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Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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
Ghost themed trolley tour
Narration by professional tour conductor
Local taxes
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
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
  • Parental guidance is recommended for children under 13, as there are stories of murder and mayhem that may not be appropriate for young children
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour.

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  • "If you're interested in the history of Boston, given with a twist of "scary", don't miss this." See review

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Disappointed
Deborah_W
, Sep 2020
Did this 2x before and loved it. Brought my son and route was changed due to last minute parade/protest only one stop at a graveyard and very little information. No refund or discount Disappointed
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
I was sorry to hear you were disappointed in your tour. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-5
Trolley ride through the citt
Marlene_S
, Sep 2020
Milly was a great guide. Very informational and knowledgeable. Loved the old graveyard. Boston is a beautiful city.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed Milly's performance. Thank you for spending the evening with us.
star-5
Time Flies When You Are With Ghosts!
Lisa_L
, Sep 2020
Interesting stories and a fun time. The two hours went very quickly and we learned a few new things about Boston and US History!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
star-5
Fun Evening
Wendy_M
, Sep 2020
Fun evening, loved the staff, historical and informative with twist of entertainment and humor. Thanks for a good time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
We are delighted you had a good time aboard the Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley. We hope to see you again.
star-4
Primary Guide
BJ_F
, Sep 2020
It started a little stale, but our primary guide was excellent and had a great sense of humor. Definitely worth doing.
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Characters
Crystal_W
, Sep 2020
The characters were amazing and the history was pretty great. They were all very knowledgeable not only about the tour itself but any questions also.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Our team loves to hear from guests like you. We are thrilled you found the hosts knowledgeable and entertaining.
star-5
Divertido, great!!! A lot to learn una very different style.
Netty
, Aug 2020
Hazel was awesome!!! All of the crew stories were great. Nos encantó. Fue grandioso. Paul Revere tombstone really BIG. We loved the story of the Highwaymen and his book!!! Interesante y súper entretenido. Mi hija amo asustar gente al final!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. We will be sure to share your comments with Hazel and the rest of the CAST.
star-5
Fun Times
Barbara F
, Nov 2019
This was an excellent tour given by a knowlgegeable tour guide. Enjoyable history of the darker spookier side of Boston.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Our team of guides and sales reps love hearing from our guests. We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Thank you!
star-5
One of the best tours!
rachiealo667
, Oct 2019
My two girlfriends and I had such a blast on this tour. Not only was it super informational, but the guides were hilarious! I loved how they were interactive with the guests. Also they did an amazing job of setting the scenes and their timing/story telling was impeccable. We were all very impressed. I never write reviews, but I gotta give credit where it's due. Definitely recommend!
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Pretty Good
Teresa H
, Oct 2019
Our guide Gertrude was amazing. Without her I would have given one star. The tour itself wasn't as much visiting ghostly sites, more cemetary. Cemetary visits better during day so u can read tombstones. I didn't think worth the money but thank you Gertrude for theatrics that at least made it fun!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
I was sorry to read our tour did not meet your expectations. You can always send your tickets in for a full refund as we have a Satisfaction Guarantee because we believe so highly in our product.

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