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Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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. Your costumed host provides illuminating insights into the history of the city's spookiest sights such as Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
  • 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's Included

  • Ghost themed trolley tour
  • Narration by professional tour conductor
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the tour

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 200 Atlantic Ave
    200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards at the end of the Long Wharf Marriott at 200 Atlantic Avenue. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Ghosts & Gravestones

Step aboard the trolley of the doomed and join your host, a 17th-century grave digger, cursed with a sentence of eternal damnation. This wretched creature is doomed to travel the streets of Boston and relay the stories of the unfortunate souls he encountered and the macabre events he had been witness to during his purgatory. Hear about Boston's most sinister characters - from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers - the Boston Strangler. Learn about all the haunts that call the "Hub" their home. But that's not all! Step inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston for a walking tour you will never forget. Learn the significance of much of the imagery found in these 17th century burial grounds and the famous and not so famous (but even more interesting) occupants therein. Visit Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End, nestled atop the tallest point in one of Boston's oldest historic districts. Here you will visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials. Then to the Granary Burying Ground where you will visit the final resting places of many of the famous heroes of the American Revolution including John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. Remember that half of the tour is walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended (so you don't become "dead" on your feet)!

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

Step aboard the trolley of the doomed and join your host, a 17th-century grave digger, cursed with a sentence of eternal damnation. This wretched creature is doomed to travel the streets of Boston and relay the stories of the unfortunate souls he encountered and the macabre events he had been witness to during his purgatory. Hear about Boston's most sinister characters - from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers - the Boston Strangler. Learn about all the haunts that call the "Hub" their home. But that's not all! Step inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston for a walking tour you will never forget. Learn the significance of much of the imagery found in these 17th century burial grounds and the famous and not so famous (but even more interesting) occupants therein. Visit Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End, nestled atop the tallest point in one of Boston's oldest historic districts. Here you will visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials. Then to the Granary Burying Ground where you will visit the final resting places of many of the famous heroes of the American Revolution including John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. Remember that half of the tour is walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended (so you don't become "dead" on your feet)!

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Instant Confirmation
  • When booking, and for contact purposes only, please enter a local Boston hotel phone number or a cell phone number you can be reached on
  • Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:The tour departs from 200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA

Feb 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:You must check in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour. Of course, you are welcome to check in even earlier than that.

Feb 2021

Q:Does the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour run in the rain?

A:YES! The tour runs on dark and stormy nights. The only time tours will be canceled due to weather is if conditions prove to be too dangerous to proceed. In this event, all reserved parties will be notified.

Feb 2021

Q:Is the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour handicap accessible?

A:The tour is not recommended for guests who are unable to safely navigate stairs, cobblestones, and rough terrain, however, reasonable accommodations will be made. Please call us at the number on your ticket 24 hours in advance so that we can assist.

Feb 2021

Q:How scary is the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:This tour is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. Due to the loud noises, children under the age of 6 are not permitted. We use haunted house-style moments, historical facts, and creative storytelling throughout the tour.

Feb 2021

Q:Are food and drink allowed on the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Feb 2021

Q:Are pets allowed on the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips


Note that the guide can speak fast so be prepared for that if English is a second language.
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Taking the trip at dawn added to the ambiance of the tour.
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Nice people
Karen_H, Jan 2023
It was a nice tour my special needs daughter enjoyed it but was disappointed that their were not shirts available to buy.
One minute too late!
Realcheek, Jan 2023
We got there at 6:01pm for the 6:00pm tour and they had already left. A girl at the tour place drove us to where the tour had gone too but I feel we felt like we were already to late so we ended up just leaving the tour $105 it off pocket….. but I git that was out decision☹️
Great graveyard tour!
Tracy_Z, Jan 2023
The guides were fabulous and the cemetery stories were very interesting. Loved this tour. I would highly recommend. Don’t worry about weather. We were in an enclosed bus so even with the weather being quite nasty the trip was just fine.
Falling up-hill
DJ_M, Jan 2023
When my friend tripped walking up the steep hill to one of the cemeteries & fell into the tour guide gal both crashing down to the ground🤪. She’s sorry she landed on you:).
Brilliantly done
Stephanie_B, Jan 2023
Well versed and passionate guides. A great way to learn some things about the city. Lots of little details to add to the experience and some real laughs. Very punny
Great tour!
Jessica_B, Jan 2023
We had a really fun time! Definitely recommend to anyone coming to Boston! The stories were fun and I even learned a bit.
Informative and Spooky
Hayley_B, Jan 2023
Stella was extremely knowledgeable and was a great story teller. We were surprised by how few stops we made and wish there had been more opportunities to explore the areas we had stopped. We were also dismayed by how huge the group we were with was. It would have been a much better experience with a smaller group of people.
good tour
Haylee_O, Jan 2023
Good tour and great energy, not scary like the reviews say but very fun and a good length. Just wish it was scarier
Fun and entertaining
Melanie_R, Jan 2023
Fun and entertaining tour. Learned some history and heard some spooky stories too. Definitely wear good shoes - some of the graveyards can be tricky at night.
Fun and creepy all in one
Sierra_D, Jan 2023
This tour was so fun and we learned so much history and the graveyards were cool but creepy too! The tour guide was totally in character and super knowledgeable he made the tour well worth it! Def a cool thing to do if you’re in the Boston area!
Amazing experience
Melissa_R, Dec 2022
Zed was amazing!! He was very funny and remained in character the entire time. The tour was super creepy and even took us inside graveyards after dark.. must do… We are avid “ghost tourers” and this is our favorite!!!
Very fun
Jessie_E, Dec 2022
Boston is filled with a bunch of rich interesting History and I’m happy the crew really brought it to life with their enthusiasm and knowledge. A great experience for anyone skeptical about trying new activities, great locations we got to see and walk. 10/10
Lots of walking
Brooke_V, Dec 2022
Family fun outing in the rain with lots of walking. Over the top presentation that was okay. Probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone visiting.
Fun, gruesome, and history filled time!
Eryn_B, Nov 2022
Our whole family had a great time on the tour. We took our 7 and 9 year old kids and they laughed and loved it too. Our kids are fine with gruesome historical tales and know the difference between adult words and kids words. So not recommended if your kids aren’t well behaved on tours in general, sensitive, fidgety, scare easily, etc.
Brilliant tour, being...
Michelle_M, Nov 2022
Brilliant tour, being allowed in the graveyards after hours and the dramatic history telling. Fab! 👍👻
Being with my family,...
Elaine_F, Nov 2022
Being with my family, driving through Boston at night going into the historic graveyard that you need special access.
A fun time
Jennifer_L, Nov 2022
Very good time. It was fun hearing about the history of some of the sights of Boston and our guide was great.
Definitely a fun and entertaining night in Boston.
Cindy_W, Nov 2022
Such a fun and entertaining tour. The stories/tales were captivating and were mostly centered around Boston and it’s historical buildings and events. Our group leader was very much in character and added in a little comedy which made our tour a highlight of our trip. Definitely a must do when in Boston.
Fun!
Vanessa_G, Nov 2022
This was amazing! Everyone who works here gets in character and stay in character. It’s awesome! I learned a lot and it was awesome to take a night tour
This was really fun!
Marc_P, Nov 2022
This was a nice activity to do with out of town guests. The time commitment was about 1 1/2 hours and very interesting
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