Self-Guided Smartphone Ghost Walking Tour in Salem

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Salems Famous Ghosts Tour Smartphone Guided Walking Tour

From $5.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you want to explore Salem's haunted history without getting lost in the crowd, go at your own pace with an affordable, self-guided smartphone tour. Simply download the touring app to your phone, and start and stop the tour on your own schedule as the pre-recorded narrator shares the history of haunted locales like the Ropes Mansion, Salem Witch House, and Old Burying Point Cemetery, where many witch trial victims were laid to rest.
  • Hear Salem's ghost stories the flexible and affordable way
  • It's easy to social distance on this contactless, self guided tour
  • Budget-friendly app works on four phones for the price of one
  • Good option for travelers who don't want to commit to a scheduled tour

What's Included

  • Smartphone Guided Walking Tour
  • Recap tour you can take after taking the in person tour

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Ropes Mansion and Garden
      318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

      The tour starts at the front of the Ropes Mansion on Essex Street, just near the front door.

    Start time

    Opening hours

    • 10/11/2020 - 10/12/2024

      Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    End point

    • Salem Witch Trials Memorial
      24 Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

      The tour ends at the Salem witch trial memorial grounds next to the burial ground.

    What To Expect

    Ropes Mansion and Garden

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Witch House

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    The Salem Inn

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Salem Old Town Hall (Pass By)

    Rockafellas Restaurant

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Joshua Ward House

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    15 Front St (Pass By)

    Old Burying Point Cemetery

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Salem Witch Trials Memorial

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by WalknTours

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    135 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 135 reviews
    Brooke_G, Sep 2023
    100000% recommended such a great experience. The host was great and funny, it was awesome to go at our own pace. You learned history and cool ghost stories.
    Easy and informative fun tour
    Rebecca_S, Aug 2023
    I enjoyed the narrator and found the tour to be very informative. It was easy to navigate. My boyfriend and I enjoyed learning about each stop and the tour itself. We had a great time on the tour.
    Fun! Will do again!
    Kathleen_F, Aug 2023
    I missed the timing to go on a tour of Salem, but found this audio tour as an alternative. It was great. It gave just enough historical information to appreciate the "ghost" stories about landmarks around Salem. I felt as though the creator of this tour really cared about producing something accessible and interesting. This was my first experience using the smartphone walking tour, but I enjoyed this one so much, I will be using this when I travel!
    Easy, fun and informative
    Laura_D, Aug 2023
    Informative, fun and easy to follow along with the directions. We enjoyed learning so many tidbits of information along with the ghost stories.
    The best way to do a waking tour!
    Michelle_S, Jul 2023
    Convenient, easy and highly entertaining! I preferred this self-guided tour over an in-person tour as you are able to pause at anytime and go at your own pace. Highly recommend!
    Great experience! Good for small groups
    Stephen_S, Jun 2023
    Great experience, allowed us to capture all of the information in a fun way without the hassle of a large group of people and at our own pace. The only issue we found was that the location didn’t always keep up (might just be my phone) so I had to go back/forward a chapter to get the app to prompt the next stop. Would definitely recommend!
    Cute easy funny Salem walking tour
    Cathy_S, Jun 2023
    The tour was informative. The narrator was extremely funny. It was very easy to follow. I would definitely recommend it if you are thinking about going to salem for a quick visit.
    The garden at the Ropes...
    Heidi_T, Jun 2023
    The garden at the Ropes Mansion was lovely. Narration on the tour was fun and walking directions were excellent.
    Easy, Affordable, Very Informative
    Judy_C, May 2023
    Affordable, easy to follow. This is a wonderful town to visit. Definitely download before going. Great information provided!
    We had such a great...
    Maryann_S, May 2023
    We had such a great time!! Loved the voice and spooky sounds, really added to the ambiance 👻 will definitely get these in other cities!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for the great review and using the WalknTours app! Salem is amazing and spooky, thanks for exploring. Look for our tours all around the USA :)
    You HAVE to do this instead of an expensive guided walking tour!
    Gerri_W, Apr 2023
    So glad my daughter and I did this tour. The tour was so detailed, interesting and specific. You could pause the narration at any time and start back up again. SO worth the cost.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Awesome! Thank you for the review and using the WallknTours app! Please look for us in cities all around the USA.
    Creepy and well worth it!
    Lisa_G, Mar 2023
    This was such an amazing way to explore Salem. App was well designed. It was well narrated and engaging!
    Bugged your app
    Sam_H, Feb 2023
    I am new to the app so this may have been user error but we were not able to start the tour. We would select goto tour and it was unresponsive.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Hi, the tour is location aware and plays as when you are in Salem :). The tour starts outside the Ropes Mansion, and from there the app (GPS/technology) guides you through the streets of Salem telling its haunted story. After you take the on location tour, a virtual tour will unlock you can take anytime. But the first time is designed to play on location, making it spooky and fun. Also, please do make sure to download the app and tour early, sometimes the signal in Salem is not stable. Thank you!
    Not great
    Briona_D, Dec 2022
    The transition music was too loud and had high pitched steam blows which were annoying and difficult to listen to. We found the voice actor annoying and would have preferred a normal sounding voice. We ended up stopping the tour half way through because it just wasn't that great.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Sorry to hear that! Our British voice actor, who plays a role of the spooky ghost of Salem's past, is loved by 10's of thousands, sorry you did not like him. Our tours are infused with music and we use character voices to fit the theme. We do understand that ghost tours are not for everyone, but those that love Ghost tours, say they love this one! You might like our Freedom Trail tour more, that has a less spooky voice, and the music theme is more classical and revolutionary :). Glad to hear the technology in our app worked great! We now have tours in 40 cities in the USA, please do look for us as you travel around the USA!
    Well produced tour.
    Paul_S, Nov 2022
    Very good and well produces tour. It was very informative and easy to follow. We really enjoyed it..
    Great way to explore Salem Massachusetts
    Stefanie_W, Oct 2022
    Definitely wear headphones to block out outside noise. I loved the narrator and all the creepy sounds. The tour was well thought out and informative but also kept my interest.
    Takes too much time to upload and get app working.
    Pheobe_B, Oct 2022
    Too many steps to get the app uploaded and working. And then it wasn’t easy to navigate within the app.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Hi! All you need to do is get the WalknTours app, register, then use the code in the booking ticket (starts with 's') and unlock the tour. Then press start tour. Takes a minute :) Sorry that was too many steps. The advantage is you can go anytime, and at your own pace, and the narrator is top notch with professionally composed music to set the atmosphere. Please do look for our tours in other cities! You only have to register once, then to purchase all you have to do is click on button (purchase) and take the tour (maybe 20 seconds?). Thanks!
    We were never able to...
    MelissaJ_W, Oct 2022
    We were never able to get ithe code to work. This offer was Lacking in directions so we just gave up.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    The tour code is in your ticket under step 3 :). the code is not the Viator number, we are a 3rd party app, WalknTours. The code starts with an 's'. Sorry you did not see it in the ticket under 'How to take the Tour". The Viator ticket is tricky, you have to click the 'open ticket' button, there you'll see the "How to take the tour" instructions and this is under step 3. Stop 1: Get the WalknTours app. Step 2: Register. Step 3: unlock it with the code in your ticket under step 3 :).
    Self guided tour
    Bethany_C, Oct 2022
    It was great! I’m glad that you suggested the ear phones. My husband forgot his so he didn’t get to hear it very well.
    For $5, you don’t have...
    John_K, Oct 2022
    For $5, you don’t have much to lose. That being said, I would not recommend this on a crowded day (ie any weekend in October). It’s just too packed to immerse yourself in the tour or follow the directions.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    If you go on Saturday in October try to go early or late, it’s less crowded. And with good earbuds/headphones you can go anytime. The beautify of this tour is you can go anytime, and at your own pace, and it never sells out :).

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