Boston, Massachusetts has layers of history on every corner. Our tour route is carefully selected to give you not only a thrilling insight into the hauntings that infest Boston, but a rich and immersive history of this New England Ghost capital.
In under a mile we will show you 8 or just over a mile for the extended 12 stop tour of the key sites of historical hauntings in Boston. From the Boston Athenaeum and its volume of criminal confessions bound in the skin of its murderous author, to the Province House, seat of British Rule, for a while, and setting for Nathanial Hawthorne’s short story featuring the futile efforts of Esther Dudley, the governor’s housekeeper futilely waiting for the return of the King’s subjects following the revolutionary war.
Each of our locations will leave you with the sights, sounds and smells of these historic places burned in your memory. Because our tour will take you there, at night! Every well-researched story will entertain, educate and stay with you for a long, long time.
To give you a better idea of what haunted sites our Boston Ghosts tours include, here is a sampling of just a few of the 8 or 12 locations we will visit on our tour.
We also included some of the further afield locations around Boston, including the fascinating story of the lady in Black, who haunts George Island in Boston Harbor, that we researched but were unable to include in this Boston Ghost tour but did make it onto our blog, so you can read more fascinating stories of Boston’s ghosts.
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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, the 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 Boston Common. Keep your eyes open and your wits about you whenever you’re at this park… or else.
Old South Meeting House
Extended Tour Exclusive
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
Extended Tour Exclusive
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…