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A Lifetime of Collecting New England Ghost Stories and Folklore - Over 20 Years of Sharing it!

News & Media

“One of the Top Ten Ghost Tours in America” – Fox News

“Top 50 Things to do in the USA for October” – HGTV.

“Top 5 Haunted Happenings in the state of New Hampshire” – New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism.

“One of the three best alternatives to visiting Salem, Massachusetts” – The Boston Globe.

“New England’s Scary Godmother” – Boston Herald.

“Maine Mystery Maven” – York Independent.

Roxie Zwicker has been entertaining the locals, visitors from away and curious souls since with her unique ghost stories since 1994. Her company New England Curiosities, located in Portsmouth, NH has been offering tours, spooky trolley rides and special haunted events since 2002 and are consistently on top of the nation’s travel and tourism lists.  Featured on “Psychic History” on the History Channel and “Destination America” on the Travel Channel.  Roxie is the author of 8 locally best selling books on New England’s ghost stories and folklore.  In addition to running a successful ghost tour company, Roxie travels throughout the northeast doing countless speaking engagements on haunted history as well as a consultant for haunted attractions.  Having worked with the Mount Washington Hotel, the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, the Cliff House, the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts and many others, Roxie is a well known expert in the field. Roxie has co-hosted the Portsmouth Holiday Parade since 2016, and she will be co-hosting the Portsmouth 400 parade in June 2023. She is an accomplished television and short film producer and writer, her film the Woodland Alchemy, won several film festival awards and was nominated for an Emmy award in 2018.

Roxie can also be found helping others discover the many mysteries within the field of Spirituality. Roxie’s deep love of the natural world and committed mission to guide others not only through the stories of others, but to find and express the magical story within themselves.  Through Roxie’s own spiritual growth that has propelled her forward into a unconventional, yet creative and empowered life she lives her magic every day and believes that each person can find an amazing life by opening up to the wonders within.  Roxie is a USUI Reiki II Certified Practitioner, tarot card reader, metaphysical teacher and speaker and she has taught at Templefest, the Magickal Marketplace and at many shops and events throughout New England since 2005.  Be sure to check out the special events and workshop pages for the opportunity to connect and learn more!

Featured in the Portsmouth Herald, Fosters Daily Democrat, the New York Times, the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, the Union Leader, the Hippo, the Portland Phoenix, the Cape Cod Times, South Portland Sentinel, Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun Journal and dozens of newspapers.

Also featured in Better Homes and Gardens,  Seacoast Living Magazine, Portland Magazine, Portsmouth Magazine, Coastal Home Magazine, Yankee Magazine, AAA Magazine and many other national magazines.

Radio Shows & More

Roxie is the hostess and creator of Wicked Curious Radio podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and Buzzsprout. Click Here to explore the Wicked Curious Radio archive and information page.

New Hampshire Chronicle, the History Channel, the Travel Channel, WMUR News 9 and  New England Cable News (NECN)  have filmed feature segments or shows with New England Curiosities.

Ways to get involved and go behind the scenes of New England Curiosities

“I want to share my creative projects with you!  Over 20 years ago I began New England Curiosities, a tour and event company based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and it’s given me the opportunity to connect with so many people from down the street to around the world.  For the past 15 years I’ve been serving the seacoast New Hampshire community as a metaphysical instructor and reader.  One of the things on my path that I’ve committed to are to share New England’s legendary stories from and with curious folks.  I know that community is powerful and we can create so much together.”

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Past Lectures & Events

Schools & Historical Societies

Old Berwick Historical Society

Hampton, NH Historical Society

Waltham, MA Historical Society

Sanford, ME Historical Society

Lakes Region, NH Historical Society

Bridgewater, MA Historical Society

Retired Maine School Teachers

Retired New Hampshire School Teachers

Kittery, Maine Adult Education

The University of Maine

Johnson State College, VT

Rundlett Middle School, Concord, NH

The University of New Hampshire

Libraries & Civic Groups

Kiwanis New England

Portsmouth, NH Rotary Club

Seacoast, NH Rotary Club

Toastmasters International, Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Manchester, NH Public Library

Londonderry, NH Public Library

New London, NH Public Library

Rochester, NH Public Library

Hampstead, NH Public Library

Plaistow, NH Public Library

Litchfield, NH Public Library

Claremont, NH Public Library

Gilford, NH Public Library

Chester, NH Public Library

Lee, NH Public Library

Old Orchard Beach, ME Public Library

Tewksbury, MA Public Library

Peabody, MA Public Library

Hamilton-Wenham, MA Public Library

Rowley, MA Public Library

Burlington, MA Public Library

Coventry, RI Public Library

Greene, RI Public Library

Newton, NH Town Hall

Revere Beach Partnership

Danversport, MA Yacht Club

Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH

Star Island Corporation, Rye, NH

New England Association for Gravestone Studies

Cape Cod Council on Aging

The Girl Scouts of New Hampshire


Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine

Newburyport, MA Maritime Museum

Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

Companies, Theaters & Industry Shows

Players Ring, Portsmouth, NH

Seacoast Reperatory Theater, Portsmouth, NH

Music Hall Loft, Portsmouth, NH

Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, NH

Theater in the Wood, Intervale, NH

Strand Theater, Dover, NH

Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Company, NH

M/S Mount Washington, Lake Winnipesaukee

National Haunters Convention, Oakes, PA

NEIBA – New England Independent Booksellers, Providence, RI

Spirit Quest – Groveland, MA

Magical Marketplace – Nashua, NH

Celebrate Samhain – Peterborough, NH

Southern New England Paracon – Fall River, MA

Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA

Greater New England UFO Conference (Keynote Speaker), Leominster, MA

Stonyfield Farm Yogurt had this to say about their company outing with us: “Thanks for a great tour! It was definitely our most memorable activity to date.”

New Hampshire Business Review Raves…

“Whenever I have the opportunity to learn something new and have fun doing it I’m happy. Add to it good food and great spirits … well, it just doesn’t get any better. With nearly 400 years of history and a beer-brewing legacy that dates back to Colonial times, Portsmouth provides the perfect backdrop to embrace all of the above, and Roxie Zwicker, founder of New England Curiosities Walking Tours, is just the guide to bring it all together.”

Portsmouth Magazine Says…

“Roxie Zwicker… Storyteller Extraordinaire…. Will guide you on incredible tours.”

Guest Feedback for a Private Tea Party

“Thank you so much for all you did for making Lauryn’s Sweet 16 a beautiful and yummy experience!! Your tea service program is first rate, and we would highly recommend you to anyone and everyone. “

Guest Feedback for The Wicked Haunted Waterfront Tour….

“Roxie knows her history! My sister recommended I take Roxie’s tour. I’ve done a few ghost tours around Boston, and they’ve all been a little disappointing – too much focus on the spook factor. So I admittedly purchased these tickets with trepidation. Man, was I blown away! Roxie knows SO MUCH about the history of Portsmouth. It’s so great that she’s partnered with other local heritage organizations to really make her tours well rounded and fleshed out. It’s very clear that she knows how to make these partnerships and nurture them. As a historian, I really appreciated how well researched and dedicated to her craft Roxie is. I’m recommending her to all of my friends and can’t wait to take another one of her tours!”