New England offers paranormal enthusiasts several haunted outlets and a few eerie ghost tours. The Haunted Pubs of Portsmouth, New Hampshire Walk is a unique tour that offers ghost hunters a piece of history as well as a glimpse into the dark side. So, grab your lantern and join in on one of the most exciting ghostly adventures to hit the eastern seaboard.
The Haunted Pubs of Portsmouth Walk is filled with a jazzed up paranormal atmosphere and detailed with legends and true accounts of past residents who have decided to remain with the living and hang out at their favorite watering holes.
Settled in 1623, the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire ranks high on the list with haunted locations possibly due to the fact that it is home to some of the oldest buildings in the nation. Everything from the library to the cemetery and dark streets has witnessed paranormal activity from the unknown depths of blackened shadows to orbs, ghosts, and apparitions that seem to appear out of nowhere.
Ghost hunting can be an entertaining and educational experience for those who are open to the possibility that not everything in life makes sense. The ghost tour gives those brave souls an up close look at paranormal activity with the benefit of a guide to lead you through the darkest and spookiest areas that a city has to offer.
To the living who have no fear of those unexplained things that go bump in the night, you are invited to take a peek into that world as the expert tour guide leads you from one pub to the next for some of the most hair raising excitement that ghost hunting can offer.
Tales of a colorful past are brought to life with stories about the past ladies of the night and underground tunnels where dark figures creep around late into the night to historical lessons on the deep rich history of the Portsmouth breweries that date back to the Colonial days. The focus is on the many tales of haunted incidences that have taken place on the very streets you are walking and in the taverns you are visiting.
The tour features seven of the most notoriously haunted taverns, pubs and bars that are highlighted along the ghost tour, each offering its own set of stories with sights and sounds from orbs, apparitions, ghosts and other paranormal activity. One particular Irish tavern has become a highlighted event through the years due to the extreme paranormal activity where a mischievous ghost has fun locking the doors and knocking glasses over in an effort to grab your attention.
Deeper connections with the other side are elevated as you walk from pub to pub while catching glimpses along the darkened streets of the many two-hundred year old decorated ladies-of-the-night. These flirtatious ghosts are dressed and ready for a night of partying. Many of these red light district women peer at you through the windows from several of the historical businesses as if watching for the action to come alive while keeping an eye out for the many handsome gentlemen who stroll past their area.
The hard working ladies of the red district lined up along the streets are simply making a living the only way that they know how. To those who are familiar with the area, the overly dressed female ghosts are not a strange sight to patrons who are running from tavern to tavern, but the fact that they appear as living entity's when in reality they are nothing more than high spirited ghosts who disappear as fast as you detect them standing there is a bit unnerving to most that meet their acquaintance.
One of the most popular tours is conducted by the New England Curiosities. They offer several haunted tours throughout Portsmouth that includes the eerie legends, Ghosts and Graves Tour, the Haunted Pubs of Portsmouth Tour, the Historic Portsmouth Legends, and Ghosts Tour and the Shadows and Stones Cemetery Tour, giving paranormal fanatics the inside scoop behind Portsmouth's fascinating tavern history and ghost stories.
Once you are chilled to the bone with ghost sightings and tales from the dark side, you are then invited to join the host in a local establishment for additional stories over "spirited beverages" if you so choose. Food and drinks are not included in the tour price. This is a tour for fearless ghost hunters that meets up in the quaint historic downtown neighborhood at a haunted 200 year old building that is now home to the Blue Mermaid Island Grill, located at 409 The Hill, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The ghost tour takes approximately two hours. Parking: The Hanover Street parking garage is located next to the restaurant. No Walk-Ups. Reservations Only.