Ghosts & Gravestones is a tour visiting the darker side of Boston. As a city nearly 400 years old, war, murders and various types of conflicts were often experienced. It is allegedly one of the most haunted cities in the country.
Two of the cities oldest burial sites, Capp’s Hill Burying Ground, Granary Burying Ground or King's Chapel Burying Ground are visited on the tour. Guides dress up as various characters to act out descriptions of various events presented. Guides discus the Boston Strangler, Fall Rivers Angel of Death, and Salem Witch Trials.
The tour operates from April to October.
Length of tour is 90 minutes. It is recommended that comfortable shoes be worn for the tour several walking segments.
Tours depart from the Old Town Trolley stop #1 at 200 Atlantic Avenue.
7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 PM
Reservation required due to its popularity, especially limited in late October!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – evenings only
May 1 -May 21
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – evenings only
May 22 - October 31
Seven nights per week
Adults - $39.90
Seniors, students, military - $36.75
Child 6-12 $25.20
King's Chapel Burying Ground is on Tremont Street. Opening in 1630 was Boston’s first cemetery and it’s only one for thirty years until 1660. King’s Chapel was built within the cemetery grounds in 1686.
Cop’s Hill Burying Ground was a historic cemetery founded in 1659. Its two-acre grounds contain over 1200 marked graves with many notable Bostonians from the 1850’s colonial era. By 1840 the cemetery was avoided and neglected.
Granary Burying Ground founded in 1660 neighbors Park Street Church with an Egyptian style revival gate and fence. Its 2,345 graves entomb an estimated 5,000 bodies. It was the final resting place for many famous Revolutionary War patriots, signers of the Declaration of Independence and Paul Revere.
Boston is New England’s largest city with over half a million population and origins back to the founding of America. It has been given various nicknames of ‘Athens of America’, ‘ The cradle of Modern America’ and ‘ Hub of the Universe’. Its economic base depends on higher education, medicine, finance, professional/business services and government activities.
Christopher Columbus Park first dedicated in 1976 is an oasis on Boston’s North End. It is a relaxing place to enjoy harbor views. A wrought iron fenced rose garden was added to the park in 1987. Recently it was updated with a Christopher Columbus statue, spray fountain, vine covered trellis, extensive lawns, and play lot.
Boston is a 6-hour drive on I-90 east 400 miles from Rochester NY. Drive I-90 east past Albany into Massachusetts to Boston.
Here is one comment on the tour.
“You aren't going to be scared. You are going to be entertained.”