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Ghosts and Gravestones Tour Boston

1.5 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $40 Per Adult / $26 Per Child

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour Boston

1.5 Hours
Group Activity
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From (USD) $40 Per Adult / $26 Per Child

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      This is a seasonal tour operating from late March through October

      Ghosts and Gravestones Tour Boston

      Boston, Massachusetts, USA
      From (USD) $40 Per Adult / $26 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Grave-digging tour guide: Find out why he's cursed with eternal damnation as he spices up his sordid 17th-century saga with Beantown's haunted past and a dash of living history.
      • Graves: Step through creaky wrought iron gates for a tour of Boston's oldest burial grounds, where heroes of the American Revolution rest in something other than peace.
      • Stranglers, torturers, and witches: Hear terrifying tales of the Salem witch trials and Boston's beastliest bad guys, stopping at sites where serial killers did their dirty work.
      About this Boston, Massachusetts tour

      Bone-chilling stops on this tour include haunts like 77 Gainsborough Street, a converted townhouse in Boston's Back Bay where the Boston Strangler claimed his first victim. Your ghoulish guide will tell you all about the man charged with the murders, along with allegations that it was not in fact, Albert DeSalvo, who strangled 13 women. Look up at the window of his last victim, who was discovered on Jan. 4, 1964, with a card between her toes that read "Happy New Year."

      But this tour takes you back a couple hundred New Years.

      On Hanover Street, you'll pass the historic home of Cotton Mather, a zealous Puritan minister during the Salem witch trials. Mather held that any man or woman who "hath or consulteth with a familiar spirit" should be put to death, and madeth sure it happened.

      After that we take a lantern-lit walk through Boston's oldest cemeteries: Granary and King's Chapel. We'll decipher some of the weird tomb and headstone imagery and learn about the cemeteries' Revolutionary celebrities, like Paul Revere and John Hancock. But the real stars on this tour aren't the patriots and midnight riders of American legend. They're the restless spirits, sadistic psychos, and remorseless serial killers of your nightmares.

      Good advice at any cemetery

      In 2009, a tourist walking along the Granary cemetery's back fence fell three feet into a hole that opened up beneath her. She was spooked but unharmed. The accident led to the discovery of a staircase leading to a mysterious (and empty) vault created about 350 years ago. So if you see a hole in the ground at the Granary, avoid it.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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