On this 90 minute historical walking tour, you'll:
- Relive Plymouth's haunted history as we visit haunted alleyways, unmarked burial sites, and investigate local legends throughout the tour.
- Discover legendary Burial Hill and hear the stories of famous Americans like colonial governor William Bradford, original pilgrim settler John Howland, and Revolutionary War hero James Warren.
- Learn about Plymouth's most famous shipwreck from the Revolutionary War and its connection to the notorious traitor, Benedict Arnold. Was his treachery really the cause of the ship's demise?
- Experience the site where the infamous Wampanoag Indian Chief Metacomet, also known as King Philip, had his decapitated head mounted in the village for almost 27 years after the bloody end of King Phillip's War in 1676.
Don't forget to bring your own flash camera to attempt to capture spirit images!
- Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
- Tickets should be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa or Mastercard.
- If a tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
- We do not provide a waiting list. If a date is sold out, there is always a chance that we will add an additional tour. Please contact us by clicking the "Contact LanternTours" link to let us know what date you are interested in.
- Is the tour appropriate for young children?
- We recommend the tour for ages 10 and above, but many younger children have taken the tour and enjoyed it very much.
- How much walking is involved?
- The route is about a mile long. We walk at a very leisurely pace. There are benches along the way if you need to rest. Please alert the guide if you need to stop!
- Can I book a group tour at a discount?
- Yes- Groups of 10 or more are automatically discounted by the Zerve System. Please call regarding groups of more that 100 people.
- Is the tour wheelchair- and/or stroller-accessible?
- Yes. We welcome wheelchairs and strollers on our tours. You do not need to contact us in advance to take the tour from a wheelchair or with a stroller.
- What happens if it rains or snows?
- The tours are held rain or shine. We will be outdoors for the entire tour. You should dress appropriately for the day's weather conditions.
- May I bring my dog on the tour?
- You can bring your dog on the tour. We only ask that you leash your dog and stay to the rear of the group.
- Does this tour have anything to offer a native of the area?
- Yes. Many locals have attended our tours and have been amazed at how many myths and legends they were not aware about, even in their own back yard!
- Has anyone ever seen a ghost on your tour?
- Yes! Many of our guests have experienced supernatural forces while on the tour. Psychics who have attended our tour have verified the presence of some of the spirits we describe.
- Can I buy one of the lanterns used on the tour?
- Yes. These lanterns are hand-crafted replicas of 17th century lanterns. They retail for $48, but you may purchase a used one from our tours for $40, tax included.
- Is there a discount for AAA and senior citizens?
- Yes, our $12 rate applies to AAA members and senior citizens.
- Must I buy a ticket for a very young child?
- Children five and under may attend the tour for free. Children six to sixteen may attend with a discounted child ticket.
Colonial Lantern Tours, Inc.
As lifelong residents of Plymouth, our ghost and legends tours are based on macabre events in Plymouth's historical past, on first hand accounts of paranormal activity from local residents, or from actual events which occured during our tours themselves.
Our tours have been featured coast to coast in publications from The Western Morning News to The Los Angeles Times, and are completely factual. You've never encounter any gadgets, gimicks or urban legends on a Colonial Lantern Tour!
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