Boston is home to plenty of ghastly stories, from the accidental uncovering of a mass grave full of de-limbed British Redcoats to the not-so-distant-memory of the Boston Strangler. Check out these 3 ghost tours in Boston to get the lowdown on Boston's scary side.
1. Boston Ghost Cruise: "Join the world famous Mystery Cafe & Pastimes on a Boston Harbor Cruise for a voyage you’ll never forget…Climb aboard for a thrilling, frightening, and fun journey into terror – on the one, the only – Boston Ghost Cruise! As you sail over the deep, dark waters of Boston Harbor, return to the days when Boston ruled the seas and smugglers, pirates, patriots, plunderers, redcoats, wreckers, and wraiths populated the harbor.See the actual sites and witness true tales of bloody betrayal, disastrous shipwrecks, gruesome executions, and of course, terrifying encounters with Ghosts and Specters!
2. Haunted Boston: "You'll hear enchanting and chilling tales of Boston's most famous ghosts as well as the areas extensive and rich history. Your guide will tell you extraordinary and tragic tales from the founding of Colonial Boston right up to present day. Enjoy yourfamily-friendly tour and learn what secrets lay beneath Boston Common. What untold stories lay within the Boston Athenaeum? Which well-known hotel isBoston's most haunted?"
3. Ghosts and Gravestones: "Walk amongst the dead in burying grounds nearly four hundred years old, hear stories of those whose mortal remains lie beneath your feet, and listen to tales of many of the sordid practices that went along with them. Venture to the site of the biggest grave-robbing scandal in New England’s history. And ask yourselves - are you afraid of being buried alive? Walk atop Boston’s largest unmarked burying ground and hear tales of the tortures, punishments and executions that took place there. You may even find yourselves involved in some…"