New England Curiosities
Legendary Tours and Events
"New England's Scary Godmother, Roxie Zwicker." - The Boston Herald
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Tales of folklore, ghosts and mysterious history with author and historian Roxie Zwicker. New Hampshire's longest running and original ghost tour! We do accommodate private tours whenever possible, just ask!
Roxie has been entertaining the locals, visitors from away and curious souls since with her unique stories since 1994. New England Curiosities has been offering tours and special haunted events since 2002. Highly respected and thoroughly entertaining, you'll be talking about your experience for months to come. So join us and experience why we've been featured in the Boston Herald and the New York Times. Our TV appearances include New Hampshire Chronicle, The History Channel and the Travel Channel!
Tours sell out quickly! Advance purchase highly recommended!
We are offering special events and lectures in addition to our regular tours for the month of October. We hope you'll join us! Plus, for the month of October our homebase will be the magical and curious shop of Deadwicks Ethereal Emporium located at 19 Sheafe Street in Portsmouth. Make sure you allow enough time to visit and bring your magical shopping list!
Roxie is also the producer and hostess of Healing Spirit and Beyond on Blogtalk Radio. Ghost stories, spirit communication and living a magical life! Listen to archived shows below.
Check Out Spirituality Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with RoxieZw
Massachusetts Book of the Dead - Graveyard Legends and Lore from the Bay State. Massachusetts's historic graveyards are the final resting places for tales of the strange and supernatural. From Newburyport to Truro, these graveyards often frighten the living, but the dead who rest within them have stories to share with the world they left behind. While Giles Corey is said to haunt the Howard Street Cemetery in Salem, cursing those involved in the infamous witch trials, visitors to the Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain enjoy an arboretum and a burial ground with Victorian-era memorials. One of the oldest cemeteries in Massachusetts, Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, has been the final resting place for residents for nearly 375 years. Author Roxie Zwicker tours the Bay State's oldest burial grounds, exploring the stones, stories and supernatural lore of these hallowed places.
New Hampshire Book of the Dead - Graveyard Legends and Lore from the Granite State. New Hampshire's historic graveyards, from Portsmouth to North Conway, have bizarre and eerie stories to offer their visitors. Graveyards often invoke fear and superstition among the living, but the dead who rest within them may have more to communicate to the world they left behind. The sands of Pine Grove Cemetery in Hampton once concealed the tombstone of Susanna Smith, but now its message--which reads simply "Slaine with thunder"--and her story have risen from beneath the soil. The Point of Graves Cemetery in Portsmouth is home to the spirit of Elizabeth Pierce, who beckons departing guests back to her grave. Along the state's southern border in Jaffrey, tombstones at Philips-Heil Cemetery caution the living to cherish life. Author Roxie Zwicker tours the Granite State's oldest burial grounds, exploring the stones, stories and folklore of these hallowed places.
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Stories have been meticulously researched investigated and documented through many local resources to find historic tales that should be told, dating back to the Colonial days in New England. New England's cities and towns have stories to tell; now here's your chance to hear them while walking these historic roads and paths.
If you're interested in history, period architecture, and local legends, these tours capture it all. We've dusted off some great stories and we've interviewed the locals to put together our memorable walks. Some of our stories haven't been told before or written about in books and come from local business owners and local residents who have relayed their first hand stories and experiences. In addition, we've conducted investigations with nationally known psychics and paranormal investigators and found amazing results.
Take a journey through New England's ghostly haunts with Roxie in the pages of her books. Haunted Pubs of New England - Shares spirited tales from some of New England's oldest taverns. Haunted Portsmouth - Spirits and Shadows of the Past takes readers on a tour of the city's back alleys and docksides filled with lingering whispers and memories of generations long dead. Haunted Portland - from Pirates to Ghost Brides includes chilling tales of creepy graveyards, haunted lighthouses, ghost ships and more.
The Haunted Cemeteries of New England - Stories, Stones and Superstitions. Tales from some of New England's most fascinating and hidden burial grounds. The book also unearths many of the unusual superstitions, epitaphs, and burial customs of Old New England. Step into the outdoor museums of stone - and visit with the dead - you may find that you won't want to leave.
Books are available at most major booksellers, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Books are also available at Pickwicks Mercantile, 64 State St., Portsmouth, NH.