New England Curiosities Walking Tours

 
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Explore the legends, lore and stories from New England's cemeteries and burial grounds. Learn stories from many historic homes throughout the northeast. Information on abandoned and forgotten places as well as efforts being made for restoration and renovation of historic artifacts.

Haunted Kittery and York Trolley Tour:
Explore the ghost stories and legendary history of the oldest towns in Maine, York and Kittery with the author of the local bestselling book Haunted York County, Roxie J. Zwicker. Many of the stories on this tour come directly from the locals and their experiences with haunted history. Follow the 11 mile historic train and trolley route that went from Portsmouth to York from 1887 to 1927. This trolley ride will feature historic images displayed on the full color trolley screens throughout the tour.

Sunday Mourning Haunted Trolley Tour:
This is Not Your Average Ghost Tour... Join Roxie Zwicker, published author of three books on New England cemeteries for a unique cemetery soujourn.
Step aboard the trolley for a tour to three of Portsmouth’s most notable cemeteries… During our travels we will discuss and share images of mourning practices that are famous for their dark beauty. Discover antique photos of elaborate mourning costumes, plumed horses drawing lacquered funerary carriages, and countless mourning ephemera housed in museums and private collections. Among Portsmouth’s gardens of stone are the famous and infamous. Sinners and saints. Mayors and madams. Politicians and perfectly ordinary citizens. Each of them has a story to tell…and some of those stories have become legendary.

Haunted York Village:
Explore the ghostly tales and legends of Old York Village, Maine with the author of Haunted York County, Roxie J. Zwicker. Walk in the shadows of 300 years of mysterious history and ghost stories. Spooky tales from the Old Gaol; which served as a prison from 1719 through 1860, which is one of the oldest British Public Buildings in America. On this tour we will discuss fascinating stories from the historic one room schoolhouse, and the colonial tavern. Walk with us through the fabled old York Burial ground, one of the oldest graveyards in Maine. View the captivating carvings of skulls and read the unusual epitaphs while listening to spirited stories. We will even share tales of a local haunted inn, lighthouse and ghost ship.

Spirits of the Past Trolley Tour:
Tour the New Hampshire "ghost coast" on a 90 minute evening trolley ride to some of the most historic and haunted locations in Portsmouth and New Castle. Travel to the intriguing South Meeting House, the Wentworth by the Sea, discover haunted lighthouses and ghost stories from the Isles of Shoals. Learn some of fascinating tales from the South Cemetery.Listen to spooky music, get cozy on the trolley and be ready for a few surprises.

Wicked Haunted Waterfront Tour:
Explore the darker past of Portsmouth on this haunted history tour that steps back into a hidden and almost forgotten past of the city's South End. We will start in one of the oldest Colonial burial grounds in northern New England, dating back to the 1600s. Learn about the resident spirits at the Point of Graves and why they are reaching out from the past into the present.

Shadows and Stones Cemetery Tour:
Cross the veil with us as we explore New Hampshire's oldest Colonial burial ground, the Point of Graves, dating from the late 1600's, with Roxie J. Zwicker, author of the Haunted Cemeteries of New England and the New Hampshire Book of the Dead.

Legends, Ghosts and Graves Tour:
Join acclaimed author, Roxie Zwicker for a special extended ghost tour adventure in the haunted city of Portsmouth! Come along for spirited tales and visit haunted historic locations where ghosts reside in the shadows. Walk through New Hampshire's oldest burial ground, the Point of Graves which dates back to 1671, where stories of strange happenings reach out from the beyond.

Historic Portsmouth Legends and Ghosts Walk:
Join the author of the bestselling book Haunted Portsmouth, Roxie J. Zwicker for an evening walk to some of the most historic and haunted locations in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hear about the Phantom of the Music Hall, strange tunnels and the unusual secrets hiding underneath Portsmouth streets and basements. We'll visit "Haunted Corner" an area with 4 haunted buildings just steps from each other. Come and discover beautiful architecture styles including Federalist, Georgian, Queen Anne Victorian and Italianate designs.

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