What makes Salem the most haunted city in America?

Venture into the dark nights of Salem, Massachusetts, and unearth the ghosts of Witch City.


1. GhostFlix. Enjoy a virtual tour of Salem and other cities across the US here.

2. Turn your phone into a tour guide with this actor narrated, GPS guided tour with images and text. This is a great way to enjoy our ghost tour on your schedule.


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3. Take our tour the traditional way: in-person! Yes, we’re still open! Press “Get Tickets” below. Masks are mandatory.


Salem Ghosts offers you an unforgettable night of ghouls and banshees. Explore the lesser-known tragedies, murders, and sordid events that took place here in Witch City, confirming its reputation as the most haunted city in America.


Salem Ghost Tours

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Witches, Hysteria, and Hauntings

The Salem Witch Trials ended in 1693, but the memories of those frightening, hysterical times have never left this town. If you feel a chill on your tour, know that it could be more than just the coastal breeze!

Walk down the narrow cobblestone streets with us as the stories unfold from Salem’s haunted past and present at sites like The Salem Inn, Ropes Mansion (a site featured in the Disney film Hocus Pocus), and Salem Old Town Hall.

The first Witch

Today, a seafood restaurant occupies the spot where the Orchard of Bridget Bishop stood. She was the first woman in Salem accused of being a witch. A man named John Louder testified he fought off an attack by a hideous, deformed monster, chasing it from his house, he followed it as it retook the form of Bridget Bishop and disappeared into her orchard. She was eventually executed in June of 1692.

Since then, hundreds of accounts of eerie and unexplained apparitions have been recorded in this town; even the first president of the United States, George Washington, experienced a haunting during his visit to Salem in 1789 and fled the town immediately!

There are plenty of museums and historical attractions to enjoy in Salem. Still, only this tour can bring you the exhilaration and thrill of retracing the steps between each of the city’s most haunted spots and standing in the presence of their rich histories.

We hope the whole family will be able to bear the harrowing tales while being in the presence of Salem’s buried citizens. Test your bravery, and join us!

Why is Salem Haunted?

The famed “Witch House,” is the dark and foreboding former home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, the man responsible for condemning accused witches to their death. This building is the only one in Salem with actual ties to the Salem Witch Trials that is still standing today.

The tour culminates with a visit to Salem’s Old Burying Point Cemetery, dating back to 1637. This is the final unhappy resting place of Jonathan Corwin, prosecutor, and judge for the 20 women put to death.

About 16 miles north of Boston, Salem is a town of just over 40,000 inhabitants. Salem’s commitment to preserving its shameful history has made it a perfect spot for spirits to linger and for visitors to experience a connection with the past.

Each year during Halloween weekend, about 250,000 visitors and tourists flock to the town in order to experience the best of Witch City. How did Salem become the center for all these haunted happenings?

Salem’s rich history and the fact that many of its oldest structures and most notorious sites are well preserved today, giving it a truly eerie feeling.

The Salem Ghost Tour takes you to all of these sites and reveals their true stories so that you can feel connected to the history that took place there. Experiencing these stories in the dark and at the sites where they occurred is a unique experience that can’t be recreated by simply reading about their history.

Reserve your spot on the Salem Ghosts tour today to get a more authentic experience!

Tour Info

Salem Ghost Tour takes you through 8 or 12 different sites around the city, each one spookier than the last. Ghost tours meet outside of Salem Five Savings Bank at 210 Essex St. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour departure time to ensure a prompt start! The tour takes about 60 minutes, so you can rest assured that there will be plenty of time to grab a pint of witches’ brew at one of Salem’s many great local restaurants. Select the extended tour at checkout to add another 30 minutes of haunts to the end if you desire!

The Salem Ghost Tour walking route is a great way to catch all of Salem’s main haunted attractions while also getting a well-rounded view of the city and its history. Our ghost tour makes for a great introduction to Salem for first-timers or a memorable night out for locals!

Salem Ghost Tours is a family-friendly attraction and is suitable for everyone, so bring your kids, your friends, or a date! You will have an informative, exciting, and memorable night. Be sure to reserve your spot early as tours do fill up! Buy tickets directly from our website or contact us.


All Ghost Tours meet outside Salem Five Savings Bank at 210 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts. Tours are held rain or shine.


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The tour is approximately 1 hour long with 1 mile of walking. If you choose the extended tour, you will visit four additional locations, for about 25 minutes after the first hour ends!


Tours are held daily, rain or shine.   Tour times may vary, click on ‘book now’ for all available times.

Check the time you ordered on your reservation email, as times are subject to change.


Tickets for Salem Ghosts Tour must be purchased in advance and can be found online at our website. We will have your name on a roster, so no need for print-outs! Bring your ID and show up ready to start the tour!

Tickets range from $9 to $29 and may vary by season and other circumstances. Please check the information listed in the booking information. The Extended Tour costs an additional $5 per person.

You must attend the tour for the date and time of your purchase. Ghost tours are held rain or shine. Rescheduling may be done upon prior approval and is subject to a rescheduling fee as listed in the terms and conditions.


Parking is available at nearby parking garages and lots. Please check your tour time and meeting location in advance so that you may arrive on time. We recommend arriving early to find parking and to ensure that you are not late.

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With so many tours and activities to choose from in Salem, how do you choose which ones to book?

Here are 4 reasons to book with Salem Ghosts!

  • Salem is full of fascinating stories

    It’s not just witches that haunt Salem, during the research for this tour evidence was found of so many other hauntings and amazing stories from history. Hear about Mr. Derby, and his ghost that haunts the Old Town Hall. Mr. Derby was a prominent merchant, who sponsored a full fleet of privateers during the revolutionary war. Although they did not engage in the war directly, they played a great part in diminishing the supply lines of the British. His life in Salem did not have a happy end, his pride and joy, the previous house on this site, was torn down by his son, and gifted to the city to build the current building. His ghost is still unhappy with the decision…

  • We Are Professional tour guides

    When you book an experience with Salem Ghost Tours, you’re securing your spot with a professional group of licensed tour guides that specialize in providing safe, thrilling, and fun tours. Putting these stories together was a painstaking task, the locals featured often have relatives living in the town, care has been taken to treat the characters in the stories with respect.

  • Our Tours are designed for the whole family.

    The stories on the Salem Ghosts tour are carefully curated, using only the best research, eyewitness accounts, and historical facts within the retellings. The stories are suitable for the whole family, everyone, even young people, can enjoy the tour. No sleepless nights for children who take the tour! You will all be talking about the stories you hear for months to come!

  • If you only have a short amount of time in Salem

    You will have a fun and memorable experience on the Salem Ghosts tour, the history of the area is covered, of course. And the witch trials of 1692, but there is so much more to Salem, including a strong theme of the sea. There are many merchants, sailors, and naval heroes in the town’s history, they all have fascinating stories to share, and not all of them are happily dead and buried.

    The historical and first-hand accounts of terrifying hauntings come from the best local and national historical scholars, so rest assured that when you choose Salem Ghost Tours, you are choosing the best activity in the area!