Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour

Boston, United States
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From $47.20

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Ghost themed trolley tour
  • Narration by professional tour conductor
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the tour

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 200 Atlantic Ave
    200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour boards at the end of the Long Wharf Marriott at 200 Atlantic Avenue. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Ghosts & Gravestones

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Pass By)

Granary Burying Ground

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

North End

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Historic Tours of America - Boston

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Instant Confirmation
  • 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
  • Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:The tour departs from 200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA

Feb 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:You must check in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour. Of course, you are welcome to check in even earlier than that.

Feb 2021

Q:Does the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour run in the rain?

A:YES! The tour runs on dark and stormy nights. The only time tours will be canceled due to weather is if conditions prove to be too dangerous to proceed. In this event, all reserved parties will be notified.

Feb 2021

Q:Is the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour handicap accessible?

A:The tour is not recommended for guests who are unable to safely navigate stairs, cobblestones, and rough terrain, however, reasonable accommodations will be made. Please call us at the number on your ticket 24 hours in advance so that we can assist.

Feb 2021

Q:How scary is the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:This tour is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. Due to the loud noises, children under the age of 6 are not permitted. We use haunted house-style moments, historical facts, and creative storytelling throughout the tour.

Feb 2021

Q:Are food and drink allowed on the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Feb 2021

Q:Are pets allowed on the Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour?

A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips

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1,270 reviews
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Not the best tour
Catherine_T, Jun 2023
It was pouring rain and too wet to enjoy the jokes at cemetery, but they kept coming. All the actors tried.
Just Book IT!
Anca_O, Jun 2023
Very interesting experience visiting old graveyards. I took a picture of Paul Revere’s Tomb and may have gotten a piece of someone in it 👻
Wet tour not so fun
G_M, Jun 2023
Credit to the employees - they tried. The main issue was rain - A lot of it. It would be great if they offered ponchos at additional cost - main story teller had the mic so close to her mouth you could get 3 out of 10 words used. Go when it’s dry! Probably would have been fun if I wasn’t drenched. Couldn’t see out of the wet plastic windows. Disappointed
Really theatrical and...
Aiswarya_K, Jun 2023
Really theatrical and detailed explanation. Was not cringy like most tours I've been to which cater only to kids
Overpriced in my opinion
Patrenia_O, Jun 2023
This tour was alright. However I feel it is overpriced for what you get. I learned a few interesting facts, nothing earth shattering. Staff were great and stayed in character. In particular the actor at the last stop was a fantastic performer!
Spooky fun and interesting tour!
Cynthia_L, Jun 2023
Betty was a fabulous tour guide. She told funny and interesting stories and made the tour spooky fun! This was one of our favorite tours.
Fun Tour
Lauren_C, May 2023
My 2 boys and I had a great time on the tour. Stella was hilarious and interesting story teller. More gruesome than scary.
An experience you won't forget!
Sabrina_B, May 2023
Walking through the graveyards and learning about the history. The stories our guide shared with us were very interesting.
Nancy, May 2023
Stella was a lot of fun. It was a fun way to see some sights. I would definitely recommend this as night time venture!
Excellent guide
Tansu_D, May 2023
The guy in the picture is amazing. He is a great actor and a guide at the same time. U have never ever seen anyone as good as him. He does the Paul Revere gravesite. Of course there are.others and you are not guaranteed that he will be your guide. The whole trip is worth it just for that. You go to copp hill cemetery in north end, drive around a bit in Boston, then stop at Boston common and walk to Paul revere's grave.
Lauren_C, May 2023
Me and my 10yr old went! Great time! You could tell the people cared about the experience! Thank you! 🤗
Teee_J, May 2023
This was a very interesting tour, with fun and clever tour guide shown above. A must do for Boston experience!
Best ghost tour ever
TARA_M, May 2023
Best ghost tour we’ve ever done!!!!!! The employees were class act!!! Incredible. And the stops were very very cool. Just the right amount of historical facts and scary stories. Loved it!!!! And would do it again!!!
Ghosts in the Graveyard?
Judy_C, May 2023
Loved the atmosphere created, the stories that were told, and the fun of the experience! It was was rainy the night we went and our comfort was definitely taken into account! This was a really fun tour!
Very informative
Leo_H, May 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, he told us very interesting details the entire time, we learned a lot.. he played the part very well... well spoken !! But the person who stole the show was the young lady at the grave site... I think she was fantastic, animated. Kept our attention, amazing performance she should be on Broadway or movies...!!!! We went 5/25/23
Ghost story
Fatemeh_N, May 2023
This tour was very nice. Love the tour guide and her beautiful ghost stories. Visiting historical places at night is really interesting.
Wasted $107
Tammy_F, May 2023
Some of the historical context was interesting, the hosts were odd and over the top, so rehearsed and forced. Disrespectful of the cemetery and the grounds, walking and pacing while presenting behind the chains, off the paved areas.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello, We were sorry to read our Ghost and Gravestones tour did not meet your expectations. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website, trolley tours dot com, under the subheading "our guarantee".
Ghostly Fun
Eleni_F, May 2023
Our tour guide Betty was amazing!! Such a fun experience. The guides brought the experience to life.
Tim_C, May 2023
Fantastic storytelling and humor! Jericho had great energy! Highly recommend this fun family friendly tour!
Cemeteries are best seen at night!
Randle_L, May 2023
The sites were designed to see at night! It’s the best time to go! Our guide was fun & we loved the stories and seeing Boston from a whole different perspective!

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