Join your 17th-century gravedigger guide on a two-hour “frightseeing” trolley ride — and prepare for a day of scares and macabre ghost tales. Dig deep into Boston's darker side as you visit two of the city’s oldest burial grounds, where famous Bostonians were laid to rest. Walk around the headstones in Copp’s Hill and either Granary or King’s Chapel burial grounds, visiting the gravesites of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock. And feel the goosebumps on your skin as you learn about the murderous Boston Strangler and paranormal activity documented throughout the city.
At the end of your “tour of doom,” your guide can drop you off if you like at Quincy Markey/Faneuil Hall, where you can take complimentary trolley transportation back (no need to purchase additional shuttle tickets). Or remain onboard and head directly to the pier.
• Commentated trolley ride: Join a costumed gravedigger on a “frightseeing” tour; stroll around two of Boston’s oldest burial grounds.
• Famous gravesites: Visit the final resting places of famous Boston residents such as John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams.
• Boston legends: Hear about the Boston Strangler and paranormal activity documented throughout the city.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Weather-appropriate clothing
• Children under the age of 7 are not permitted to participate, because of the subject matter covered.
• Guests with mobility issues should not participate; tour requires a moderate amount of walking over hilly and uneven surfaces and climbing steps into an out of the historic burial grounds dating back to the 1600s, which are not accessible.