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Come hear Boston’s real history

The stories you won’t hear before the sun goes down.

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From Beantown to Screamtown

Guided by a ghoulish band of the undead and a roguish gravedigger, the Trolley of Terror will go back in time as you relive grisly murders, heinous torcherings and cold-blooded executions like the ones that took place on the Boston Commons. Learn about the paranormal hi-jinks going down at the Omni Parker House, the legend of the Boston Strangler and visit King’s Chapel cemetery where the bones of the dead served as currency for a man named Ephraim Littlefield.

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See more than just the haunting tales of Boston’s spooky side. Explore the beauty of Beantown and watch its prestigious history come to life aboard the Old Town Trolley.

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Boston Ghost Tours by Ghosts & Gravestones

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  • Explore some of Boston’s most haunted sites…
  • Walk amongst the dead in burying grounds nearly 400-years-old
  • Exclusive night-time access into two of Boston’s oldest burying grounds
  • See Boston’s most haunted hotel: The Omni Parker House

1-Day Old Town Trolley Tour

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  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding*
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  • 50% off Historic Harbor Cruise* - $20 value!
  • $10 off Ghosts & Gravestones Tour*
  • $5 off Boston Summer Nights Sightseeing Tour* (June 1 - Sept. 30, 2022)
  • $6 off admission to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum*

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  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding*
  • 50% off Historic Harbor Cruise* - $20 value!
  • $5 off Boston Summer Nights Sightseeing Tour* (June 1 - Sept. 30, 2022)
  • $6 off admission to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum*
  • Ghosts & Gravestones Night Tour**:
  • Explore Some of Boston’s Most Haunted Sites…
  • Exclusive night-time access into two of Boston’s oldest burying grounds

Boston Tea Party Ships

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Boston Tea Party Ships Museum
  • Visit authentically restored tea ships
  • Dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did
  • Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for tea time
  • Visit the gift shop for special souvenirs
  • See the Robinson Tea Chest from the 1773 Boston Tea Party
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Boston Ghost Tours

Prepare yourself for an evening of fun, scares, and ghost stories

Walk amongst the dead in burying grounds nearly four hundred years old, hear stories of those whose mortal remains lie beneath your feet, and listen to tales of many of the sordid practices that went along with them. Venture to the site of the biggest grave-robbing scandal in New England’s history. And ask yourselves – are you afraid of being buried alive? Walk atop Boston’s largest unmarked burying ground and hear tales of the tortures, punishments and executions that took place there. You may even find yourselves involved in some… To learn more, go to our Boston Ghost Tour.

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To Take a Ghost Tour in Boston

Underground tunnels, unmarked graves, public executions, grave robberies, a day of darkness and a full red moon – all a part of Boston’s shadowy past and according to many accounts, its present. A city steeped in history, it is not surprising that Boston has more than its share of haunted tales.

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Boston Ghost Tour Schedule

Ride the Trolley of the Doomed before it's too late...

Thursday - Sunday*.

Starting at 6pm.
*Call 866-754-9136 for availability.

Where to Find Us:

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards beside the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel on 200 Atlantic Avenue, corner of State Street.

Duration: 1 hours & 30 minutes

Reservations Required!

Warning: This Tour may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age. Due to the loud noises on our tour, children under the age of 6 are not allowed onboard.

The Haunted Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. They’re not all scary.
  2. It can be a fun way to be a tourist in your own backyard.
  3. You can find them in almost any destination.
  4. They give you an inside look at local culture based on their ghost stories and legends.

It can help you gain a new perspective and you get to explore the city in the dark and very different way.

Gravediggers accompany you through the sinister streets and graveyards on your ghost tour, providing background information and ghostly tales of the city’s haunted past.

You’ll drive past Boston’s most haunted hotel: The Omni Parker House, a haunted theater: Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theater, a stark granite fort: Fort Warren, an inn for pilots and captains: The Pilot House, and visit two of Boston’s oldest burying grounds.

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

Reasonable accommodations for all of our disabled guests will be made. Please call us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Unfortunately, because a significant portion of our tour takes place in historic burying grounds that do not have any accommodations for people with disabilities (as historic sites, they are exempt from such requirements), and include stairs, cobblestones, and other types of rough terrain, the tour is not recommended for guests who are unable to safely navigate such elements.

While the Boston tour is not designed to be a “fun house” type of experience, with folks jumping out and scaring you, the stories of Boston’s “darker side” do cover some pretty frightening subject matter, so we give the tour a PG-13 rating. We recommend children under the age of 13 only join if their parents feel they can handle the subject matter without getting too frightened. Infants/toddlers are not recommended for the tour. No children under 6 allowed.

Yes. Ghosts & Gravestones has a limited number of seats per tour and frequently sells out.

Comfortable shoes are recommended so that you don’t become dead on your feet during the two twenty-minute walking portions.

The stories are based on local legend and lore and have been historically researched. The stories weave together the history and haunted tales associated with the sites

Many of our guests have reported unusual sightings on the tour. Remember to have your camera ready… you never know what might appear.

A ghost tour gives you the opportunity to visit and learn about the haunted past of the city. With a mix of historic ghost tales, jump scares, and more, it’s an enjoyable way to visit and learn about the city’s ghostly past.

Ghosts & Gravestones can arrange any group tours – small or large parties can be accommodated on a ghost tour.

Yes! A ghost tour is an excellent way to visit and learn about the haunted past of the city.

There are a variety of attractions on the ghost tour. One of the most popular is “King’s Chapel Burying Ground” and many others.

Yes, the ghost tour is open and running on Halloween.

Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Parking

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards beside the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards beside the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel on 200 Atlantic Avenue, corner of State Street.
Please arrive for the tour fifteen (15) minutes prior to the departure of the tour as all tours leave promptly.

See below for parking available near our departure point. Please note that these are not run by Ghosts & Gravestones.

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards beside the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel on 200 Atlantic Avenue, corner of State Street.

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75 State St. Garage


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