Boston Haunts Holiday Tour

Irish Famine Memorial

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Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern, sharing stories inspired by Charles Dickens's spirited stay in the city

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Online reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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.

Boston Haunts

Between editing various regional publications ​and teaching journalism classes at Malden Access 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. 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.

Customer Reviews

228 Ratings

The tour began promptly, covered many interesting people and places and was informative, witty and thought provoking. Our guide sheparded us all over town, and made sure we could all hear him and maintained a pace we could follow.
LisaSwan · October 8, 2016
Guide was awesome. We highly recommend him!
Deanna W. · October 5, 2016
He was great.
Christina L. · September 17, 2016
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    Irish Famine Memorial

    20 School St.

    Boston, MA 02108

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