Boston

Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour

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Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour Boston

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Pass By)

Granary Burying Ground

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

North End

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Historic Tours of America - Boston

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

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Fun and Educational
Sigalle_B, Apr 2024
Really great tour - Mercy was amazing! Really learned so much and enjoyed our time! Will reccomend to friends and family alike!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We love reading about our guests' experiences, and our CAST also enjoys knowing that they made your trip memorable. Thank you for taking the time to write this. We hope to see you again next time you visit one of our destinations.
The 3 women actors were...
Sharon_W, Apr 2024
The 3 women actors were fantastic. There were some mechanical issues with the trolley but overall a fun experience
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Fun time
Cynthia_B, Apr 2024
The character in the Granary Graveyard was fabulous. She was realistically spooky and was a great storyteller!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Entertaining and informative!
Eileen_B, Apr 2024
Very entertaining and educational tour! Probably not for children as some items discussed were fairly graphic, but husband and I enjoyed the entertainment of it all.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
A fun way to experience the city
Daniel_P, Apr 2024
Family of five, with teenagers and younger child. We had a great time! Our guide was fantastic, very engaged and funny. Even with the rain from a Nor’easter we enjoyed seeing historic Boston graveyards and hearing spooky stories. Would love a longer tour option, the time flew by too quickly!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Wow, that is a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We love reading about our guests' experiences and sharing them with our CAST. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.
Interesting tour with interactive 'ghosts ' 🤣👻👻
carol_m, Apr 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Good entertainment too with interesting stories. Wasn't too much of a walk too.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Zero stars if able
Benjamin_E, Apr 2024
If I could give zero stars I would. Tour was cancelled but they didn’t tell us so we stood at the meeting point in cold and rain with two kids. Viator were less than useless in resolving, eventually telling me I could have a refund as though they were doing me a favour. Would have loved to do the tour but organisation was appalling and Viator not someone I will use to book in future
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to hear more about your experience, please contact us directly at guestrelations@historictours.com.
Entertaining and fun tour
Kerry_M, Apr 2024
We were visiting Boston with siblings and spouses and looking for something fun to do together in the evening. We had a wonderful time on the Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour. Despite pouring rain, all day and even harder at night, the tour was fun and informative and best part were the staff who stayed in character the entire time despite being soaked to the skin. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations.
5 Stars
Kara_T, Mar 2024
Bernard was a fantastic tour guide! He kept us interested with cool stories and funny jokes! Despite the rainy weather we had a great time!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Bernard and had a great time! We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations. You’ll also find our tours in Savannah, Nashville, Saint Augustine, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.
Entertaining and respectful
Nick_T, Mar 2024
Informative and entertaining with respect to the cemetery/burial grounds visited. Knowledgeable about the ghostly and serial killer history here.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Highly recommend!
Andrew_D, Mar 2024
We really enjoyed our experience! A great way to visit a new city (for us) with a spooky twist! Very informative and unique!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We're glad you had a great time! Thank you for the review!
Recommend for All
Alyssa_V, Mar 2024
Easy starting location. Right next to the T. Trolley was a little rough on the bumps. But overall, great experience and excellent guide. Very historical and informative.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
INCREDIBLE Guide, Fun Tour!
Elliot_H, Mar 2024
Honestly, amazing tour. Our guide, who went by “Evelyn Row” should be an actor. She was entertaining, welcoming, and constantly in character. I just can’t say enough about how fun it was! We learned some good stories too about the history of Boston and it was fun to go in the burying grounds after dark. I can’t express what an asset our guide was… amazing!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations.
Trolly Ghost Tour
Gina_F, Feb 2024
Great time I would definitely do it again . They were great they tour guides did a great job with the history , and horror as well as in cooperating humor !
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Waste of money
Elena_K, Jan 2024
It’s a 2 h tour with only 2 stops at the cemeteries located in downtown. The rest of the tour is just talking about random stories. You can visit cemeteries during the day on your own. 100$ for sitting on a bus and a couple stories is a waste of money.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We were sorry to read you are dissatisfied with our tour. We stand behind our efforts with a Satisfaction Guarantee. You can read about it by selecting, "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" on our website, trolley tours dot com. Or, go directly to trolley tours dot com/guarantee. We hope you will try us again in one of our other services in the future.
Great tour
Tina_C, Jan 2024
I am intrigued with cemeteries and ghost stories and loved this tour so much! Elizabeth and Agnes are awesome and added the fun in tbe experience
Mobsters and Newer Ghosts
Janet_C, Dec 2023
Loved hearing about Whitey Bulger burying his victims on Copps Hill and being discovered and convicted
Tour left early without us
Allie_V, Dec 2023
We didn’t show up the full 30 minutes early, but we were there 15 minutes early and they left without us
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to assist you with rescheduling, please contact us directly at guestrelations@historictours.com.
Spooky and fun
Lisa_L, Dec 2023
Our guide was super knowledgeable and made our tour fun and informative. The graveyards were amazing!
Less ghost stories than...
joe_c, Nov 2023
Less ghost stories than interesting stories; great fun nonetheless! The crew is fun and dedicated to making the tour entertaining!
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