It is our intention to keep you very busy with official events, but we understand that part of our culture is the desire to strike out and explore the darkness of a new haunt on one's own. Here is a list of suggestions of where to start:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: If you'd like to take in some culture, the Gardner Museum is an especially charming and unique repository of fine art.
Harvard Museum of Natural History: This features an exquisite glass flower exhibit, for those who love offbeat beauty.
Warren Anatomical Museum: Home to a vast collection of anatomical & pathological specimens.
Boston Athenæum: The Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It houses highwayman James Allen's memoir, bound in his own skin. We believe a private tour must be scheduled to view this item - contact us if you want to organize it as an official outing!
Boston Lights: Take a harbor cruise that includes the first lighthouse in America, said to be haunted.
Museum of Science: A bastion of rationality in a world of madness - its exhibits are also wonderful for kids.
Bell & Bones Tour: King's Chapel in downtown Boston offers a tour of their 18th century crypt and bell tower. Learn about burial practices and see the 1816 Revere bell.
Edward Gorey House: The Gorey House is located in Yarmouth Port, about an hour and half drive from Boston on the Cape.
Salem: Take a trip through witch trial history and modern mysticism up in Salem, a 45-minute drive to the north!
Providence: We are also an hour north of Providence, where H.P. Lovecraft's house, grave, and other haunts are located, if you'd like an alternative day trip!
Of course, Boston is a perennial tourist destination:
Black Heritage Trail: Similar to the Freedom Trail, the Black Heritage Trail winds through the Beacon Hill neighborhood stopping at significant sites in local black history.
Boston Children's Museum: If you've brought your baby bats with you, the Boston Children's Museum is a real treat!
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum: Go visit the ships and museum (separate from our own Tea Party!)