Dearly Departed Tours

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Dearly Departed Tours began operations in 2005 and has escorted over 35,000 people through "A trip down bad memory lane." - NY Daily News

The tour was recently the focus of E! Show Hollywood Death Trip and has been featured on Haunted Collector, Haunted History, Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, and The Girls Next Door, E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders!

"Insightful and highly recommended" - Time Out

"Creepy, hilarious, but not for kids or the prissy!" -  Lonely Planet

Scott Michaels is the founder of Dearly Departed Tours. A lifelong fan of the "Dearly Departed", Scott came to Hollywood to become part of the infamous hearse-driven Grave Line Tours of Hollywood.  With the demise of Grave Line, Scott launched Dearly Departed Tours.  Scott is the creator of the infamous  "Deliciously Twisted." - San Francisco Chronicle

In 2012 the Dearly Departed Gallery  was opened on the legendary Sunset Blvd.  The Gallery houses one-of-a-kind artifacts like Rock Hudson's Death Bed, Jayne Mansfield's suitcase rescued from her fatal crash, bricks from Sharon Tate's fireplace and the door from the hotel room in which Divine died.

Dearly Departed Tours was launched on January 1, 2005.
1,964 Reviews Rating: 4.8 4.8 out of 5.0
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Great fun and a history lesson
Sun, Jan 31  12:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
Our tour guide (Harold?) was extremely knowledgeable and very engaged with our group. Because it was raining he customized our tour and gave us a little extra peek at Hollywierd. I loved it; would do again in a heartbeat! Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Worth every penny!
Sat, Jan 30  12:00 PM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
We enjoyed the tour so much, we couldn't stop talking about it. We've already booked our next tour.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative!
Sun, Jan 24  12:00 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
Everyone was very friendly and willing to answer any questions about items in the museum.Our tour was really interesting and our tour guide was very Knowledgable about Hollywood and its history. The tour guide kept it interesting by playing interviews and sound clips. I definitely want to do one of their other tours the next time I'm in L.A.
Rating: 5
Great tour with enthusiastic tour guide
Sun, Jan 24  12:00 PM Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
Our dearly Departed experience was exceptional, fun, and informative. Importantly, our tour guide was knowledgeable, inquisitive, kind, and funny. I'd highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Must see!
Sat, Jan 23  9:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Attended: Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour
I really enjoyed this tour. The guide is very knowledgable. If you're ever in the LA area I would highly suggest doing this tour.