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Discover some of Boston’s deepest, darkest secrets on a “frightseeing” tour aboard the Trolley of the Doomed, which roams around the haunted streets and burial grounds of Boston.

Highlights

  • Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
  • Step aboard the trolley of the doomed and join your host, a 17th-century grave digger
  • Step inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston
  • Visit Copp's Hill Burying Ground, the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials

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What You Can Expect

Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

Boston’s original “frightseeing” tour is an evening of fear and fun. Climb aboard the Trolley of the Doomed for an experience unlike any other. Uncover Boston’s darkest secrets and hear the stories of those lost souls who many locals believe still wander the streets and alleys of this historic town.

Learn about some of the city’s most sinister characters, from Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, to Jane Toppan, aka Jolly Jane, one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.

Walk through two of the oldest burial grounds in Boston, including Old Granary, the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots like Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Robert Treat Paine, plus Paul Revere and the five victims of the Boston Massacre. Also, visit the site of the biggest grave-robbing scandal in New England’s history.

Come with an open mind and see if any ghosts appear. It’s a ride on the dark side.

Customer Reviews

Deborah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Caspia was a wonderful tour guide. l loved the old graveyards and there was a full moon!

Amanda Sue R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Knowledgeable guides. They really get into character

Alexander K Greece

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Simply amazing, everyone involved was awesome! I highly recommend it.

Gregory S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I picked the 9:00 PM tour because I thought it would be better in the dark but the 7:00 PM time would have worked just as well. One warning: this tour requires walking, sometimes up hill. My wife struggled a bit with the walking part. Fiona, our tour guide, was most entertaining. Regaling us with ghost stories. We visited two graveyards and the Boston Commons where she told us the truly amazing life stories of some of the people buried there. At the Commons we were joined by the other tour group of the night and lead to Granary Burial Grounds where we were told to go towards the light. Once we were all in the tour guides closed the gates a left. Shortly, we were met by the ghost of one of the inhabitants of the cemetery. She introduced us to the graves of some of her fellow inhabitants and told stories of their lives and their more recent appearances. Our tour guides returned to safely escort us back to our trolleys. On our way back to the Long Wharf, Fiona told the most haunting story of all: the story of the Boston Strangler.

HARRIETTE D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great evening. All personnel were pleasant, made it a lot of fun as well as informative.

lissathompson71

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

AWESOME tour! Loved it from start to finish. Would highly recommend to everyone!

Kelly B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved it! The tour guide Dotty was fun, animated and really enthusiastic! We laughter, learned some new facts and had a great time!
The other 'actors' on the tour were equally wonderful! Big shout out to Ash!

deedragrantham

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour Guide Betty was awesome!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the grave history of Boston

Leanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was fantastic and had us in stitches. Very informative with a fun factor to it.

Gail B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Was a fun couple of hours. Even when something didn't go to plan he made it fun. Some really interesting facts made it some times hysterical.

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