Martyrs, Mysteries, and the Macabre
Boston has a unique place in American history. It’s famous for Fenway Park, legendary football, baked beans, and craft beer – the American Revolution began and was fought on these very streets. Given that storied reputation, many people fail to see the foreboding darkness that lurks at the edges of the city’s historical working-class surface.
Ghosts have been a part of Boston’s legacy since the very earliest days, book your tour today to get up close and personal with the gritty stories that make Boston so famous.
Throughout Beantown’s storied history, the city has collected strange experiences and occurrences that defy explanation. As you walk around some famous, and infamous, sites in downtown Boston, the city’s real history will be revealed. You will hear about Quaker martyrs who committed to their beliefs only to find themselves paying the ultimate price. As you explore the area, you will learn about haunted libraries, cemeteries, courthouses, and more.
The people in Boston have charged opinions and strong-held beliefs, and to their credit, they have historically been willing to fight for those beliefs. But not everyone can win, and those stories of loss, of dashed dreams and tragic misfires, have led to a number of compelling stories that will thrill and frighten you. Your trip through Boston’s deep history will help you understand that even in one of the oldest and most revered cities in the country, the darkness of human nature will creep into the corners of the human experience. When the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, and you feel that familiar flutter in the pit of your stomach, you will know the true terror of the Shining City upon the Hill.
Reasons to take this terrifying tour:
- Walk the gloomy rows of Puritan graves in King’s Chapel and the attached burial ground. Hear the terrifying legend of the innocent person buried alive and their eternal appeals for freedom.
- wander Boston Common at night, keep an eye out for ghostly figures swinging from the trees, one is Mary Dyer, a famous Quaker martyr, waiting for her hanging by a Puritan executioner. The Puritans hated the Quakers believing they were heretics; when Mary refused to abide by Puritan law banning Quakers from Boston.
- Tour the atmospheric Old Granary burial ground, last resting place of Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams. Hear our unique insight into the horrible story of the nurses and the infant grave, last resting place of over 400 lost infants.
What draws the supernatural to Boston?
For a city that plays a large part in the formation of the American cultural identity, Boston also has a discomforting connection to the supernatural. Our tour offers an uncompromising look at what makes Beantown such a compelling haunted location.
As the birthplace of America’s revolutionary spirit, many people have ventured to the city in the hopes of being a part of history. What they did not know, though is that sometimes history deals in cruel ironies. The blood that has been spilled on these streets in the name of freedom and liberty have left an indelible mark on the area – one that can still be felt today.
Sure, you can read about the tragedy and death that underlie Boston’s legendary history, but experiencing its horrifying truth in person at night will help make you feel like you are a part of the city’s strange and ghastly history. Reserve your tour today and experience the side of Boston that you won’t see in the history books.
Join one of our tours and have a horrifyingly revolutionary tour experience!
Boston Ghosts will take you through 8-12 different sites around the downtown area, each one ratcheting up the ghostly tension. Meet your experienced tour guide by 130 Tremont St. at least 15 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure time. The standard tour takes about an hour, and walks you through several landmark locations in the area. If you select the extended tour, you will get another 30 minutes of chilling stories and historical fact!
This tour is perfect for first time visitors to Boston, and seasoned locals alike!
The Boston Ghosts walking route is a great way to see the amazing sites of Beantown while also getting your fill of the ghostly atmosphere of the city’s most haunted locations.
This is a family-friendly attraction, so bring everyone—your kids, friends, or a date—to Boston Ghosts! We’ll make sure that you have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night, all starting at $19 per person. Keep in mind that tours fill up quickly, so reserve your spot early through our websiteRead sightings & stories!
The Boston Ghosts tour is a trek through downtown Boston’s most haunted hotspots. Tour times may vary, click on ‘book now’ for all available times. On our Boston Ghosts tour, you’ll explore both the paranormal and historical worlds of each of our carefully selected tour sites. The accounts on our tour are researched, authentic, and up-to-date to ensure you have the best, most chilling experience possible.
All tours meet at 139 Tremont St, across the street from the Dunkin Donuts at the entrance to the Boston Commons.
The standard tour route is 60 minutes, 1 mile. Eight different locations are included in our standard tour. The extended tour is 90 minutes total. Our extended tour includes four extra locations, adding 0.7 miles to the distance for a total distance of 1.7 miles.
Boston Ghosts tours are 60 to 90 minutes. Please arrive at least ten minutes early and allow plenty of time for parking and walking to the location. Tours are held rain or shine.
Admission for the Boston Ghosts tour must be purchased ahead of time on our site. Click “Buy Tickets” to bring up the ticket order process, fill the (short!) form out completely, and confirm your reservation, then… you’re done!
You do NOT need to print your tickets or worry about mobile passes! After completing your tour reservation online, you’ll automatically be added to the admission list for your tour time and date. Simply bring your ID with you for us to verify your reservation before your tour begins.
What guests will see on this haunted tour
The Omni Parker House
Haunted by its first owner and other notable ghostly guests, the Omni Parker House is considered Boston’s most haunted location. One room in particular has caused so much trouble, terror, and grief that the hotel was eventually forced to convert it into a storage room, lest they risk another guest suffering from a grisly night’s stay in the cursed room. What could possibly drive a hotel to permanently retire an otherwise perfectly good guest room? Discover the details on our tour.
This seemingly placid area is the country’s oldest park. For a century of its long history, Boston Common was the site of hundreds of hangings. Not all of the victims of these executions managed to escape the park, even after death. The grim ghosts of the hanging victims are the least of your paranormal concerns in the Common. Keep your eyes open and your wits about you whenever you’re at this park… or else.
Old South Meeting House
Witness the birthplace of the Boston Tea Party protest and the very American Revolution itself at the Old South Meeting House. This building is of crucially historic importance, but that’s not the only legacy the meeting house is known for. There is a particular specter that sometimes appears. It always acts as a harbinger of impending death. Or perhaps it’s no messenger of death at all, but instead directly responsible for the string of deaths that have befallen the unlucky ones who’ve encountered it. Tread very, very carefully here, and hope you don’t end up seeing this fatal spirit.
Old City Hall
This former hub of Boston’s local government has since become a bustling mixed-use commercial and office property. Because of its historical significance being covered up with the new polish of redevelopment, at least one ghost exacts its revenge for this perceived disrespect for history on visitors. The Old City Hall may be magnificent looking, but watch where you look inside…