Experience the grim side of Philadelphia's colonial history. Hear dark tales of death and disease, risque romps in brothels, and sadistic torture. Visit prison, execution, and mass grave sites in this 90 minute tour of the ghostly and macabre.
What to Expect
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 brothels 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, dark flavor, and risqué adult content.
Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Street Philadelphia just outside the front doors.
Know Before You Go
•Please arrive 15 minutes ahead for check-in.