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How to Hunt for Ghosts in Boston

Put a spooky spin on sightseeing with tours that focus on the Hub's haunted history.

Nothing gets us pumped for All Hallows Eve like a good ghost hunt in one of America’s oldest cities.

Harvard Square Ghost Tours

See a different side of Harvard on this walking tour around the Yard after dark, presented by Cambridge Historical Tours. A professional storyteller leads by lantern light and regales guests with tales of murder, phantom professors and Ivy League legend.
Sept. 4-Nov. 2; Departs Th-Su at 7:30 pm. 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.520.4030

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour

Guests board the black trolley that awaits to transport them on a tour with darkened corners, haunted hotels and 400-year-old burying grounds. A host of ghoulish characters relay nuggets of Boston’s more macabre past, putting a theatrical and fun spin on real-life history. Not appropriate for children under 13 years of age.
May 22-Oct. 31; Departs daily every 30 minutes 7-9 pm. 200 Atlantic Ave., 617.269.3626

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour through the heart of downtown Boston is popular with families who enjoy roaming Granary Burial Ground and Boston Common among the spirited sites linked to ghostly apparitions from Colonial times to today.
April 11-Nov. 16; Departs daily at 8 pm. 800.979.3370

Cambridge Historical Tours' Harvard Square Ghost Tours players
Cambridge Historical Tours' Harvard Square Ghost Tours players (©Bill Manley)