Ghost tours reveal the hidden history of your town, such as which famous town hall is actually a ghost. Dig up some secrets with this Groupon.
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- $15 for a walking ghost tour for two ($30 value)
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Though the tour covers the spine-chilling activities usually associated with ghosts, there’s also a focus on history. Guides recount the area’s history, peppered with lore of Harvard Square’s most notorious ghosts.
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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 second book, Ghosts of Cambridge: Haunts of Harvard Square and Beyond hit shelves in September 2013, and his third book, Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City was published just a year later; in addition, his deft pen has led him to become a regional stringer for The New York Times.
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 Allan 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.
76% of 156 customers recommend
“Henry the tour director did have a lot of cool stories I really liked him :) ”
“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. ”
“Fun guide good stories”
Harvard Square Ghost Tour
1450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138Get Directions