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Beacon Hill with a BOO!

For more than 30 years, this tour has been part of any great Halloween celebration in Boston.

lit pumpkins in the dark

Tour Description

Join Boston By Foot for our most popular event of the year! For more than 30 years, this tour has been part of any great Halloween celebration in Boston.

There is no better place than Beacon Hill to walk to the dark side on All Hallow’s Eve. On the Boo! tour, you will hear stories that shed a new light on this quiet residential neighborhood. Murder and mayhem lurk just below the surface.

Beacon Hill transforms itself for Halloween with elaborate decorations and hoards of trick or treaters in costumes. If you have not seen Beacon Hill on Halloween, you are missing out!

The Boo! tour highlights the Hill’s dark legacy of mystery and murder. Visit the home of the infamous Dr. George Parkman and learn what happened to his dismembered body. Learn the names and stories of Boston women hung for witchcraft. The true and morbid tales include those of serial killers, apparitions of ministers and murderers who walk in their sleep.

Our guides will take you through dark alleys and show you Beacon Hill as you have never experienced it before.

Tour Information

tour duration
DURATION

90 minutes

tour distance
DISTANCE

0.94 mile

tour terrain level 3
TERRAIN

likely uneven surfaces and significant inclines

Public Tour Calendar

Private Tours

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

Starting Location

Meet your guide at the entrance to Boston Common, in front of the Park Street MBTA station, at the intersection of Park Street and Tremont Street.

Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Park Street (Red & Green Lines)

Ending Location

This tour ends in the general area of 8 Walnut Street.

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Park Street (Red & Green Lines)

“Our tour guide was great! Very knowledgeable, informative, great sense of humor. Her enthusiasm for the history of this period was contagious. I will definitely recommend this tour to visitors to Boston.”
— San Francisco, CA