Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour in Boston, MA

Historic Tours of America Boston Ghost TourOld Town Trolley Stop #1 200 Atlantic AveBoston, MA 02110
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This frightful and fun Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour explores the city’s frightening past and sinister characters. Take the Boston ghost tour trolley to two of the oldest burial grounds in Boston for an exclusive night-time walking tour. Along the way, view Boston’s most haunted hotel and learn about the Boston Strangler, serial killer Jolly Jane, and more.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boston Travel Experts
  • Tour duration is approximately an hour and a half.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time.
  • The tour steps inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston.
  • Parental guidance is recommended for children under 13, as there are stories of murder and mayhem that may not be appropriate for young children.
  • From December to March, graveyards may not be accessible. You will enjoy an additional trolley/walking portion of the tour if the cemeteries are unavailable.


from Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
This wretched creature is doomed to travel the streets of Boston and relay the stories of the unfortunate souls he has encountered and the macabre events he has been witness to during his sentence. The Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour involves a whole cast of characters to lead you on an adventure through the darker side of Boston. A scary, fun, and informative fright-seeking experience that is truly one of a kind.

Hear about Boston's most sinister characters, from the Angel of Death to the most infamous killer of all, the Boston Strangler. See Boston’s most haunted building, hear its famous curses, and learn about all the haunts that call the "Hub" their home.

But that’s not all! Step inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston for a walking tour you will never forget. Stroll through Copp's Hill Burying Ground—the site of Boston’s largest grave-robbing scandal. Here you will visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement in the Salem Witch Trials. Then follow your guide across Boston Common—the site of public hangings long ago—into the Old Granary Burying Ground and view the gravestones of the famous and not-so-famous (but far more interesting) occupants therein.

NOTE: From December through March, accessibility of the graveyards will be determined on a nightly basis due to winter weather conditions. An additional trolley/walking portion of the tour will be provided if graveyards are unavailable.

Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour Reviews

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Adriana Aguayo
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October 2021
Loved our guided tour of the cemeteries. The 6:30pm time was fantastic it was best of both worlds. Spooky sunset, and dark night.
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Tip: Pic#1 look at windows behind gravestones, look closely in all pics tell me what you see.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

Where can I park for the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour?

Paid parking is available at Harbor Garage (270 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02110). Lewis Wharf Parking (14 Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110), and 75 State St. Garage (5 Broad St, Boston, MA 02109).

How much walking is there?

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

What should I wear on the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour?

Wear comfortable shoes. Part of the tour is walking.

Where does the tour depart?

Tour departs from Old Town Trolley stop #1, at the end of the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel at 200 Atlantic Ave.

What time do I check in?

Check in is 30 minutes prior to your departure time.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

This tour is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. The stories of Boston's "darker side" do cover some pretty frightening subject matter. 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 and toddlers are not recommended for the tour. Children under 6 are not permitted.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, great photo opportunities!

How long is the Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour?

The Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour lasts approximately an hour and a half.

Can I bring my pet?

Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.

What is a ghost tour?

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.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, because a significant portion of the 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. The tour operator can make reasonable accommodations for all disabled guests with advanced notice. Please call the number on your e-ticket at least 24 hours in advance, or note any special requests in the "Have Special Needs" section above.