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Newport Ghost Tour

Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to find out just how much of Newport’s darker side you can handle. We'll take you to the iconic and haunted historical locations of Newport you’ve always wanted to visit, while offering a hauntingly real experience you’ll never forget.

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Why You Need to Take Our Newport Ghost Tour

If you’re looking for a bone-chilling, fun, and memorable ghost tour in Newport, look no further! Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable, expert local guide who knows all about the true history and unexplained ghost encounters in Newport. Don’t be surprised if you’re told blood-curdling accounts of real life encounters from other tourists, guests, and the local tour guide!

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Five Stars

Great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable!

05.16.24
Lynn Petrushkewich
 

Five Stars

Joel was an amazing guide . He filled the evening with tales and history of Newport. The tour was perfectly timed and informative. We loved it.

04.28.24
MIMI grandma
 

Five Stars

Danielle was awesome! It was a chilly and slightly rainy evening, but she was a trooper and throughly entertained us!

04.18.24
Susan Faria
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Why is Newport So Haunted?

The port city of Newport, Rhode Island, has one of the creepiest historical legacies in the country. Known for its miles of sandy beaches, breathtaking cliff walks, and historical mansions of the Vanderbilts, the real foundations of Newport were built amidst a dark reality of disease, death, and despair.  Mists that fail to evaporate appear unexpectedly, with apparitions and sightings of forsaken ghost ships breaking through the midnight fog.  

 

Historic mansions, quaint abodes, and stunning seaside vistas serve as the backdrop for this hugely popular coastal town, but just like the unexplained mists, they also mask a horrific history that has solidified Newport’s reputation as an otherworldly hotspot.

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Known by locals as the oldest neighborhood in the city, Easton’s Point can boast the terrifying title of being the site for the largest public mass execution in the history of America, dating back to 1673. Following their untimely demise, their rotting, tarred bodies were left dangling through the entire steamy summer.  Unfortunately, the unforeseen consequences of these actions opened the gates of the land of the living to the poor souls of those same pirates whose bodies were never given a proper burial, thus ensuring that they would haunt the city for all time.

Hear these terrifying tales and more on a night-time excursion to the city’s most haunted locations when you join an unforgettable Newport ghost tour.



Why should you tour with us?

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You're ready for a unique adventures

This sleepy summer town can make you feel like you’re in a Nancy Meyers movie without any of the action. Our Newport ghost tour is the perfect addition to spice up your night and have an adventure unlike any other. You’ll gain insight into mysterious deaths, wars, gruesome pirates, and so much more. If that isn’t movie worthy, we don’t know what is! 

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You want to make it an unforgettable date night

Sure, wine and sunsets on the beach are a given. But by the fifth night of watching the sun disappear into the horizon, you and your partner will be ready to get out and do something different. This tour is perfect for any couple ready to switch up their usual routine for a fun, interactive night that will send chills down both your spines. 

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The weather won't allow for sailing

We get you want to spend your time in the sailing capital of the world on a vessel. However, when the wind dies down out on the water, you’ll be sure to feel it down the back of your neck on this tour. Get ready to spend your night surrounded by the haunted waters that hold years of dark, twisted history. 

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You want to get to know the real Newport

There’s no better way to experience a city than walking. That’s why this guided tour will take you through the most haunted spots in Newport and share the shocking history that accompanies it. This City by the Sea carries incredible history from America’s founding that is embedded to the hauntings that are still experienced today. Join us to learn the horrifying traits that make up this idyllic town. 

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You're intrigued by ghosts

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, this bone-chilling tour is perfect for anyone who has ever questioned the paranormal world. We won’t try to convert you into an avid Ghost Hunter, but we will share the facts and history that make up this town. Newport is a city full of bloodshed, disappearances, and tragedy. Get ready for a night of grisly events…some explained, others without any explanation. 

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You've eaten all the seafood you can eat

Newport has an exquisite culinary array of seafood. However, you can only take in so much lobster and clam chowder before it’s time to let your stomach settle. This walking tour is the perfect evening activity to step outside and experience a new kind of unsettlement…One that doesn’t cost you calories. Join us for a night of horror as we explore the bewildering past of this City by the Sea.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN NEWPORT, RI

Newport Tower "The Stone Mill"

An architectural piece of art with a mysterious origin, so much so that its exact date of its inception is unknown. It’s believed it was built by the Norse and Vikings between the 12th and 15th centuries. What’s known for sure is voices and screams can be heard from inside the structure.

White Horse Tavern

The oldest tavern in the country. The 10th oldest tavern in the world. The only place in the world where a murder conviction occured thanks to a ghost’s testimony. The history and hauntings are plentiful at The White Horse Tavern with reported sightings going back as far as 1702.

Old Colony House

Newport is a place where each building holds a more significant spot in history than the last, but none come quite as close as the Old Colony House. The building served as one of Rhode Island’s State Houses until 1901 and bore witness to the birth of the nation. The history is deep, dark, and ominous here… and so are the spirits of soldiers past that are commonly sighted at this historically haunted location.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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