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North America: Boston, U.S.A.

Boston: Ghosts and Gravestones

by Tom McGovern

There is a dark side of Boston-come experience it, if you dare…

Come join us as we take a trip through the under-belly of one of the most treasured cities in the world – Boston, MA. The city is distinguished for its role in the American Revolution, and moreover has three of the oldest cemeteries in the country right in the heart of downtown. This destination is so inherently geared to its bloody past (and its ghosts) that it is rendered a ghoulish goldmine.

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Come board the Trolley of the Doomed

Dare board this tram and experience Boston, as you never would anticipate. You’ll hear tales of murder, violence and mayhem that the city government has tried to keep clandestine. The story of Jane Toppin will send chills up anyone’s spine upon hearing it. Born Honora Kelly in 1857 she wanted to kill more people than any other man or woman who ever lived. Hear the tale of this mentally disturbed women and her family (her father is reported to have sewn his eyelids shut in a moment of madness).

… And why are there thousands of bodies buried beneath Boston Common? Hear of the Great Molasses Flood that occurred in 1919 and why on hot summer days you can smell the aroma of this sticky substance throughout the city.

Visit with us two cemeteries that contains the bodies of prominent Americans

The Copps Hill Burial Ground as well as the King Chapel Cemetery are two of the oldest cemeteries in New England. Walk these hollowed grounds and you get the feeling that these men and women buried here still roam the region. Plus, you will discover why men like Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and many more may not be in their rightful resting place.

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So come journey with us as we travel into the macabre and supernatural. Board the Trolley of the Doomed, located just outside the Long Wharf Hotel (296 State Street). Book at www.ghostsandgravestones.com/boston or call (617) 269-3626. Due to the nature and content of this tour children under 6 will not be allowed onboard. Children under 13 must also be seated with an adult.

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Our cast of gravediggers is waiting to escort you to your worst nightmare. See you onboard… if you dare.