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Ghosts & Gravestones

#32 of 139 Tours in Boston
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Address: 200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3615
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+1 617-269-3626
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In a city nearly 400 years old - troubled with war, murderers, strife and...

In a city nearly 400 years old - troubled with war, murderers, strife and the occasional bout of stray molasses, it's hardly any wonder that Boston remains one of the most haunted cities in America. Join us aboard Ghosts & Gravestones and explore Boston’s most chilling haunted places, famous murder sites and spend time with the dead as your tour includes exclusive nighttime access into two of Boston’s oldest burying grounds.

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I went with my boyfriend on the tour. The guides were in character from start to finish . The guide seemed very knowledgeable about the history of Boston. The tour wasn't scary at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
Millbrook, New York
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would not recommend booking a tour with this company. My husband and I booked a tour during a weekend visit to Boston. The tour guide/trolley never showed up! Us and another couple waited at the pick-up location for almost an hour before we both gave up. During this time, we called guest services who stated we were at the... More 

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Steven J, Manager at Ghosts & Gravestones, responded to this review

Dear Alexa, My sincere apologies this happened. We had to cancel that tour. We called everyone on our list, but for some reason your name didn't come up and we didn't find out about it until the next day. We have refunded your tickets and will be sending you something to make up for the lost time. Again, I apologize... More 

Millbrook, New York
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend on the tour. The guides were in character from start to finish . The guide seemed very knowledgeable about the history of Boston. The tour wasn't scary at all but very historical.

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north ayrshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

What a great way to see Boston the guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and very funny. This tour may sound morbid but it's not. Lots of interesting facts and a very entertaining tour guide. He told us loads of interesting stuff about buildings we passed and showed us alot of places you wouldn't normally visit as a tourist. We highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband are big history buffs and took a trip to Boston to celebrate our 10th wedding Anniversary. We took the ghost and graveyard tour and had a blast!! They were entertaining, interactive crew that played into everyone, and we were excited they had so much knowledge in the history of the city which just played into our... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The allure was the black decorated trolley pulling up curbside with costumed ghouls flanking its sides...In Boston on Halloween weekend, it seemed like a no-brainer. When we called that very evening, we were told only 2 of the next day tours were available and we chose one. When we arrived for the tour, excited to be entertained by eerie characters... More 

Thank KCEvans724
Steven J, Manager at Ghosts & Gravestones, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry the trolley wasn't decorated and that this made the experience a negative one. Halloween weekend is very busy and we use a number of extra trolleys to accommodate guests. It’s how we were able to get you on board. It was an accident that this one trolley wasn’t... More 

Dothan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This tour was awesome. The decorated trolley and guides dressed up and in character made it an EXPERIENCE not just a tour. It was so interesting and entertaining with a hint of surprise. I did a ghost tour in New Orleans and while interesting, it didn't hold a candle to this tour! Would totally recommend it!!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This tour is hilarious or at least Lily Winters was. The trolley is super neat. The tour is not really scary however it is narrated. Lily shared several stories (haunting ones) while we visited three cemetaries. I won't spoil the events but it was fun and interesting. Great way to spend an evening in Boston with young kids or teenagers!

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We took the 9:00 pm trip so the traffic was light, making our slow drive through the city even more enjoyable. The tour guides were excellent. We laughed a lot and learned even more about the parts of Boston history you won't find in most guidebooks. We felt this was well worth the money!

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was a fun tour of two very old burying grounds and other sights of interest along the way. Dottie played her guide role well mixing humor, history, and fun into the 1.5 hour tour. If you are worried about it being scary, no-one jumps out and grabs you in the graveyards or anything like that. It's just a fun... More 

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Interesting, darned creepy, a ton of fun. The actors performed their parts well, and made the whole experience worthwhile. After walking all over the North End by day, a trolley ride was the way to go for this night time adventure!

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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