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Boston Ghost Tour

If you are looking for a fascinating and fun ghost tour of Boston, you've come to the right place! Book a ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to explore the many historical haunted locations the city has to offer!

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Why You Need to Take Our Boston Ghost Tour

You’ll hear accounts from those who have experienced the unexplained firsthand. This could be a creepy story of other guest’s experiences or even from the tour guide themselves! If you’re looking for an authentic experience of making sense out of the unexplainable, you will love our Boston ghost tour! Whether you’re living in Massachusetts or just looking to learn more about your hometown’s haunted past, we will take you on a ghostly adventure that you’ll never forget! 

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Five Stars

I had such a great time on this tour! I heard stories I was familiar with (like Charles Dickens at the Omni Parker), but also some new ones I hadn’t...

06.20.24
Rebecca Stanley
 

Five Stars

Great tour with a very informative and enthusiastic guide. Really engaging stories and information not just about ghostly happenings in Boston but als...

06.18.24
Sam Cubis
 

Five Stars

Great stories Great time

06.18.24
BD Lewellen
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $25

Boston Ghosts

Looking to book a hauntingly fun ghost tour in Boston? You’re in the right spot to unlock the ghostly secrets of Boston’s past.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 139 Tremont St, at the entrance to Boston Common

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hr across 1 mile

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $30

Boston Ghosts Boos and Brews Haunted Pub Crawl

Try the new Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl for some genuine scares, spirits, and spirits in Boston.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: The original Cheers bar & pub at 84 Beacon Street

Tour TimeTour Times: 5:30PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $25

In Cold Blood: Boston True Crime Experience

Join this True Crime tour to get a glimpse of Boston's dark side as we reveal thrilling accounts of its notorious criminals and the crimes they committed in cold blood.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: In front of the George Washington Statue in Boston Public Garden.

Tour TimeTour Times: 3:00PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $25

Rockstars of the Revolution: Blazing the Boston Freedom Trail

The Boston Freedom Trail is a journey through time, a chance to experience for yourself the sights, sounds, and stories of America's fight for independence.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA

Tour TimeTour Times: 11AM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $25

Untold Stories of the Wonder Women of Boston

Join this unique tour of Boston and learn about its famous history from a different perspective: the stories of the strong women who became its unsung heroines!

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Public Garden entrance at the corner of Beacon and Charles St

Tour TimeTour Times:

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Boston So Haunted?

Founded by Puritans in 1630, Boston was initially named “Trimontaine” after three mountains that were visible at the time; however, it was changed to Boston when the founders decided it was an easier name to say. John Winthrop, who was the first governor, pushed Puritanism and education, which still permeates Boston’s culture today.

 

During the 1700s, Bostonians showed their rebellious side resisting England’s control over the colonies. In 1765 Patriotic mobs started assaulting English officials after “The Stamp Act” was passed requiring direct tax and revenue stamps. This prompted the Revolution, and England’s retaliation resulted in the notorious Boston Massacre.

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In a time of mob rule and anarchy, with fury to defy British governance, an entire shipment of tea was destroyed, marking the Boston Tea party. Futile attempts to resolve the compensation for the tea the British demanded made way to the Revolutionary War. 

From that point, notable events include The Great Fire of Boston in 1872, when 776 buildings and 33 lives were lost. The 20th century brought the performing arts, high-rise buildings, and the statue of Paul Revere. A historic icon but a sad reminder of Boston’s torrid past.

Why should you tour with us?

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You Want to Immerse Yourself In The Close Quarter Combat of Boston’s Revolutionary past

Aide-de-camps once walked the streets of Boston. Barricades, lined with bayonets, divided the city. The cavalry rode on horseback through Boston’s outskirts and projectiles and mortar fire rained like holy Hell on its rebel forces.

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You Already went to Fenway Park

Boston has been the home of the Red Sox since 1912 and has the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball history. You’ve probably already gone to the stadiums, and taken a picture close to Pesky’s Pole and the Green Monster, now, you need something more. You need less ESPN and more Stephen King.

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View The Freedom Trail In a different light...at night

There are many significant historic locations along Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail. Multiple landmarks, churches, cemeteries, statehouses, schools, pubs, and even the breathtaking USS Constitution ship docked in Boston Harbor. Learn of the scandals, the controversies, the black deeds, and the ghosts that still linger across Boston’s sacred trail.

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Clam-chowder — You’ve had enough.

Maine lobster rolls, mouthwatering clam chowders, raw sea urchins, smoldering smoked octopus sashimi, Molasses baked beans. Oh, and don’t get us started on Boston cream pie. Delicious! You’ve had them all, and now, you’re getting your “just desserts” in the form of packing on too many pounds. What better way to get in shape than a good-old fashion walking tour?

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You need something more exciting than just great architecture

Boston is home to incredible architecture. Boston is a city of traditional and contemporary styles. A place where an aficionado can have a field day. Yet, for some, it becomes too much. Sure it might be great to know that it is the origin place of Federal Architecture, but maybe that’s not your cup of tea.

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You want to experience the Hub of the America

Not just Jim from The Office but most people that have walked through Boston call it“The Hub” as in “The Hub of the America.” There’s a reason for it. There’s a reason for that sorcery, for that spellbinding quality. There's also a reason it's at the center of a different kind of world-- the capital of the otherworldly and the dead. Come and discover what makes Boston such a noteworthy, haunted town.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN BOSTON, MA

Old Granary Burial Ground

The Old Granary Burial Ground is the third oldest memorial site in Boston. Here, you can see the headstones of some of the country’s most notable figures. Benjamin Franklin’s parents, Abiah and Josiah Franklin, are currently resting at Old Granary. Several people who have visited the site at night have captured images of supposedly ghostly figures roaming around. Whether it’s neighboring ghosts or Franklin’s parents, it’s an eerie view into history you won’t want to miss.

Boston Athenaeum

The Boston Athenaeum is perhaps one of the spookiest locations on our ghost tour, even if you’re a skeptic. From books made of human skin and several photos of eerie cemeteries, it’s no wonder that countless people rush to this site annually. However, the ghosts that are said to roam around the Athanaeum aren’t your typical sinister spirits. Some visitors claim to feel enlightened when they encounter specific figures, such as the ghost of Reverend Harris, whose spectral presence appears in the library. The writer Nathaniel Hawthorne even saw the Reverend once reading his own obituary.

Kings Chapel and Burying Ground

Chapels and cemeteries frequently attract visitors from the other world. After all, it’s where the dead are laid to rest. The King’s Chapel and Burying Ground in Boston is no exception. The site is well-preserved and sports a Victorian-era design. People who visit the cemetery claim to see shadow figures roaming around at night. The two spirits thought to be held responsible for the haunting are Elizabeth Pain and Joseph tapping.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Life & Trial of Rev. Ephraim K. Avery

Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

Posted 09.29.2021

 
The maplecroft mansion is pictured, it’s a large white home with sharp peaks and lots of windows

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021