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In a Nutshell

  • 90-minute tours
  • Spooky sites by lantern light
  • Historic tales & town legends

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Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Valid for Plymouth location tours only. Not valid for special Halloween tours. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions, the other four of which are joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get a 90-minute ghost tour or a 90-minute historic colonial tour of Plymouth from Colonial Lantern Tours of Plymouth (up to a $12 value). The ghost tour departs daily at 8 p.m. from 25 Summer Street, and the historic colonial tour departs daily at 7:30 p.m. from Plymouth Rock.

Colonial Lantern Tours lifts the dusty corner of Plymouth Rock, one of America's oldest settlements, to reveal the spooky folklore past hidden therein. The ghost and legends lantern tour leads visitors down haunted alleyways and lets them explore unmarked gravesites and leaky faucets at Burial Hill. Along the way, experienced guides and ghost busters relate tales of Plymouth's most famous residents and shipwreckers. Clutching handmade punched-tin lanterns, tour-takers look at the site where the head of King Phillip was mounted and complained about being unable to brush its teeth for more than 20 years.

For less gore and more lore, try the historic colonial lantern tour. This picturesque tour of Plymouth will explore the town's rich, Pilgrim-laden history. Wide-eyed walkers will stroll through the town square and down to Plymouth Harbor, learning about the area's Native American inhabitants and America's most notable rock. Call to book your tour.


Colonial Lantern Tours is popular with Zerve reviewers, which give it a 4.5-star average.

  • This tour gives you a great sense of Plymouth's history and its ghost stories! I loved it! – giseletryo
  • We enjoyed the Lantern tour. It was fun carrying the lanterns and listening to the stories that Barbara shared with us. – staceyfav

Colonial Lantern Tours

Headless Indian chiefs. Vengeful witches. Treacherous generals. Though they may seem like figures in a horror novel or modern newspaper, they are all characters featured in Colonial Lantern Tours of Plymouth's intriguing and true-life historical tours. For more than 25 years, the staff of enthusiastic history buffs has traversed the scenic pathways of Plymouth and neighboring Boston, pointing out sites of interest while regaling guests with tales of the region's diverse history—from legendary ghosts to ghoul-inhabited tunnels to educational tales of pilgrim settlers and Native Americans. Tours meander through town squares, down hidden alleyways, and past historic harbors, guided by the light of 17th-century lantern replicas. Docents also offer seasonal Halloween-, Thanksgiving-, and Christmas-themed trips that detail colonial holiday customs, such as topping every tree with a bust of Benedict Arnold. To date, Colonial Lantern's yarns—at once macabre and enlightening—have enthralled numerous reporters from a variety of publications, such as the Los Angeles Times.

Customer Reviews

Great history lesson. Fun to wander a cemetery in the dark.
Deb P. · October 13, 2014
Tour with Barbara- she was great!
Casey M. · October 4, 2014
This was a great event to do, it was worth the drive. I will be coming back more than once after the wonderful experience I had as well my other half that joined me.
Aaron W. · September 4, 2014

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