Dark Side of History


The Dark Side of History Tour


Dark Side of History


Sure, you’ve heard the history of Philadelphia, its rise to prominence, and the tales of its founding. But Philadelphia’s development was not all triumphant. Blood was spilled, lives were destroyed, and the reality of many of these stories did not have happy endings.

On the Dark Side of History Tour, you’ll hear about Colonial bank robbers, devastation through disease, treatment for the insane, dangerous doctors, missed opportunities, financial ruin, and so much more.

Come experience the dark side of Old City, but don’t expect a fairy tale finish.


Meeting Point: In front of the Second Bank of the United States, 420 Chestnut Street, across from Benjamin’s Best Gift Shop and Cafe

End Location: Same As Meeting Point

Highlights: Second Bank of the United States, Christ Church Burial Ground, Arch Street Quaker Meeting, Liberty Bell

Length: 1.5 hours