Boston Massachusetts is haunted. Few cities boast such an entanglement with ghosts, the macabre, and the supernatural. The birthplace of Ben Franklin, Edgar Allen Poe, and Leonard Nemoy. When asked about the haunted history of Boston, Poe once said, “only a few inches separate the living from the dead.” In fact, an 1842 article boasted that Boston was “more infested with ghosts than any other part of the United States,” adding that these ghosts were uglier, rowdier, and all-round more horrible than ghosts from any other nation. This Boston Ghost Tour explores the rich history of New England’s ghost stories, using Boston’s Beacon Hill as a backdrop. Not only will we explore this history of the supernatural in Boston, but we’ll learn a bit more about Boston’s identity and history, using the critical lens of ghost stories as a means of better understanding this fascinating city.