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Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

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Overview

Discover some of Boston’s deepest, darkest secrets on a “frightseeing” tour aboard the Trolley of the Doomed, which roams around the haunted streets and burial grounds of Boston. Your costumed host provides illuminating insights into the history of the city's spookiest sights such as Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
  • Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
  • Step aboard the trolley of the doomed and join your host, a 17th-century grave digger
  • Step inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston
  • Visit Copp's Hill Burying Ground, the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials
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Ghost themed trolley tour
Narration by professional tour conductor
Local taxes
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks
Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the tour
200 Atlantic Ave , 200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards at the end of the Long Wharf Marriott at 200 Atlantic Avenue. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

This activity will end right where it started.
Boston’s original “frightseeing” tour is an evening of fear and fun. Climb aboard the Trolley of the Doomed for an experience unlike any other. Uncover Boston’s darkest secrets and hear the stories of those lost souls who many locals believe still wander the streets and alleys of this historic town.

Learn about some of the city’s most sinister characters, from Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, to Jane Toppan, aka Jolly Jane, one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.

Walk through two of the oldest burial grounds in Boston, including Old Granary, the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots like Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Robert Treat Paine, plus Paul Revere and the five victims of the Boston Massacre. Also, visit the site of the biggest grave-robbing scandal in New England’s history.

Come with an open mind and see if any ghosts appear. It’s a ride on the dark side.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ghosts & Gravestones
Step aboard the trolley of the doomed and join your host, a 17th-century grave digger, cursed with a sentence of eternal damnation. This wretched creature is doomed to travel the streets of Boston and relay the stories of the unfortunate souls he encountered and the macabre events he had been witness to during his purgatory. Hear about Boston's most sinister characters - from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers - the Boston Strangler. 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. Learn the significance of much of the imagery found in these 17th century burial grounds and the famous and not so famous (but even more interesting) occupants therein. Visit Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End, nestled atop the tallest point in one of Boston's oldest historic districts. Here you will visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials. Then to the Granary Burying Ground where you will visit the final resting places of many of the famous heroes of the American Revolution including John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. Remember that half of the tour is walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended (so you don't become "dead" on your feet)!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston
Step aboard the trolley of the doomed and join your host, a 17th-century grave digger, cursed with a sentence of eternal damnation. This wretched creature is doomed to travel the streets of Boston and relay the stories of the unfortunate souls he encountered and the macabre events he had been witness to during his purgatory. Hear about Boston's most sinister characters - from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers - the Boston Strangler. 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. Learn the significance of much of the imagery found in these 17th century burial grounds and the famous and not so famous (but even more interesting) occupants therein. Visit Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End, nestled atop the tallest point in one of Boston's oldest historic districts. Here you will visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials. Then to the Granary Burying Ground where you will visit the final resting places of many of the famous heroes of the American Revolution including John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. Remember that half of the tour is walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended (so you don't become "dead" on your feet)!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Pass Boston Tea Party Ships
Stop At:  
Granary Burying Ground
Walk through Granary Burying Ground
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
Visit Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End, nestled atop the tallest point in one of Boston's oldest historic districts. Here you will visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials. Then to the Granary Burying Ground where you will visit the final resting places of many of the famous heroes of the American Revolution including John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
North End
Hear about Boston's most sinister characters - from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers - the Boston Strangler. 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. Learn the significance of much of the imagery found in these 17th century burial grounds and the famous and not so famous (but even more interesting) occupants therein.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Historic Tours of America - Boston
Hear about Boston's most sinister characters - from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers - the Boston Strangler. 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. Learn the significance of much of the imagery found in these 17th century burial grounds and the famous and not so famous (but even more interesting) occupants therein.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Instant Confirmation
  • When booking, and for contact purposes only, please enter a local Boston hotel phone number or a cell phone number you can be reached on
  • Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:The tour departs from 200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Feb 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:You must check in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour. Of course, you are welcome to check in even earlier than that.
Feb 2021
Q:
Does the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour run in the rain?
A:YES! The tour runs on dark and stormy nights. The only time tours will be canceled due to weather is if conditions prove to be too dangerous to proceed. In this event, all reserved parties will be notified.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour handicap accessible?
A:The tour is not recommended for guests who are unable to safely navigate stairs, cobblestones, and rough terrain, however, reasonable accommodations will be made. Please call us at the number on your ticket 24 hours in advance so that we can assist.
Feb 2021
Q:
How scary is the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:This tour is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. Due to the loud noises, children under the age of 6 are not permitted. We use haunted house-style moments, historical facts, and creative storytelling throughout the tour.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are food and drink allowed on the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are pets allowed on the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour.

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  • "Note that the guide can speak fast so be prepared for that if English is a second language." See review
  • "If you're interested in the history of Boston, given with a twist of "scary", don't miss this." See review
  • "Taking the trip at dawn added to the ambiance of the tour." See review

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star-2
Did not expect to be...
Cristina_C
, Oct 2021
Did not expect to be locked in the cemetery. Overall ok. The tour guide was good but do your research about what to expect before booking.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We were sorry to read our tour did not meet your expectations. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-1
Horrible
Adam_C
, Oct 2021
Wish I had looked at the other reviews before I spent $90. It was horrible. A quick walk through two cemeteries in the dark with bad stories. Not scary just stupid. Waste of time and money.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We were sorry to read our tour did not meet your expectations. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-2
Skip it if you want organization
Wendy_P
, Oct 2021
It was very disorganized. Customer service was unhelpful. We arrived and they didn’t have enough of the “scary” buses so they put us on a different bus, which didn’t have the music which would have created more of an ambiance. They told us to stand behind orange ropes when we got there but then took random people before us.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We are sorry you were disappointed in our tour. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-2
Boston Ghost Tour
Nanci_S
, Oct 2021
It was just ok. It just wasn’t worth the $46. It was probably worth about $30. I really wasn’t impressed. Don’t waste your money.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We are sorry you were disappointed in our tour. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-4
The story telling by the...
Kevin_W
, Oct 2021
The story telling by the grave digger. His enthusiasm was great and he knew the history well. Would recommend to others.
star-3
Disappointed
Karen_B
, Oct 2021
Not our favorite tour. Didn’t ride in the Ghost & Graveyard trolly - rode in a hop on/off trolly instead. That alone was a disappointment. Our guide on the tour was only fair. Our guide in the second cemetery was very disrespectful to the cemetery- running over grave sites and lying on the grass next to Paul Revere’s tombstone. Just not worth the money.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We are sorry you were disappointed in our tour. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-1
I thought the tour was a...
Julie_D
, Oct 2021
I thought the tour was a stay on the bus type of tour but we got off and walked 10 minutes to a cemetery. I couldn’t hear the guide at all and it was very boring. Not worth more than $10
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We are sorry you were disappointed in our tour. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-5
Fun. Informative. and...
Christopher_S
, Oct 2021
Fun. Informative. and highly entertaining. The guides were top notch and were completely committed to their roles. Our guide was Angelina
star-1
Awful, not as advertised!!!! Do not recommend.
Sloan_H
, Oct 2021
It was not as advertised. It was not scary. It was like a historic walking tour. Also our guide was performing as if in a comedy club. However quite unsuccessfully. I will be disputing this charge when I return.
star-5
Thanks to Bernard!
Kayla_C
, Oct 2021
Bernard was fantastic! Great at keeping us safe and entertained! He was able to share all of the gory details, toss in a touch of satire, and it was a perfect balance. What a great trip!

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