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Joe here from Grim. When I was teaching and started these walking tours in 2011 I did my best to put together the kind of history tour with learning and seeing things for adults at night that I’d always wanted to take myself, but never could find anywhere when I was traveling. I must have done a decent-enough job I suppose because the year after I started Anthony Bourdain came out to a tour with me, the large franchises and museums started offering night hours, others followed, and Trip Advisor recognized us as #1 and created a category specifically for us: “Ghost and Vampire.”

After a long winter off-season as we were re-opening for 2020 the world-wide pandemic and concerns over the health and safety of our guests forced us to close our doors entirely through the 4th of July; ordinarily our busy season with tourists and schools who we'd refunded. We have received close to nothing in loan assistance from the federal government and are not entitled to state unemployment. Tourism (our sector of the economy) is operating under 10% normal capacity.

A lot of you who are local head out to one of our walking tours every year. Many of you come in the fall.

We have been allowed by the government to reopen. We are socially distancing, wearing masks; we have paperless check-in. We are running only the open-air safest, outdoor, walking tours that we have. The problem is: with travel-bans and the very understandable reluctance to take part in activities: no one is actually purchasing anything and our guides have been all out of work still since November, after our last fall-season.

What we are asking is that if there is any chance you might plan to take a walking tour with us at any future point—be it in two days, ten years, or this fall--a donation here is a place-saver for that.

Tourism has literally stopped, so your purchase today for a service from us for tomorrow or next year is a gift that helps us more than you could imagine.

All funds raised through this page will be used to financially support our guides and protect our long-term future, and in return we are offering special perks only here for you and your friends, to say thank you for helping us in our time of greatest hardship and need.

And if there is any ‘reward’ not listed here please get in touch and we can create something just for you for what ever you would like.

On behalf of Ted, Britnee, myself and our other wonderful guides I want to thank you all for your kind generosity and support of our non-traditional brand these many past years.

We look forward to seeing every one of you well in to the future and can not thank you enough for your kind patronage, your reviews, and your encouragement through these past nine years of getting to know many of you personally. We're looking forward to seeing every one of you when ever it suites you best to come back and thank you again for the positive feedback and encouragement you've shown to our particular brand of something different. 

Always- your humble servant,

Joe Wojie

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$10 USD
Recognition on "History X" Podcast
In return for a donation of ANY size we'll read your name out on a future episode of our new History X Podcast where we traverse the corners of the globe in search of extreme histories and current events. It's a little like what we do here in Philadelphia, locally. But there's microphones. And foreigners.

We're on episode 10. You should listen. We flew around plenty before the pandemic so there's lots of 'planetary' interviews banked. It's sick. We're in other countries. And we wouldn't ask you for ten bucks to fly around. Not now. No flying. http://historyx.global
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$25 USD
Dark Philly Adult Night Tour, 1 Ticket
Pledge $25 today and we’ll reward you with a ticket for any night you would like for one of our scheduled Dark Philly Adult Night Tours, our original tour; that we originally referred to as our Vampires, Sex, & Ghosts Tour. Pledge now and claim one tour ticket for as soon, or as long in to the future as you want it.

*Additionally we'll read your name out also on History X too: the podcast where we fly around to the corners of the globe in search of extreme histories and current events. There's mental patients. Nazis. And The Holy Grail. It's what we do here in Philadelphia, locally. Only with microphones. And foreigners. And there's ghosts and Jack the Ripper too.

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$35 USD
Cemetery and Serial Killers Tour, 1 Ticket
Pledge $35 today and we’ll reward you with a ticket for any Saturday afternoon that you would like for one of our scheduled Cemetery and Serial Killers Tours. Pledge now and claim one tour ticket for as soon, or as long in to the future as you would like.

**And, also, we'll read your name out on History X: the podcast where we fly around to the corners of the globe in search of extreme histories and current events. It's what we do here in Philadelphia. But with microphones and foreigners. And in lands far far away. That are not Philadelphia. There's politicians. Historians. I talked to the White House. Shhh. So there's Americans too.

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$50 USD
Dark Philly Adult Night Tour, 2 Tickets
Pledge $50 today and we’ll reward you with two tickets for any night you would like for one of our scheduled Dark Philly Adult Night Tours. Our original tour that we originally referred to as our Vampires, Sex, & Ghost Tour. Pledge now and claim two tour tickets for as soon, or as long in to the future as you would like.

*Also, we'll read your name out also on History X too: the podcast where we fly to the corners of the globe in search of extreme histories and current events. There's politicians. Witches. There's hit-men. It's a lot to take in.

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$70 USD
Cemetery and Serial Killers Tour, 2 Tickets
Pledge $70 today and we’ll reward you with two tickets for any Saturday afternoon you would like for one of our scheduled Cemetery and Serial Killers Tours. Pledge now and claim two tour tickets for as soon, or as long in to the future as you would like.

*Additionally, we'll read your name out also on History X too: the podcast where we fly around to the corners of the globe in search of extreme histories and current events. It's what we do here in Philadelphia. But with microphones. And yes. There are foreigners. Some of them we kill. It's like intellectual pxrnxgraphy.

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$100 USD
4 Grim Philly Tour Tickets to Either Tour
Pledge $100 today and we’ll reward you with four tickets for any scheduled Dark Philly Adult Night Tour OR Cemetery & Serial Killers Tours you would like. Pledge now and claim four tickets for either of the tours you would like for as soon, or as long in to the future as you would like.

*Additionally we'll read your name out on History X: the extreme histories and current events podcast. Domestic. Abroad. It's only beginning. And the best of it is yet to come.

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$200 USD
Private Dark Philly Tour, 3 hours with bonuses
Pledge $200 today and we’ll reward you with a private 3 hour bonuses Dark Philly Tour for you and all of your friends: as many as you would like to bring along (at your discretion) observing safe social distancing of course. Just tell us when you would like to come and we’ll try our best to get you scheduled for the month, time, day (and year) you pick.

*Additionally, we'll read your name out also on History X Podcast too: VERY PROMINENTLY. Because you're a special kind of awesome for booking up a private tour with us when we could seriously use it most. So, if you've booked one of these with us before you'll see our cost here is lower than we've ever had. And we love you. So are going to work incredibly hard at giving you what you want exactly! So just let us know, and we're going to make that happen for you.

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