Harvard Square Ghost Tour (Cambridge/Boston Haunts)

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Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historical Harvard Square streets, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

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  • $15 for a Harvard Square ghost tour for two (a $30 value)
  • $25 for a Harvard Square ghost tour for four (a $60 value)

During the course of the 90-minute walking tour, guides lead participants by lantern through Harvard Square as they recount the university’s rumored apparitions, city history, and eerie anecdotes. Tours depart at 7:30 p.m. most nights from Saturday, September 1 through Wednesday, October 31.

Cambridge Haunts

Between writing pieces for magazines such as Boston Spirit and Stuff and teaching writing classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education, 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.

Not content with relegating his words to the page, Sam also brings them to life through seasonal walking tours. From September 1 to October 31, guides lit by handheld lanterns lead guests through the shadowy streets of Harvard Square. 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.


Cambridge Haunts’ rates vary for seniors and students.

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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

Cambridge Haunts was a really fun time! Learned quite a few unknown facts about Cambridge, ghosts and Harvard University. Ashley, our guide, was really informative and worked well with the group. I would definitely do it again. AND we really lucked out with a beautiful night which made it all the better to enjoy! Thanks for this opportunity!
WILNA K. · October 28, 2012
Great tour - Sam was fantastic - very fun!
Maureen W. · October 28, 2012
I thought their website was accurate, they said it was an historically based tour and it was. There was not much spookiness to it, but it was a very enjoyable walk around Cambridge pointing out some points I never would have noticed on my own. Ashley was a great Tour Guide.
Dawn O. · October 28, 2012

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