Ghosts of Boston self-guided walking tour
Activities

Ghosts of Boston self-guided walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Traverse Boston's oldest neighborhoods and hear about the lost souls still trapped between worlds
  • Walkthrough uneasy graveyards where the bodies have been moved, dug up, or lost altogether
  • Hear tales of Boston's lost souls, from the perpetually burning victims of a gas explosion to a spectral woman in the Common who whispers to children
  • Get firsthand accounts of hauntings residents and visitors have experienced and explore Boston’s most haunted sites
What to expect

This bone-chilling walk through Boston's otherworldly side begins at Boylston Street Station, where a gas explosion killed several workers. Some believe it was an accident, but others wonder if the countless graves dug up during construction had something to do with it. One thing is certain: the victims have not yet left the place of their grisly demise.

From there, you'll walk through the Central Burying Ground and the Boston Common, hearing the sordid history of unmarked graves, unsettled corpses, and the brutal executions that once took place here. Then, you'll arrive at the majestic Boston Athenaeum, a beautiful building hiding something grim inside: a book bound in human skin. But that's not the only creepy thing about this place. Do you dare go inside?

Next, you'll continue to the Granary Burying Ground, where many of America's revolutionary founders have been laid to rest. Here, you’ll pick up some history about these towering figures, and learn how some of them might still be hanging around this very graveyard. Another graveyard awaits you after that: the King’s Chapel Burying Ground. No one knows how many bodies really lie beneath the earth here, but they do know that at least one wasn’t dead when he was buried.

Then, you'll visit Boston’s most haunted hotel, the Omni Parker. Visitors have reported spectral sights, sounds, and smells on nearly every floor of this storied hotel, and only the boldest decide to stay the night. After that, you’ll hear about a fraudulent photographer who tried to capitalize on Boston’s hauntings, then head toward the Old State House. Then, you'll visit the site of the Boston Massacre and hear about the supernatural panic that swept across the city during an 1800s tuberculosis outbreak.

You'll pass next by Fort Warren and the Pilot House, where you’ll hear about the vengeful Lady in Black and the seemingly harmless Lady in White, before continuing on to the Old North Church. You'll conclude your tour in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, an appropriately unsettling final stop along our route.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Self-guided tour taken via the app
    • Unique password (sent by email/text) for access to the app
    • Live GPS map on your phone
    • Audio narration
    • Text explanations
    • List of the entire route from stop to stop
    What's not included
    • Live tour guide
    • Entrance tickets to paid attractions
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Masonic Building, 186 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

    What to remember
    • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you
    • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the local operator app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
    • The app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
    • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Action Tour Guide
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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