Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Tour
A 17th century grave digger is your guide to centuries of ghoulish Boston history on a trolley ride through haunted streets to the city’s ghostly graveyards.
- Visit two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston.
- Learn about the Salem Witch trials, the Boston Strangler and more.
- Explore the sinister side of the city with entertaining professional actors and Ghost Guides.
- Have a supernaturally scary good time.
Boston is a very old city; the site of Native American settlements long before colonizing Europeans arrived and the location of centuries of crime, misery, and death.
Victims of the deadliest witch hunt in the history of colonial North America met gruesome fates here in 1692. Criminals swung from the gallows in Boston Commons during the city's early days. A mad strangler terrified the town and took the lives of 13 women in the 1960s. And those are just two highlights of the horrifying side of historic Boston.
Reports of weary souls and strange apparitions wandering this city go back nearly to Boston’s founding. What will you encounter when you join the [PRODUCT]?
In fact, many of the city’s oldest residents are still here – in Copp's Hill Burying Ground and the Old Granary Burying Ground.
Visit these colonial burying grounds and see the final resting place of Salem witch trial prosecutor Cotton Mather. Listen to creepy story tellers relive tales of the Angel of Death, the Boston Strangler and other sinister characters historic and modern.
Grave robbers, ghouls, and Gallows Hill are some of the attractions on this frightful trolley tour. A professional cast of frightful characters keep the night alive with history and mystery as you explore some of the city’s most haunted places.
Travel the nighttime streets of Boston for a paranormal version of colonial American history. Book your seat on the Trolley of Doom and have a scary good time!
NOTE: Due to winter weather conditions December through March, access to the graveyards may vary on a nightly basis. If the graveyards are unavailable, an additional trolley/walking portion will be added to the tour.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line
- Get Your Confirmation
- Duration: 1.5 hours (approx.)
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
Visit two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston.
Explore the sinister side of the city with entertaining professional actors and Ghost Guides.
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Tour must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day, you will be issued a full refund by Cool Destinations.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Tour will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Destinations. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
Where can I park my car?
Detailed parking instructions for Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Tour will be included in your confirmation email.
What do I need to show at check-in?
Cool Destinations activities accept both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
I am unable to locate the check-in. What should I do?
If you arrive for your activity start point and you are unable to locate the check-in location, we first recommend calling the local contact phone number found on your confirmation email. If you are unable to reach the local contact, we will be more than happy to help you out.
Can I book this activity when I get there?
Cool Destinations activities can only be booked online. It is recommended you pre-book your travel service to avoid disappointment as many of our tours and products are popular and can be sold out early. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to pre-book to ensure a satisfying, worry-free vacation.
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Are gratuities (tip) included in the price?
No. On most Cool Destinations tours and activities with guides, mates, captains, and assistance, tips are not included. Our general recommendation is 18-20% when you enjoy a quality service experience.
Can I book an activity and leave it open dated?
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When do I need to arrive for check-in?
Unless otherwise noted, please arrive for check-in 30 minutes before your Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Tour begins. The exact start time may be based on your chosen options and will be noted on the confirmation you receive after booking.
“The electric car we rented was clean and easy to drive. Shuttle picked us up quickly and was also clean and new. Driver was very informative and friendly. Great prices and a great time. No problems We will be back!”Michael Darnall
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