Why We’re the Best
About Boston Ghosts
One of America’s oldest cities, Boston has been the site of some of American history’s most exciting events. You could follow the Freedom Trail, or hike around Boston Gardens, indulge at Faneuil Hall, or pay homage at Fenway Park.
There are many ways to experience all that Boston has to offer, but only Boston Ghosts offers both an entertaining tour and a riveting history lesson at the same time. Because we research each and every of the 8 to 12 locations on this 1-mile tour, you can be sure that even if you take our accounts of hauntings with a pinch of salt, you are hearing verifiable historical accounts of life in Boston throughout the ages.
Dating back to 1630, the city’s earliest history saw a huge number of executions of Quakers and witches. Hundreds of hangings took place on Boston Common. Not that you would know it from its pristine appearance today. Hear their stories, the innocent swinging next to those whose only crime was a different religious belief.
Souls in limbo
With so much misery and death piled onto the narrow streets of Beantown, not every soul has managed to cross over the threshold between life and death. Their spirits remain trapped in some of Boston’s most important, heavily frequented locations, with some spirits choosing to take aim at the many living intruders on their territories…
The grim history of Boston
We spare no detail in our gory historical accounts, but everything you hear from our trained guides is grounded in reality. We strive for fact, not fiction, and carefully research and revise our stories so you can leave our tours having been truly spooked… but also with a greater awareness of the history of Boston and our nation’s beginnings.
Boston Ghosts is a tour for anyone curious about Boston’s haunted history, no matter your particular background. For visitors, you’ll get a sightseeing experience, unlike any other tourist activity. For Boston locals, you will appreciate a new look at the city you perhaps thought you already knew everything about. Lovers of history, the paranormal, or simply those interested in discovering the darker side of Boston will all enjoy our tour.
The Boston advantage
After joining us on our Boston Ghosts tour, you’ll leave with:
- Deeper knowledge about Boston, its paranormal activity, its history, and its culture
- A different perspective on one of the oldest cities in America, and on the nature of the divisions between “our world” and the “spirit world”
- Haunting memories from an extraordinary time well-spent. Experience the Hub’s haunted side for yourself.
Why is Boston so haunted?
As mentioned above, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. With centuries of conflicts and persecutions and generations of different residents, the city has seen an innumerable amount of death. It doesn’t help that Boston had a history of practicing public executions, and executing people for no reasons other than their faith or perceived (not proven) guilt.
So much horrid death has led to the creation and continued existence of countless ghosts that call Boston their eternal home, making the city one of the most haunted places in Massachusetts.