Cambridge Historical Tours, Harvard Square’s new and most popular tour company, is offering guests to Harvard Square an opportunity to explore the sinister side of the nation’s oldest University with the “Haunted Harvard” walking tour, just in time for the Halloween season. The inaugural tour will be on August 30th starting at 7:30 at night, and tours will run every Thursday-Sunday leaving from just in front of the Harvard Coop in Harvard Square. Led by a lantern-wielding, ghoulish guide, tours will introduce guests to the saddest and sweetest ghost stories Harvard has to offer, and shock them with gruesome and gory tales of murder, mayhem, corpse robbing and pranks gone horribly awry. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Ask the citizens of Cambridge about ghosts and hauntings and you’ll probably get a blank look or even a scoff of derision; Cantabridgians have little time to waste on frivolity…unless you’re in Harvard Square. The locals in Harvard know that behind every Crimson corner lies a dark secret. Stories of gruesome murders, dismemberments and other things that go bump in the night permeate the streets and campus. Harvard professors have been know to explore the shadowy recesses of the yard, some even after death.
“By the time it’s over, you’ll probably be more scared of the living than the dead,” says Company Manager Chris Schultz. “The tour is a chilling anthology of macabre and frightening stories along with some of the most amusing encounters with the supernatural that you are likely to hear about anywhere.”
To celebrate the Grand Opening of the Haunted Harvard Tour, Cambridge Historical Tours is offering a Buy-One-Get-One-Free promotion for the month of September. Tickets are $15 for adults before the promotion and children under 12 are free (must be accompanied by a living adult). Visit www.hauntedharvard.org for more details.
Tours begin at 7:30 pm outside the Harvard Coop, Thursday – Sunday starting August 30th.
Tickets available online at www.hauntedharvard.org.
Adults are $15, children over 7 are $10.
For the month of September, tickets are Buy-One-Get-One-Free for adults, and children under 12 are free (with an adult).
Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Private and group tours are available.
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