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Providence Ghost Tour

Are you ready to uncover the hauntings of Rhode Island’s historic capital on a ghost tour of Providence? Prepare to unveil the sinister side of this forsaken colonial settlement with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

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Why You Need to Take Our Providence Ghost Tour

Join a Providence ghost tour by Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to discover just how deep the darkness in Providence goes! We offer meticulously researched and authentic stories of haunted locations on our ghost tour experiences all over America! Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours will lead you on a hunt for the most iconic and haunted historical locations of Providence you’ve always dreamed of seeing, while offering a frighteningly real experience you’ll always remember.

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Five Stars

Took my wife for her birthday on the tour. Awesome time and great host. Had a blast.

06.17.24
Steven Ciocci
 

Five Stars

I loved the experience

06.16.24
Stephanie
 

Five Stars

Tour guide Nicole was knowledgeable, nice and a blast! Gave many opportunities for photos, chances to ask questions and explained things well!

06.16.24
John Goodwin
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Tickets Start At $26

GHOSTS OF PROVIDENCE TOUR

Get ready to uncover the hauntings of Rhode Island's historic capital on a ghost tour of Providence

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial Park at: Memorial Park, S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Tour TimeTour Times: 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

PROVIDENCE MOB WALKING TOUR

Explore Federal Hill's Mob history and Atwells Avenue's notorious past. Join us on this mile-and-a-half journey through the city's dark legacy and vibrant present.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Under the La Pigna Archway at 116 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

Tour TimeTour Times: 3PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Providence So Haunted?

UNCOVER PROVIDENCE’S TORTURED PAST AND TORMENTED PRESENT

Known s a bastion of “Hope”, the original motto of Rhode Island, the settlers of the colony founded the Providence Plantations to escape from religious persecution and find a place where they could worship freely, away from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Tragically, the beacon of light transformed into a black hole, eventually becoming a gateway for otherworldly visitors, shocking hauntings, and numerous accounts of the unexplained.  The pull of darkness was so intense that it began to attract, like an evil magnet, the world’s most famous horror writers who were destined for notoriety because of their unusual obsession with the morbid and the macabre.  Even these giants of horror were finally doomed to lives of torment and torture due to their fixation on all things supernatural.

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THE DARK SIDE OF A COLONIAL CITY WITH A FORSAKEN HISTORY AND A TERRIFYING FUTURE

Dive into the disturbingly darker side of the history of Providence to discover the reasons former infamous residents such as Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker, and H.P. Lovecraft searched and found ghostly inspirations for terrifying tales in the town’s tormented buildings and alleyways.

Trek cautiously down the sordid streets of this colonial city and attempt to encounter the ghosts of soldiers in Revolutionary war uniforms whose dearly departed souls haunt Brown College’s University Hall.  Find out firsthand what it feels like to come face-to-face with terrifying hauntings that have plagued Providence locals and visitors for centuries.

Used as an emergency hospital to treat soldiers during the Revolutionary War, the echoes of pain, dying, and death have soaked into the very foundations of Brown College’s University Hall. Hundreds of years later,  reports of strange smelling scents wafting from the hall are documented by students and staff.  These are speculated to be the stench of dead, decaying bodies, that historians recount were left behind when countless soldiers tragically met their bitter ends on the very grounds of the University Hall.  Appearances of an apparition resembling a long-dead revolutionary soldier create quite a bone-chilling disturbance when its sightings are quickly passed along and transformed from rumor into fact as countless students tell the tale of spotting it in one of the building’s windows. Even more terrifying are the sporadic, but well-documented account of spirits of soldiers roaming the halls.

Join us and experience firsthand the unspeakable horrors that plague the site of this former makeshift hospital, and dive into the eerie history of this historic building..

Why should you tour with us?

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You're an H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe super fan

Prominent horror novelists and masters of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, both lived in Providence at one point, making this the perfect destination for lovers of literature. Follow us to stop by the notorious “Shunned House” that influenced these authors to write stories such as “Tell Tale Heart” and “The Outsider,” which continue to spook readers to this day.

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You want to experience the dark side of Providence

If you’re not ready to call it a night, consider joining Ghosts of Providence for a nighttime tour around the city. You might even come face-to-face with its more nocturnal residents, who are particularly active after the sun sets. Apparitions of 1920s era flappers, the flying bodies of disheartened suicide victims, and even the ghastly spirit of Egar Allen Poe have frequently been sighted around the city during the nighttime, sometimes appearing to anyone who happens to pass by…much to their horror.

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You're a history buff

You might be able to flex your knowledge about things like Providence’s role in the Revolutionary War, its well-known leaders and politicians, and its roots as a manufacturing hub, but what do you know about the dark truths that lurk in every nook and cranny of this old city? Impress your friends back home with lesser-known stories about Providence’s former residents, and learn about a more disturbing past.

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You and your friends are looking to make it a spooky night

Whether you’re looking to learn more about Providence’s sinister history, want to give your travel companions a fright, or just want to get the adrenaline pumping, a Providence ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours is bound to send shivers down your spine. Immerse yourself in the city’s horrific history when stopping at destinations such as the haunted Biltmore Hotel.

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You want to experience something different than the typical ghost tour

You’ve already checked out Providence’s many art museums, scenic parks, and top-rated restaurants. But there’s more to Rhode Island’s capital city than meets the eye. Get your blood pumping with a tour from Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours and learn about the disturbing truth that lies beneath the city’s charming streets, which is widely considered to be too gruesome for the average visitor.

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You want to learn Providence's local lore

Providence is a town brimming with a one-of-a-kind history, with spine-tingling stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. If you want to travel like a local, consider making a Providence ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours a must-do on your to-do list, and learn about the chilling side of Providence that residents have experienced for years.

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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