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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Awesome Tour!
Sat, Feb 28  9:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour
We had a great time! Very interesting and the our guide held our attention.
Rating: 5
Loved it!!
Sat, Feb 21  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Hollywood Movie Tours!
Totally enjoyed Brian and his knowledge base and style! Have taken the Tragical tour twice before and changed it up to the movie location one ! Took our daughter who lives in LA hoping to broaden her knowledge and interest of where she is living! great time!! And it was Oscars weekend!!!
Rating: 5
Alison was AMAZING!
Sun, Feb 8  4:00 PM Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Attended: Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour
It's very rare in life to meet a celebrity or person who you followed while growing up. It is a "one in a million chance" to have that person give you a personal tour of his/her life and confess their trials and tribulations of being a child actor. None the less, having them stroll you through famous sites in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Alison Arnigrim did just this!

I was very excited when I ran across a website stating she was giving a limited number of tours with a limited number of people. Immediately, I booked two tickets for my wife and I. Upon meeting her, Alison was very down to earth, totally cool, and extremely personable.

During our tour, we lazily perused the streets of Los Angeles, Alison revealing behind the scenes stories of Little House on the Prairie, as well as personal stories about her life growing up in Hollywood. From time to time, she would point out historical items of interest, letting you know that something "famous" happened there. She throws wit, charm, and humor in all of her stories making the experience most enjoyable. Richard, our driver, was just as amazing because he was full of so much Hollywood wisdom that it totally complimented Alison's stories. Our tour lasted about 3.5 hours.

I would HIGHLY recommend this tour if you are big Little House on the Prairie fan or just want an enjoyable night on the town, As Michael Landon stated "Remember me with smiles and laughter for that's way I'll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears then don't remember me at all.”

-Steve H.
Rating: 5
It was amazing!
Sat, Feb 7  4:00 PM Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
The tour is just great!
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 7  1:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
My 24 year old daughter and I went on this tour, as part of our 5 day stay in LA. The owner and the driver/guide were amazing! Very friendly, helpful, and FULL of LA and Hollywood stories and trivia that we would have never known. The van was very comfortable and every seat provided a good view. I was relieved to find that I am not the only one who is obsessed with details about celebrity deaths! Money WELL SPENT and we will definitely do another tour the next time we are in LA!