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The 7 Best Ghost Tours in Boston in 2021

Why not spend an evening going on one of the best ghost tours in Boston? The city is full of so much history, from the arrival of Puritan colonists to the American Revolution.

Not only is Boston full of dark history, but it is also home to one of the best American writers – Edgar Allan Poe. So it is the perfect city for people who love spooky history.

Why not explore the streets on an eerie ghost tour! There is a tour for everyone, so let me help you pick the best ghost tour in Boston for you.

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The 7 Best Ghost Tours in Boston MA

Historic Tours of America

Hop aboard the Trolley of the Doomed and be swept away to some of Boston’s most haunted and historic locations. The Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour is one of the best ghost tours in Boston.

The tour takes you to burial grounds that are over 400 years old. You will hear stories about grave robbers, serial killers and visit the graves of historical people like Cotton Mather, famous for the Salem Witch Trials.

The guides are straight from the 17th century. They are grave diggers that are sentenced to eternal damnation. They are animated, theatrical and funny making it one of the best ghost tours in Boston for families. Just be aware that they do talk about some mature stories, so keep the little ones, anyone younger than 6, away. If you like campy, over-the-top acting, you will love this tour.

Like most trolley-related tours, the guides can be hard to hear if you are at the back. So arrive early to make sure you get a spot at the front.

Book here: The Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

What you should know

  • Regularly sanitized high traffic areas
  • The tour will have a maximum of 20 guests
  • Book now, as tours sell out quickly

US Ghost Adventures

Want to explore the haunted history at some of Boston’s most haunted locations? US Ghost Adventures Boston: Historic After Dark Ghosts and Spirits Tour is for you.

This walking tour is an hour-long and is family-friendly, but they do have an extended tour that runs for an hour and a half if you want to visit 4 more locations.

The tour is spooky but fills you with historical facts as well. The guides are fantastic, but I loved Lily! She was engaging, knowledgeable, and a fantastic storyteller.

You won’t enter any of the haunted locations, but you will hear tales like the cursed room at the Omni Parker House to the dark history of hangings and executions that happened at Boston Common.

Book here: US Ghost Adventures Boston: Historic After Dark Ghosts and Spirits Tour

What you should know

  • The tour will run in all-weather conditions
  • Regularly sanitized high traffic areas
  • The tour will have a maximum of 20 guests
  • Book now, as tours sell out quickly

Boston Ghosts

Known for being one of the best ghost tours in Boston, the Boston Ghost Tour is a walking ghost tour like no other. You will walk around Boston at night, visiting some of the cities most haunted locations. Many of the sites they visit can be hard to find on your own, so a tour is a perfect way to see them all.

While all of the guides are great storytellers, I absolutely recommend going on a tour with Lilly or Lia. They both have great personalities and keep you engaged with the spooky stories on the tour.

Book here: Boston Ghost Tour

What you should know

  • Masks are required for guests and guides in public spaces
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience
  • Guides are required to wash their hands regularly
  • The tour will have a maximum of 25 guests

Ghost City Tours Boston (Adults Only Tour)

Are you looking for one of the best ghost tours in Boston for Adults Only? Ghost City Tours Boston has the Death and Dying Ghost Tour is strictly for adults.

The tour takes you to several haunted spots in Boston. This tour is unique because they tell you the tale of death in colonial America through ghost stories.

All of the tour guides know their history and know how to make them exciting and interesting for you. The tour will keep you interested from start to finish, and I highly recommend it.

Ghost City Tours also has the 90-minute Ghosts of Boston Tour if you are looking for a spooky but more family-friendly tour.

Book here: Death and Dying Ghost Tour

What you should know

  • Masks are required for guests and guides in public spaces
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience
  • Guides are required to wash their hands regularly
  • The tour will have a maximum of 30 guests

Nightly Spirits

If you are looking for a ghostly pub crawl, Nightly Spirits Haunted Boston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour is for you. This tour is 2.5 hours long and makes four spooky stops in between your visits to some of Boston’s most historic pubs.

The guides are hilarious and dressed to the nines in historical costumes. Unfortunately, none of the alcoholic drinks are included in the price, but at least you can choose whatever drinks you want at each stop!

Book here: Haunted Boston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

What you should know

  • Masks are required in public places
  • The tour will have a maximum of 10 guests

Boston City Day Trips

Want to spend an evening exploring the most haunted places in Boston? Boston City Day Trips has one of the best ghost tours in Boston for people who want to take a ghost tour at their own pace.

The Ghosts of the Boston Self Guided Walking Tour runs on an app that downloads to your smartphone. Once you purchase your ticket, the tour will never expire, so that you can complete the tour over several days if you want.

This walking tour takes you to 14 stops like the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and the Boston Athenaeum. I highly recommend stopping in at the Boston Athenaeum. It is the oldest library in The United States and has a dark secret. Check out my Spooky Destination Guide for Boston to learn more.

Book here: Ghosts of the Boston Self Guided Walking Tour

What you should know

  • This is a private tour that you can take whenever you want

WalknTours

Sticking with the theme of self-guided walking tours, you should check out WalknTours Self-Guided Smartphone Ghost Walking Tour in Boston. This tour is one of the best ghost tours in Boston.

You will download an app to your phone and walk around Boston listening to a hilarious guide tell you all of the spooky and historical stories associated with Boston’s oldest buildings.

The tour will take you to haunted places like the Granary Burying Ground and the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College.

They also have a second tour called The Ghosts of Boston’s Past Haunted Self-Guided Tour. This tour takes you to other locations like the old hanging tree where the last witch of Boston was hanged.

Book here: Self-Guided Smartphone Ghost Walking Tour in Boston

What you should know

  • This is a private tour that you can take whenever you want

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