Fall in Boston is one of the most beautiful, and spookiest, times of year! It’s absolutely one of the best places to celebrate Halloween in the whole country, with our long history of sordid and interesting tales strewn through the old cobblestone streets.
I’m really starting to get into the Halloween spirit! Can you feel it?
Here are 5 of the best ways to celebrate Halloween in Boston!
Best Halloween Spot in Outside of Boston: Salem in October
One of the most infamous Halloween activities is actually just north of Boston in Salem. You can take a day trip there, or stay to explore this historic witch haven. On top of the already interesting Witch Museum, shops, cemeteries and so much to explore, they have special haunted and ghostly happenings all October long. Visit a haunted house, go to a seance, themed carnival, or take a tour of the town and all its historical significance. It’s a quaint and beautiful town with a heaping dose of spookiness to stir up your Halloween spirit.
Best Walking Ghost Tour in Boston: Spirits of Charlestown Haunted Historical Ghost Tours
This is the tour I lead every Friday & Saturday night in October, starting this week! It’s a fun and fascinating tour through the gaslighted streets of Charlestown. We stop at 5 different historical sites along the way, where I’ll share what happened at each of them along the lead up to the Battle of Bunker Hill.
We end at Warren Tavern, where I personally have conducted four paranormal investigations. These included the use of specialized equipment and devices between 1:30-7am, to measure the energy and presence of spirit, as well as interviews with the manager and staff. I have some interesting evidence and tales to share with you, while you sip your Sam Adams!
Boston’s North End Graveyard Tour for Halloween: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
This tour takes you by trolley ride and by foot through some of the city’s scariest sites, from the North End tunnels and the Boston Harbor. A “grave digger” guides you with tales of the haunted history, including the notorious Lady in Black. You’ll also visit two of Boston’s most chilling and oldest graveyards, accompanied by tales of the people laid to rest there. It’s a scary, fun way to spend an autumn evening!
Best Boston Neighborhood for Halloween Decorations: Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill is home to some of the most historic homes in the city, and they are on display this time of year with lavish Halloween and autumn themed decorations. It’s the perfect way to celebrate an October evening, if you’re looking for something a little less spooky. Just strolling through the neighborhood is an experience in itself- start on Chestnut or Mt Vernon Street. There are also tours offered in this neighborhood which guide you through its famous cobblestone lanes to find the most photo-worthy attractions, and hear about famous and interesting residents along the way. Come in costume!
Best Family-Friendly Halloween Fun in Boston: Fall Pumpkin Float
The annual fall pumpkin float is one of the best family friendly ways to spend a chilly October evening. Put on your costumes and head to the Boston Common Frog Pond with a small carved pumpkin on Oct 20th between 5-8pm. Everyone’s creations will be illuminated and set to float in the pond! Warm up with some scarves and hot cocoa as you watch hundreds of jack-o-lanterns lit up and dancing atop the water as the sun goes down, and enjoy other fun free activities including magicians, mazes, music and more!
Book your Spot for the Spirits of Charlestown Tour Today!
Tickets go fast for my tour, which happens every Friday and Saturday night in October! Charlestown is one of the most historic and spookiest towns in the US, and leading this tour is truly one of my favorite things to do! If you’re interested in hearing about the haunted history around City Square Park, The Three Cranes Tavern, John Harvard Mall, the Bunker Hill Monument & Warren Tavern, join us for a night you certainly won’t forget! CLICK HERE for more information about the tour and to get your tickets. We start this Friday- I hope to see you there!