The Ghosts of Salem Walking Tour

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The Ghosts of Salem

From $24.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Salem is often considered the most haunted city in America, and you'll find out why on this ghost tour that covers the spookiest stories in town, from the infamous 1692 Witch Trials to more modern hauntings. Visit centuries-old landmarks with ties to dark deeds and paranormal activity, like the Burying Point Cemetery, the House of the Seven Gables, and the Witch House. You might be surprised what you see!
  • Hear Salem’s best ghost stories from an entertaining guide
  • Visit several sites with real connections to the Salem Witch Trials
  • Storytelling guide brings Salem’s long history to life
  • Learn about paranormal occurrences and get ghost-hunting tips

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Old Town Hall
    32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA

    The Ghosts of Salem Tour starts at 32 Derby Square, in front of the Old Town Hall building If you need directions or get lost, you have a map in your Ticket Confirmation email. You can also call our office and we'll get you to the right place!

Start time

08:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Witch House

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Salem Old Town Hall

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The House of the Seven Gables

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Burying Point

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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144 reviews
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I really enjoyed the...
Holly_R, Sep 2023
I really enjoyed the history behind salem, witches and the ghosts. The guide was very knowledgeable. The images she had of the ghost where very creepy
It was awesome
Rachel_S, Sep 2023
The cemetery the explanations and he did great on the history...was very pleasant and was very patient
Do not purchase.
Keegan_S, Sep 2023
Absolutely terrible. We paid for a tour and did not receive even half of what was advertised. Would not recommend this.
Thumbs way up
Phyllis_N, Sep 2023
Very knowledgeable and personable.would ask for her again. I find it disrespectful that this review is telling me to write more and giving me tips on what to say. For that I give it o stars
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for your review and We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour as a whole. We push our guides to perform the very BEST they can, in order to give you all as guests the exceptional experience you are wanting. Please come back for another tour with GCT!
Thomas and his ghosts
Maureen_B, Aug 2023
Tommy was entertaining and knowledgeable about Salem’s history. He shared photos of ghosts captured on film. A fun your guide!
We were the only 2 people...
Cara_I, Jun 2023
We were the only 2 people Tessa had that night and she was amazing! Telling us about the old town hall, the lady in Blue and all the underground tunnels. And about Bridget and being accused . The jails and the nasty conditions. Also she had some grst photos and was extremely informative
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you had a great time on the tour with Tess. It was our pleasure to have you as a guest.
Spooky tour of Salem with Tommy!
Salma_A, May 2023
Tommy our guide is knowledgeable, a history buff and English major. He's sweet and fun to talk to. I highly recommend him!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you had a great time on the tour with Tommy. It was our pleasure to have you as a guest.
Interesting Tour
Maria_P, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Joe, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was interesting hearing the history behind the legends. I would recommend the tour to others, although I would have liked to go into some of the buildings we discussed, like old town hall or even one of the churches.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you had a great time on the tour with Joe. It was our pleasure to have you as a guest.
Very informative and a...
Taylor_K, Nov 2022
Very informative and a great tour guide! Would definitely recommend if you are interested in these things!
Don't go on Halloween
Wayne_E, Nov 2022
The guide was great. The crowds were not. Don't go on Halloween. It was to loud in some areas and too many people to get around.
Unable to make the walk
Belinda_P, Nov 2022
I used the address to find where I was supposed to be and it wasnt the correct place. It put me in front of the Warf, not at the old court house. By the time I realized no one was where I was, it was too late for me to get to the location. I arrived at the location 10 minutes late and wasn't able to take the tour.
Ripping people off
Tim_T, Oct 2022
Your ripping people off and lying to them when people purchase the tickets . I was told going to see 3 places and you guys lied . Complete joke and stealing people money
Personal experiences of...
Michelle_W, Oct 2022
Personal experiences of the people who lived and died and may still be around! Very informative and fun!
Great tour guide
Matthew_H, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was very informative when questioned were asked. We were able to hear everything he had to say. He also took the time to explain everything very well.
Excellent Tour without the Cheesy Theatrics!
danellehubbard, Oct 2022
Charles did an excellent job of combining history with tales of the paranormal. Seeing the ghostly photos added a nice touch.
Amazing Spooky Tour!
Nicole_S, Oct 2022
This tour was informative and super fun! Our tour guide was energetic and full of knowledge. I loved the spooky vibes and energy! Would recommend this tour to everyone!
It was filled with the...
Amy_N, Oct 2022
It was filled with the right amount of spookiness and history. A smaller group size would have been appreciated, however we could hear the guide throughout the tour.
very nice people and told...
Genevieve_R, Oct 2022
very nice people and told the story great. i would recommend this tour if you are visiting for the holiday.
A must do while in salem
Tasha_H, Oct 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and a pleasure. Very professional! Tour was a definitely an experience. Would recommend to anyone visiting Salem.
Salem history unfolds
Doris_M, Oct 2022
Interesting historical facts about Salem and its inhabitants were given. Not scary which we appreciated but lively enough to hold your interest for sure. Props to Charles for a job well done.

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