Maine Tours & Adventures


York Village Shadows of the Past Tour

Listed as one of Maine Living Magazine's Top Ten Things to do in 2009!

Join the author of Haunted York County and encounter legends, lore, history and ghostly stories in one of the Seacoast's most quaint villages. Over 300 years of history will surround our guests on this tour. Stand in the ominous shadow of the Old Gaol: which served as a prison from 1719 through 1860 and hear intriguing tales about the old dungeon rooms and the prisoners. Find out the unusual meaning of "Kick the Beam".

A visit to the 17th century old York Burial Ground (one of the oldest graveyards in Maine) reveals incredible stone carvings of ancient skulls and angels as well as tales of shadow people and strange superstitions . We'll tell you why ghostly voices are heard along the local river! Looking for a ghostly inn to spend the night? We can tell you where to find it and who is haunting it. Plus guests will hear haunted tales from the local lighthouses and even a ghost ship. The tour is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.

$12.00 for adults and $10.00 for children.

2013 Tour Dates

Saturday, July 7th at 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 21st at 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 4th at 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 18th at 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 1st at 7:00 pm

We are always accepting reservations for private group tours, just contact us for more information via email with your needs.

This tour meets in front of the York Town Hall, located on 186 York St., York Village, Maine.

Our tour guests call this tour, "Creepy!" - "Like the setting from a Stephen King movie!" - "I'll be awake all night!"


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Haunted Maine Presentation and Virtual Tour

An hour and a half presentation including tales of restless spirits in seemingly tranquil summer cottages, specters watching for phantom ships from a sea captain's mansion these are among the ghostly residents of the "Pine Tree State". The harshly beautiful coastline has a long history of storm, revolution and violence that seems to lure deceased residents from the ether. From the otherworldly mariners in the Boon Island Lighthouse to the terrifying cells of Old Gaol, America's oldest prison, an abundance of mysteries reflects the region's turbulent past. Join Roxie J. Zwicker, haunted history author and owner of New England Curiosities tours, as she delves into the chilling secrets and ghostly lore of Maine. From Portland, Maine haunts to Bar Harbor mysteries - you'll also hear the history behind the stories.

We bring the tour to you, through beautiful photography, historic photos and your hostess is the author of 5 books on New England's haunted history. Perfect for schools, libraries, fundraising events and unique dinner entertainment! We are fully equipped for a presentation you and your group won't soon forget!

Email us for pricing and your date requirements. Be sure to book early for October. Discounts available for schools and non-profit organizations.




New England Curiosities Walking Tours
c/o Roxie Zwicker
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0765 
phone: 603-343-7977       email: