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Irish Famine Memorial

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Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of downtown Boston, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

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Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Tours begin May 1st, 2015. Online reservation required. Must use promotional value in first visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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

Though the tour covers the spine-chilling activities usually associated with ghosts, there’s also a focus on history and literature. Guides recount the area’s history, peppered with lore of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Provincetown Paracon

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.

On May 12-14, join “Paranormal Provincetown” author Sam Baltrusis for a three-day paranormal experience at the allegedly haunted Provincetown Inn. Baltrusis has assembled a motley crew of paranormal A-listers including Provincetown’s own Adam Berry from TLC’s “Kindred Spirits,” “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Hunters Academy.” Berry will be joined with Amy Bruni, his fellow investigator from “Ghost Hunters” and on-air partner from “Kindred Spirits.”

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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    Irish Famine Memorial

    20 School St.

    Boston, MA 02108

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