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Philadelphia: Grim, Dark, and Twisted History Tour

1. Philadelphia: Grim, Dark, and Twisted History Tour

Experience the grim history of Philadelphia on this urban adventure beginning at the sites where the seeds of political change were sown. Descend into the sites of former brothels, mass burial grounds, and polluted prisons, stepping on salvaged streets where pirates roamed freely with the founding fathers. Historian and professor Joe Wojie or one of his expert guides will lead you on a tour that explores the grim realities of colonial America and the legends and traditions they inspired. From the home of Dolly Madison to the sights of Helltown - murder, mayhem, and madness are in the roots of this city. This tour was researched and designed by university professor Joe Wojie to stand apart from every other day or night tour offered in Philadelphia with its originality and dark flavor. The 8 PM tour is geared more towards an adult audience, while families and children can enjoy a fun way to learn about Philly's secret past during the earlier tour departures.

Philadelphia: Comedy Magic Walking Tour with a Guide

2. Philadelphia: Comedy Magic Walking Tour with a Guide

Experience the beauty of Philadelphia on a walking tour with a blend of comedy, magic, and mystery. Visit the famous attractions like Franklin's House, City Tavern, Welcome Park, Girard Fountain Park, and many more. You will be led by an award-winning guide who knows the city very well. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this charming city. Pass through the iconic Christ's Church, The Arden Theater, and Little Boys Court and hear many facts about the monuments. At each stop there will be a comic and mind-bending magic performance. Explore the hidden gems, alleys, and squares on this unique walking tour of Philadelphia. 

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What people are saying about The Franklin Residences

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

I would definitely recommend. We got absolutely poured on and it didn't phase our guide at all. He continued our tour in good humor and didn't not rush through. Very knowledgeable and gave us interesting information about the people and history of Salem.

Sarah was a great tour guide. Very funny, knowledgeable, kept everyone involved and we laughed a lot! would highly recommend for anyone that wants to know more than just the Philadelphia they advertise to tourists.

Madame Toni was brilliant very funny and had an excellent knowledge of the area, she is a credit to the company

Nice tour, interesting stories, very entertaining and full of surprises. Mdme Toni does it perfectly.

It was a great guide with a great sense of humor. I would recommend this tour literally everyone!