Cambridge 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.

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

Horrible Hank was great!
Karen · November 2, 2016
We had a great time with Horrible Hank educating us on the spirits that remain in Historical Boston. Hank was informative with a bit of humor on the side. Thank you! 👍👍👍👍
Lillian H. · October 30, 2016
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
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    Harvard Square

    1450 Massachusetts Ave.

    Cambridge, MA 02138

    +18004317422

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