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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

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.

Dorothy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our female guide was hysterical and sarcastic and full of fun. Our group of 10 learned a great deal of Boston history in a truly entertaining setting. Loved it! Great way to celebrate my birthday.

Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great event, the host character, Lily was engaging funny and entertaining. Highly reccomend this venue.

Jana W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide on this one was very much into his part. a lot of fun even with all the rain we got out at the first cemetery but were too soaked for the second one. What we saw was fun and scary in the dark with the tombstones and look of old graves. Stories he told really made the mood for the cemetery.

Karen D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was turning dark as we began and the air was chilly. Our guides, dressed in period costumes, got everyone in the mood, not to mention scaring the poo out some of us . We saw two cemeteries with tombstones dating from the 1700's - including Paul Revere's. Excellent and fun narrative. No one should miss this!

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