Cambridge Haunts

1450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 Directions
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Rebecca P.
Report | 4 months ago
Tour guide gave lots of interesting haunted history and was energetic and enthusiastic. I appreciated that Cambridge Haunts sent me very helpful info prior to the tour and the owner was very helpful in solving some minor problems I had in making my reservation. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Aaron G.
Report | 4 months ago
Our tour guide Hank and he was fantastic. Really knew the history and the background of the area. The TRUE history which I think was a great addition as well as some nice punch lines. Great walk, be sure to have good shoes. Lots going on!!
Suzanne G.
Report | 4 months ago
Lots of walking, wear comfy shoes!!
Stephanie C.
Report | 4 months ago
Dress appropriately for the weather! It always changes in Boston.
cheryl S.
Report | 4 months ago
Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. It's a bit of a hike. Some really great stories told by Horrible Hank...
Crystal P.
Report | 5 months ago
The tour guide knew what he was talking about and made the tour interesting. His personal input and experiences made it even better. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
Michelle P.
Report | 5 months ago
Was such a great experience will recommend
Ann C.
Report | 5 months ago
This really is more on the history of Cambridge with a sprinkle or two of weirdness.
Stephanie O.
Report | 5 months ago
Henry the tour director did have a lot of cool stories I really liked him :)
rosa V.
Report | 5 months ago
Wear comfy shoes. Great stories!
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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 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.

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