The Salem Night Ghost Tour

Badge of ExcellenceSalem, USA
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


When night falls across Salem, it's the perfect time to explore the city’s spooky and sinister past on a haunted history tour. On this top-rated walk through one of America's most haunted places, follow a licensed guide along lamplit streets while listening to legends and true tales of witchcraft, murder, mayhem, and more. Visit sites related to the infamous 17th-century Salem Witch Trials, and hear about the ghostly spirits said to still rattle through the town’s historic homes and graveyards.
  • Explore the dark past of one of America's most haunted cities
  • Visit the most reportedly haunted places in town
  • Hear about the hysteria of 1692 and the Salem Witch Trials
  • Fun and entertaining way to learn about Massachusetts history

What's Included

  • 75 minute Salem Night Tour
  • Professional/Local Licensed City of Salem Tour Guide
  • Experience a walking ghost tour through the haunted and historic areas of downtown Salem
  • Hear amazing stories of Salem's history
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from other attractions

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 127 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

    Check in instructions differ by month, please see below for instructions. In OCTOBER: Check in at 127 Essex St. (Remember Salem Gifts) 30 minutes prior to your tour time. Join the check in line when your entire party is present. When you are checked in you will depart, possibly earlier than your ticket time. The last tour guide to leave will depart exactly on time. Guests who arrive late (even by just a minute) cannot be checked in. Please double-check with your group and make sure you have enough tickets, additional tickets CANNOT be purchased at check in. November through September: Check in 15 minutes prior to tour time at 127 Essex St. (Remember Salem Gifts)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the check-in point 30 minutes before your selected departure time to begin your evening tour. As night falls over the streets of Salem, follow your guide to the town’s spookiest sites, starting with the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, where you’ll learn more about the infamous 1692 Witch Trials and have a chance to take photos.

Continue to Salem Old Town Hall, where the movie “Hocus Pocus” was filmed, then visit the Old Burying Point Cemetery and Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, believed to be two of Salem’s most haunted sites. Dive deeper into the town’s dark history as your guide sets the scene with ghost stories and eerie happenings.

Finally, walk through the bustling Essex Street Pedestrian Mall before ending the tour back at the departure point.

Salem Night Tour

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Salem Old Town Hall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Burying Point Cemetery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Saint Peter's Episcopal Church

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Essex Street Pedestrian Mall (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • October Check-In: Check in at 127 Essex St. (Remember Salem Gifts) 30 minutes prior to your tour time. Join the check in line when your entire party is present. When you are checked in you will depart, possibly earlier than your ticket time. The last tour guide to leave will depart exactly on time. Guests who arrive late (even by just a minute) cannot be checked in. Please double-check with your group and make sure you have enough tickets, additional tickets CANNOT be purchased at check in. Share check in information with ALL members of your party as a late arrival cannot and will not be accepted, not be refunded, not be able to 'catch-up' and not be allowed to moved to a different tour slot.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • November - September Check-In: Check in 15 minutes prior to tour time at 127 Essex St. (Remember Salem Gifts)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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.

Traveler Photos

See more


3,317 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 3,317 reviews
The tour guide was simply amazing. Knew everything.
Heather_M, Apr 2024
The whole thing. Can’t wait to do it again. The tour guide was amazing knew everything. Will be back for sure
Maureen_W, Apr 2024
Probably the cemetery and hearing the stories if innocent people being accused for ridulous reasons.
Our tour took place...
Darren_M, Apr 2024
Our tour took place during a nor'easter. But our presenter took it in stride and did his best to keep everyone's spirit's up with energy and engagement. He was conscious of the weather and took us on his "rain route" to keep everyone as sheltered as possible. But he was also cognizant of why we were there and made sure we still got the full experience. He was passionate about the material and made sure to give us what we asked for. It was a great tour and a great experience.
Good but long
Steve_H, Apr 2024
It was fun doing a night tour but cold and windy for Spring! Was hoping to maybe go in one of the haunted buildings
Salem Ghost Tour was Awesome
Emily_S, Mar 2024
April was an awesome tour guide! Very personable, animated and knowledgeable. She paid attention to my teen and made sure he was engaged! We had a blast! I definitely recommend!!
Salem ghost tour
kellyregister, Mar 2024
Very great tour. Lots of facts and history guide was knowledgeable and engaging . Highly recommend this tour!
Super fun
Morgan_L, Mar 2024
April was so nice and had great history facts for us! Definitely worth being your first tour :) it was so windy in March but still fun! Layers will help you so much!!
Great tour experience!
Ashley_P, Mar 2024
Our tour guide, Davie, was amazing. He was informative of the history and sprinkled in humor along the way. It was the best interactive thing we had done all day. We will recommend it to anyone we know traveling to Salem in the future!
Very informative
Brendan_H, Mar 2024
April the host and she was very animated about everything and very good at her job. She def made it more interesting
Great experience
Milana_M, Feb 2024
This experience was amazing Elaina was wonderful very knowledgeable and funny she explained everything in detail I’m very happy with this experience
Spooky Stories in a Fantastic City
Richard_B, Feb 2024
Tour guide had good adult humor mixed in with history, and just the sort of ghostly stories we were all expecting. Guide was also looking out for the safety of everyone in the group. I especially loved that the Ouija Board Museum was in the back room where the tour started for a small extra fee.
So cool
Cristina_S, Feb 2024
April gave us such a good tour! I’m from Mass and half of the stuff I never even knew! I definitely recommend this tour!
Interesting with fun facts included
Lisa_L, Jan 2024
I enjoyed listening to the history of the different areas of the tour and how they changed. Our guide was interactive and added fun facts. Seeing the cemetery and place where supposed witches were hanged was really thought provoking of the people during this time from of the late 1600's.
Historical and spooky
Joslin_B, Dec 2023
Our guide April was a hoot and a half and a great storyteller. There were a couple of kids on our tour who were very curious and she was super patient and created a fun atmosphere for the group. Perfect spooky and historical Salem tour.
A great way to experience a slice of Salem history and legend!
David_J, Dec 2023
Our guide April was so knowledgeable, both with the real history of Salem and with urban legends and myths. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
Very good experience
Gary_A, Dec 2023
Great experience, very knowledgeable guide that kept talking the whole time with interesting facts about Salem and haunted locations. At times talked a little fast to understand for us as we are from Scotland uk.
My uncle was sick (covid)...
Catherine_L, Nov 2023
My uncle was sick (covid) that day and can not come with us. A refund for he's ticket would have been appreciated.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Did not receive any reason on the refund request just a refund request, I wrote back and asked for a reason none given........
Ghosting with Bobby!
Ellen_R, Nov 2023
Bobby K was a great tour leader. He shared background of the witch trials and history of Salem in addition to talking about the paranormal activity around the city. Friendly, informative and inclusive of everyone on the tour.
Do yourself a favor and book this tour
Karen_C, Nov 2023
Bobby was an AMAZING tourguide! We had so much fun. Not only was it informative and historical, but our gude made it fun, since it was an especially heavy subject.
Cecelia_B, Nov 2023
We booked the Salem Night Tour and felt misled by the advertised pictures! In the pictures, the guides were all in costumes, but our guide wasn’t. We even saw other groups on the same tour with guides in costumes! The tone of our tour was also not “scary” at all. It felt more like a comedy podcast, which was fine, just not what we were looking for. It all just felt misleading and not worth the money.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Some of our guides dress up some do not, there are also pics where guides are not, we do add a level of entertainment as well, sorry the tour was not what you were looking for...
Likely to Sell Out

From $26.00

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
Likely to Sell Out
No Photo
The Salem Night Ghost Tour


1 hour 15 minutes
Free Cancellation
No Photo
1692 Salem Night Walking Tour


2 hours
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Black Cat Ghostly Night Tour in Salem


1 hour 45 minutes
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Old Salem Ghost Tour with Ghost Hunting Gear


1 hour
Free Cancellation

Explore Similar Things to Do