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Dearly Departed Tours

6603 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
+1 855-600-3323
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Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles
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Murders, Deaths, Scandals and fun things happened all over Los Angeles. But it's light hearted. Promise. Dearly Departed Tours is a 3 hour tour of the Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous. Legends from Mae West and Bela Lugosi, to Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. With a side of Hugh Grant and Chris Brown and Rihanna thrown in for good measure. "Creepy, Hilarious, but not for kids or the prissy." - Lonely Planet Also available, The Helter Skelter Tour - based solely on the Manson Murders. Join Scott Michaels, the host of the documentary, The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter will unravel this bizarre time in American History. American Horror Story based their "Eternal Darkness Tour" on us and we've been featured in Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders and The Girls Next Door. Hundreds of unedited positive reviews online, Tripatini, Yelp, Yahoo Travel and Tripadvisor. *** Because of our recent move, the MUSEUM is closed until mid to late April.
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6603 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
+1 855-600-3323

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Brian it a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and had lots of great stories!! Me and my wife had a great time!

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This tour is freaking phenomenal!! You learn and see so much. The van is comfortable. The tour guides are great - we had Brian and he was exactly what you would want in a tour guide! It was absolutely awesome. Will be back again!!!

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Very knowledgable and entertaining guide! With a mixture of story telling, prerecorded audio and photographs we were taken on a journey through the darker side of Hollywood history. Highly recommendable!

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been wanting to take a tour with Dearly Departed ever since the company was called Graveline. I took the Helter Skelter and Carpentour Tours and had blast. Scott is more then tour guide he is an historian. He is so knowledgeable and passionate...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I'd been waiting to do this tour for a few years and it was worth the wait! Scott is an excellent source on all things Manson and I learned so many things I had never heard before. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Loved Brian he was soo informative and entertaining and helped make what could be a morbid topic so interesting

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Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very quirky but a fun thing to do. Great for a rainy day. Not good for children - too graphic. Tour guide was knowledgable and friendly.

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I wanted to go on this tour for years, and not only did it not disappoint it exceeded all my expectations.This is the difference between someone passionate and in love with their work and somebody just capable. Scott is not only the most knowledgeable person...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

From the moment we stepped into the Dearly Departed Museum, we knew this was going to be fun! It was just as well we were early, as we had plenty of time to view all the macabre artefacts, arranged over two floors. Brian, our Tour...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

You first go in the shop and there is some of the most Awesome artifacts I've ever seen I'm glad we got there a half hour early. Then we found out that Terry Bolo worked there (she was in Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Carrie)...More

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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John M
Hi Guys, do you visit the Forest Lawn cemetery as I was hoping to visit some of the graves & also do you visit Viper Room, Whisky a go go or Rainbow bar & grill? I'm looking to do a bit of Rock 'n' Roll pilgrimage on my trip to LA & only have 2 days before we leave on the rest of our tour. Thank you.
26 April 2017|
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Response from DearlyDeparted | Property representative |
Hi John. We visit Westwood Memorial Park on the tour. It's a tiny cemetery with a lot of A-Listers. Marilyn, Natalie Wood, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin... Our office is across the street from Hollywood Forever Cemetery... More
When you say sit on the left, do you mean behind the drivers side or passengers side? thx
31 January 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Drivers side
Kimberly V
I have been trying to call your business and it says the number is no longer in service.
4 October 2016|
Response from Ashayam | Reviewed this property |
I called the business at their local number (323) 466-3696 and spoke with Brian. He said they recently changed numbers because they changed their ticketing company, and apparently not everything has been updated yet... More