearly Departed Tours

5901 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
+1 855-600-3323
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Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles
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We're a light-hearted look at the Dark Side of Hollywood. Since 2004 Dearly Departed Tours has provided a 3 hour tour of the Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous. Mae West and Bela Lugosi, to Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, with a side of Hugh Grant and Chris Brown and Rihanna thrown in for good measure. "Creepy, Hilarious, but not for kids or the prissy." - Lonely Planet. Also available, The Helter Skelter Tour - based solely on the Manson Murders. Join Scott Michaels, the host of the documentary, The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter will unravel this bizarre time in American History. American Horror Story based their "Eternal Darkness Tour" on us and we've been featured on Ghost Adventures, Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders and The Girls Next Door. In 2017 we opened our Artifact Museum which includes a piece of The Hindenburg, Rock Hudson's death bed, Natalie Wood's prescription bottle and Jayne Mansfield's 1966 Buick death car.
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“history tour” (49 reviews)
“scott michaels” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5901 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great look into the past crimes and Drug overdoes, sex, and general odd and interesting stories. I have done this tour twice because I enjoyed it so much. You find out about the Black Dahlia Murder and the house where the killer...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Helter Skelter tour was truly amazing and Scott was able to take us back in time to 1969. Outstanding tour!

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Thank bbosse_3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really fun tour. Learned way more than any documentary would have told. Also showed us the little gems of history hidden in LA. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in the Manson case. Will also be going to The other...More

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Thank glitterburn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the Tragical History Tour at noon on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2017. Enjoyed most of the tour and sites. If I could make one suggestion it would be this: The tour guide (I believe his name is Brian) needs to tone down his personal...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing fun informative I love this kind of thing plus the gift shop!!! I bought so much stuff there!!!! so I can

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Thank smaguiar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour- our guide Mike was knowledgeable and engaging. Lots of little known spots as well the ones you expect. Great balance of history, culture and the macabre.

Thank carrotgrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We done the helter skelter tour on the 18th november it was fantastic so much information from scott . This is a must do tour when in la . He tells you so much more than you can imagine . This is the second tour...More

Thank reynods
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personalities for all age groups, a vivacious motor-mouthed host and the inside scoop make this tour one for the ages. Even a Peter Lorre mention...

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Thank Edward S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about this tour. My head was spinning with information by the time we were finished with the Helter Skelter Tour. Scott is an amazing guide and you can tell he has worked very hard to put together a great...More

Thank Cloverleaf3218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide did a great job providing context, detail and humor to our tour. I couldn't have asked for a better experienced. Definitely worth recommending.

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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11 October 2017|
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Response from GeorgeVreelandHill | Reviewed this property |
No. You have to meet the tour at Dearly Departed in Hollywood.
Stephanie G
26 September 2017|
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Response from pghflyerfan |
To be honest we did not do the museum. I know I said same thing only 5.00 bucks but to be honest the people that went in ahead of us were in there 5 minutes...I think it should be included WITH the tour. I did a search on... More
John M
26 April 2017|
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Response from DearlyDeparted | Property representative |
Hi John. We visit Westwood Memorial Park on the tour. It's a tiny cemetery with a lot of A-Listers. Marilyn, Natalie Wood, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin... Our office is across the street from Hollywood Forever Cemetery... More