Founding Footsteps (Home of the “Tipsy Trolley” and “The Original Philly Holiday Light Tour) is set to launch their third season of “Bad Things Happen In Philadelphia – THE Philly True Crime Tour.” Featuring live music and storytelling performances on their signature haunted BYOB trolley, guests will get a locally inspired view of how “Brotherly Love” is sometimes forgotten.
Topics covered range from our nation’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes, whose misdeeds began and ended in Philly, to an alarming number of serial killers that called our city home. Amongst them are Kensington native Gary Heidnik, a certified genius with a penchant for locking his victims in a pit he dug in his basement which would later become a partial inspiration for Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.
Less dark topics include the debate over the city’s famed Barnes Foundation – is it the crown jewel of the Ben Franklin Parkway or the largest art heist in history pulled off by corrupt politicians who manipulated the court system and circumvented a will? And how did a woman taking her own life just feet from Independence Hall lead to James Buchanan becoming the only US President to hold the office as a bachelor?
Through storytelling, live music and video presentations, guests will be immersed in the sordid history of Philadelphia without ever having to leave their seat on the trolley.
The tour runs Thursdays through Saturdays all October, starting on Saturday, October 8th. Tickets are $48 dollars and includes one cocktail from PJ Clarke’s (6th And Walnut inside the Curtis Building), which is where the tour starts and ends, and can be purchased HERE. (foundingfootsteps.com)
About Founding Footsteps
Founding Footsteps is home of the Tipsy Trolley, and Philadelphia’s premier historical tour company who offers various trolley and walking tours throughout the city. Founder Tim McAleer and his team make sure these experiences are filled with great stories, bad jokes, and cold drinks. They offer a variety of BYO tours where you’re guaranteed to learn something you didn’t know, while sharing laughs along the way.