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- $15 for a Spirited Charles Dickens holiday ghost tour for two (up to $30 value)
- $25 for a Spirited Charles Dickens holiday ghost tour for four (up to $60 value)
Participants meet at the Irish Famine Memorial before venturing on the 90-minute walking tour. Here, renowned journalist and paranormal expert, Sam Baltrusis, brandishes a lantern and guides guests along a path inspired by Charles Dickens's visit to the city in the 1800s. Starting November 15, tours depart at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The business recommends that Groupon purchasers call to schedule their tour as soon as possible, as the slots fill up quickly.
Between launching city-centric websites like Cambridge Uncommon and Salem Uncommon and teaching journalism classes at Cambridge Community TV, freelance journalist Sam Baltrusis wrote his book Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub. In its pages he reveals 300 years of city history and ghost stories. He details unexplained sounds and hovering objects seen inside the Hub’s dorm rooms, apparitions witnessed on the Boston Common, and a colonial British solider glimpsed on the tracks at the Boylston station. His deft pen has also led him to become a regional stringer for The New York Times and his second book, Ghosts of Cambridge: Haunts of Harvard Square and Beyond hit shelves in September 2013.
Not content with relegating his words to the page, Sam also brings them to life through seasonal walking tours. Guides lit by handheld lanterns lead guests through the shadowy streets of downtown Boston. They divulge stories of murder and recall Cambridge's ominous history. They also answer questions such as which Harvard hall is the most haunted, which area church is home to the ghost of a British redcoat soldier, and which famously mustachioed ghosts are just wearing fake mustaches. The founder's literary background shows through on the tours, too, which are peppered with the lore of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, and Edgar Allen Poe. When he's not guiding in-person guests, Sam doubles as a paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's, "Haunted Encounters" and on Ryan Buell's Paranormal Insider Radio.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“I would definitely recommend Cambridge Haunts; it was a fascinating experience and Hank was an excellent host-very knowledgeable, humorous and articulate.”
“I assumed Nick was new, but he did a good job. He was energetic and well spoken, I think once he really has a handle on the information, it will be a great success. ”
“We were very happy and pleased with the experience. Nick was a wonderful host and has good interesting information. We had invited friends to go with us and they...”
“We were very happy and pleased with the experience. Nick was a wonderful host and has good interesting information. We had invited friends to go with us and they had a fun, different kind of evening.Thanks again It was great.Bonnie Hermann”
Irish Famine Memorial
24 School Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108Get Directions