Witches, Hysteria, and Haunts
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 our tour, know that it could be more than just the coastal breeze! Journey down the cobblestone streets with us as we reveal the stories 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. Multiple accounts of eerie and unexplained sensations have been recorded for centuries 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 after! There are plenty of museums and historic attractions to enjoy in Salem, but only our tour can bring you the exhilaration and thrill of walking to each of the city’s most haunted spots and standing in the presence of their rich histories. The tour culminates with a visit to Salem’s Old Burying Point Cemetery, dating back to 1637. Will you be able to withstand hearing our harrowing tales while being in the presence of Salem’s own buried? Test your bravery and join us!
Why is Salem Haunted?
About 16 miles north of Boston, Salem is a town of just over 40,000 inhabitants. Each year during Halloween weekend, however, 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 haunted happenings? The phenomenon is partially explained by Salem’s rich history and the fact that many of its oldest structures and sites are preserved today, including the famed “Witch House,” which is the 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. Also featured on our tour is the Old Burying Point Cemetery, a preserved burial ground that was established in 1637 where some prominent pilgrims and town officials were buried. Salem’s commitment to preserving this history has made it a perfect spot for spirits to linger and for visitors to experience a connection with the past. 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 while at the sites where they occurred is a truly unique experience that can’t be recreated by simply reading about their history. Reserve your spot on our tour today to get a more authentic experience!
Our Salem Ghost Tour takes you through 8-12 different sites around the city, each one spookier than the last. Meet your experienced tour guide outside of 221 Essex Street 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 the main haunted attractions in Salem 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! We’ll make sure you have an informative, exciting, and memorable night for only $19 per ticket. Be sure to reserve your spot early as tours do fill up! Buy tickets directly from our website or contact us at (978) 522-6187.
All Ghost Tours meet outside at 221 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts. Tours are held rain or shine. Please note that we do not go inside the building, and we do not meet inside, but you’re more than welcome to give our friends at Freaky Elegant gift shop a hello and purchase a Salem souvenir before your tour.
The tour is around 1 hour long and is 1 mile long. If you choose the extension, you will get 30 more minutes after the first hour ends!
Tours are held daily, rain or shine.
April 1 – Oct 31: 8pm
Nov 1 – March 31: 7pm
Check the time you ordered on your reservation email, as times are subject to change.
Tickets for our Salem Ghost 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!
Adults tickets are $19; children under 12 $9; and children under 6 free. The Extended Tour costs an additional $6 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.
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.
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!
We Are Committed to Your Experience.
We want you to feel confident in choosing our organization to educate, thrill, and excite you during our tour.
We Are Professionals
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 leading your ghost tour through Salem.
Our Tours are Carefully Curated
We curate our tour of Salem carefully, spending time and energy on gathering the best research, eyewitness accounts, and historical facts within our retellings.
We Pride Ourselves on Your Experience
We pride ourselves on giving our visitors a fun and memorable experience, so rest assured that when you choose Salem Ghost Tours, you are choosing the best activity in the area!