I'm finally getting a chance to write a review of the Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern tour. I think that this is Bostons best ghost tour. I have been on three ghost tours with different companies in the city (I have lived in Boston for 5 years and am a huge history and ghost fan).
- This tour gives you all the really interesting stories about haunted Boston, but also mixes in a lot of history, which the other tours don't. You get to see the historic sites and learn about them (Boston massacre, tea party, etc) as WELL as hear the ghost stuff. If you are a tourist this is great, because you are essentially getting the Boston walking history tour plus a ghost tour in one.
- The price is right. This is one of the cheaper tours, and there are usually deals on Groupon. If you dont have a Groupon maybe call them and ask if they offer the Groupon price? I have no idea if they honor it but they might.
- The other ghost tour where you take the trolly is very theatrical. However it is very expensive, and (as a history buff) I noticed that a TON of the stuff they say is incorrect, and not true. They are more of an urban legend tour. I'm interested in hearing the REAL stuff.
- Its a great length of time. Not too long, but not too short.
- This IS a walking tour, which I like best. Because you even get to go INSIDE the haunted hotel, your not on a bus being pointed to things out the window like the duck tours. It just seems more authentic being able to actually see, feel, hear and step into these places. You can seriously feel the history. They are also accomodating and will find you a bathroom if you need. As someone with 2 kids, this really helped. One of the other Boston ghost tours I was on would not stop, even when I explained that my 8 year old son needed to use a restroom. I was told go if we want, but we'd have to try to catch up because they couldn't wait.
- The meetup in Fanuiel Hall / Quincy Market. This is great if you want to get a bite to eat, or grab a few beers befor eor after, because you are right in the center of things surrounded by tons of restaurants and shopping places.
- They operate year round...have tours in the fall, winter, spring summer. the other tour companies are seasonal, so i think its pretty cool that we were able to go on a tour in January when all the other places were closed, and the groups were smaller- it was almost a private tour, only 2 other people. Got to ask a lot of questions and got extra time.
PS: A couple of the other reviews posted about the wrong tour (you can tell by the pictures). That's the other tour company.
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