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Salem Ghost Tour

Salem is one of the spookiest cities in America. Make sure you see everything the City of Witches has to offer and book a Salem ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

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Why You Need to Take Our Salem Ghost Tour

Our tour guides are Salem locals, so you’ll learn about the town’s creepy history, and as experts of the ghostly realm, they’ve had their fair share of encounters with the supernatural. The ghosts in Salem are everywhere, so you’ll be sure to have a spectral meeting of your own. Our tours are exciting and informative, but best of all, they’re authentic! There’s nobody dressed up in a cheap costume waiting to scare you. We rely on Salem’s haunted essence to bring the scares. So whether you’re a Salem local looking for a fun night out, or a tourist looking to explore the town, book a Salem ghost tour today! It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!

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Five Stars

Jena was amazing - she shared spooky stories that were both informative and interesting. She definitely was key to making sure the experience was real...

06.23.24
Richelle Salerne
 

Five Stars

The guide was knowledgeable.

06.22.24
Beth Witchey
 

Five Stars

It was a spooky sweaty fun time!

06.22.24
Emily Shannon
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $26

SALEM GHOSTS: WITCHES, WARLOCKS, & HAUNTINGS

Join Salem Ghosts for an unforgettable night of terrifying hauntings and real-life ghosts

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Outside Salem Five Savings Bank, 210 Essex St, Salem, MA

Tour TimeTour Times: 7PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

SECRETS OF SALEM HISTORY TOUR

Uncover rarely-told stories of how Salem handled the aftermath of its horrific deeds

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Outside Salem Five Savings Bank, 210 Essex St, Salem, MA

Tour TimeTour Times: 11AM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

MAGIC AND THE OCCULT: ORIGINS OF WITCHES AND WITCHCRAFT

Discover the less well-known women of Salem who tested society’s boundaries as well as leaders in various occult movements who have found a place of acceptance here.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Salem Witch Museum, 19 1/2 N Washington Square, Salem

Tour TimeTour Times: 5PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $27

SALEM GHOSTS BOOS AND BREWS HAUNTED PUB CRAWL

The Salem Haunted Pub Crawl will quench your thirst for haunted history and ghostly drinks, so join us and have your fill of spirits and spirits on this unique and unforgettable Salem drinking experience.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 158 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

Tour TimeTour Times: 3:30PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

LATE NIGHT ULTIMATE GHOST TOUR OF SALEM

This terrifying tour will reveal Salem's rarely told tales and bone-chilling authentic hauntings of the America's most haunted city.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 210 Essex St., Salem MA 01970

Tour TimeTour Times: 9PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Salem So Haunted?

 

Salem was originally an Indigenous trading post until the arrival of the Europeans in 1626. Salem, and Massachusetts in general, became a predominantly Puritan colony. The Puritans were a highly religious sect of Christians who faced heavy persecution in Anglican England and found refuge in America.

The religious culture of Salem led to a heavily conservative mindset where the church dictated self-expression, sexuality, and daily life. Those who deviated from the norm faced ostracization and banishment from Puritan society, and allegations of witchcraft became common as personal vendettas and rebellion against the religious order ran rampant.

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 have left a lasting impression on the small seaside town. The trials served as a cautionary tale of mass hysteria, but the legends have been woven into local folklore.

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There’s even a neighborhood called Witchcraft Heights! Today, Salem is one of America’s spookiest places, and the town is dotted with haunted houses. The aptly named Witch House is the last remaining building used during the Salem Witch Trials, and the ghosts of the Puritans are still lurking within.

The ghost of Bridget Bishop still haunts the city after her execution in the witch trials, and she’s often seen around the Hawthorne Hotel. The spirits of pirates and sailors have been known to dwell around the Derby District, once known as Salem’s red-light district.

Don’t miss out on the terrifying treasures of Massachusetts! Book your Salem ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours today!

Why should you tour with us?

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You want to immerse yourself in the dark history of Salem

It’s not just witches, dark persecutions, and sinister Judges. It’s not just tales of pacts with the Devil under the moon in the cover of the forest. There is more to this New England coastal town. A tapestry that involves pirates, smugglers, and present-day criminals. Our tour is a heavily researched fact-based adventure into the dark history, and reputation of America’s most haunted city.

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You're a fan of Hocus Pocus and want to visit Salem's most haunted mansion

“You know, I’ve always wanted a child. And now I think I’ll have one on a toast!” Winifred Sanderson, perhaps one of Salem’s most famous fictional witches, coined that phrase. Do you dare light a black candle in front of one of Salem’s most photographed mansions? If you’re a horror fan, if you’re a Disney fan, if you’re a Bette Midler fan, this tour is for you.

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Visiting the site of the Salem Witch Trials is on your bucket list

Salem is one of the most coveted tourist enclaves in the whole US. It’s a small little town where bread and board might cost you your soul. This is why a huge percentage of visitors like to hit the ground running and concentrate as much as they can in as little time. After all, time is money, and in Salem, it all adds up. Our tour takes you through some of the city’s best-kept secrets and most iconic places.

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You’ve read or watched The Crucible

In 1953, American playwright Arthur Miller unveiled to the world one of the canons of modern drama — The Crucible. A partially fictionalized story of the Salem Witch that would soon become an allegory for McCarthyism and unjust persecution. Learn what truly occurred on the shores of this Bay Colony, and what ultimately inspired Miller into creating his Magnum opus.

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Halloween is your favorite holiday

Did you know that Salem is the most visited city in the world come October? It’s a bare-knuckle fight between Salem and Munich, the latter’s Octoberfest beer extravaganza always drawing in the crowds. There’s something otherworldly to what Salem becomes once the lights dim. And this magic can be felt throughout the year. Come join us and explore a city where Halloween is a 365-year-long event.

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You're fascinated by the history

There’s no getting around it, you came to Salem for the witches. You came to Salem for the frights. You came to Salem for the ghosts. And, you come to Salem for the witches and the trials. Learn all there is to know about them and their persecution in 1692. Learn the truths behind the fiction and the dark deeds that never made their way into your high school history book.

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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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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