A Boston ghost tour might just spook your kids into liking history. Like most attractions in Boston, there is more to this tour than meets the eye. Haunted Boston is a popular tour that combines gripping story telling with colonial history. Learn about the intimate lives of popular historical figures during haunted tours in Boston. Stories of murder, love, and revenge are revealed during a nighttime walking tour of Boston’s historic streets. Tragedy is at the center of many of these tales, and everyone on the tour will love what they're learning as they maneuver through graveyards by candlelight. These walking tour options operate from mid-April through mid-November, when the weather is agreeable, and are reasonably priced, though they may not be appropriate for very young children. The Haunted Boston tour requires reservations in advance and tours meet nightly at 8 pm at the entrance of the Central Burial Ground Cemetery in Boston Common.
There are a few companies that operate this type of Boston Graveyard tour, including New England Ghost Tours, which run the popular Boston Spirits Walking tour. You might be just as surprised as your kids during this Boston ghost tour, which reveals frightening information about the past. Standing in present-day Boston Common, many guests are shocked to learn that witches and convicts were hanged in that very location—and possibly even haunt the city today, according to some residents. These haunted tours in Boston will leave just about everyone looking over their shoulder in the dark. If a walking tour isn’t your cup of tea, there are bus ghost tours as well, though this arrangement is usually made for groups. Another tour company that reveals the darker side of Boston is called Ghosts and Gravestones. From stories of the Boston Strangler to seeing the graves of American Revolutionaries John Hancock and Paul Revere, this tour is guaranteed to spook and entertain.