Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tours

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Celebrating over 25 Years of Tours - Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour offered Nightly!

Accompany us on Salem's original 90-minute ghostly tour and experience why our highly acclaimed lantern-lit stroll has been a "Witch City" institution since 1997. Our engaging guides creatively convey Salem's authentic haunted history. Delve into Salem's macabre past as our knowledgeable and charismatic guides regale you with true tales of documented paranormal activity, chilling cemeteries, and centuries-old murder.

May through August • Tours run daily at 3pm & 8pm

September • Tours run daily at 3pm, 6pm & 8pm

October Tours run daily at 3pm, 6pm & 8pm. Additional tours are offered at 7pm & 9pm on all October weekends!

November 4th - 30th • Tours run nightly at 3pm & 6pm (except Thanksgiving Day)

December 1 - January 5th • Tours run nightly at 6pm (except Christmas Day)

March • Tours run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 6pm

April • Tours run daily at 3pm & 7pm

Office closes on Jan 6 and tours resume mid-February. 

Ticket Reservations

Purchase tickets onlineCall 978-745-0666 for info or contact thesalemhistoricaltours@gmail.com

Daily Tour Schedule - April 1st - November 30th, 2024

Noon Salem 101: General History tells you about the nearly 400-year-old history of our city. This overview tour covers the 1692 Witchcraft Trials, Salem's role as the top seaport in the nation, involvement in the American Revolution, presidents and famous people who visited here, inventors, movies shot in the city and other amazing history. Tour runs daily from December 1 through January 5 at 11 am. Office closes on Jan 6 and tours resume in mid February. (90 minutes) 

10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm The 1692 Witchcraft Walk strolls through former Salem Towne examining key players and locales linked to the infamous Witch Trials. Examine the demographics, theories, and personal stories comprising the dire events of 1692. (90 minutes) offered daily from April through November.

Tours also run from Dec. 1 through Jan. 5th at 1pm.
Tours also offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm in February and March 2025.

Special Event Tours 2024
 -select dates- 

Salem Village Witch Hunt Walking Tour (Danvers, MA)
This tour takes place a short drive away from Salem in the town of Danvers, formerly Salem Village, where two young girls began acting out on a cold February day in 1692. It was diagnosed as witchcraft, starting the hysteria. You'll visit several significant historical sites including the remains of the parsonage. Tour is held on select Saturdays at 10:00am from July through October. Check their booking schedule for dates.

HP Lovecraft and the Salem Connection Walking Tour
HP Lovecraft was a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer who was inspired by Salem and the witchcraft Trials. He specialized in the weird that captured the imagination of many of his fans. You’ll learn about the man, his books and what he referenced in his books.  Check their booking schedule for dates.

The Grave Matters Tour 
We'll stroll the paths of Salem's earliest burial ground. We examine the uniquely carved stone markers, explain the meanings of the imagery, burial practices and tell you the stories of the people there. Tour runs by appointment only; must be booked in advance.

Salem Witch Trials Ancestors & Descendants Tour 
There were close to 1,000 people involved in the witchcraft hysteria so calculations estimate that there could be more than 50 million descendants from the event. This tour will bring you throughout the downtown area of old Salem Towne, discussing key people involved in the 1692 Witchcraft Trials. Then we'll tell you, their descendants. Check schedule for tour dates; private tours can be booked in advance.

Myths & Superstitions Tour
Why is 13 an unlucky number? Why is it bad luck for a black cat to cross your path? Why do we throw salt over our shoulder?
Learn about the origins of many myths and superstitions and their influence on modern society.
Master storyteller Bob Gautreau will lead this fascinating tour on Friday the 13th. Tour runs Sept. 13 and Dec. 13

Salem Black History Tour 
Among our nearly 400 years of history are the incredible contributions of Blacks and African-Americans in our city. They were enslaved in Salem as early as 1638 and received their freedom in the next century, making great strides in the community and major contributions. Check schedule for tour dates; private tours can be booked in advance.

Hocus Pocus Movies & More Tour
You will be surprised which movies were shot in Salem and they are not all about our notorious past. We’ll bring you around to the locations and name the TV show or movie as well as the actors and what they did. Then when you watch it again, you’ll recognize those locations. Check schedule for tour dates; private tours can be booked in advance.

North Andover Witchcraft History Tour (North Andover, MA)
This tour takes place a half hour's drive from Salem in North Andover that had 45 accusations of witchcraft in1692. You'll hear stories of how it began and why. You'll visit the cemetery and see other locations where the meeting house and parsonages were located. Tour runs select Saturdays from July through October.

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Attraction Info

8 Central St.
Salem, MA 01970


Type of Attraction-Activity

Ghost Walk
Ghost Tour
Haunted History Tour

Tour Type

Historic Tour
Walking Tour
Guided Tour


Outdoor Attraction

Facility Type

ADA Accessible
Stroller Friendly
Pet Friendly
Historic Property

Ticketing Type

Online Ticketing Option
Reservations Recommended
Advanced Tickets Recommended
Tickets Required
Tickets at the Door

Admission Type

Admission Fee
Military Discount
Senior Discount
Student Discount
Group Rates Available
Group Tours Available

Admission Payments

Credit - Debit Accepted
Cash Accepted

Age Recommendations

Suitable for Kids (4-7y)
Recommended 8 y. +

Ghost Tours

Cemetery Tour


Open Thursdays
Open Labor Day
Open Columbus Day
Open Weekdays
Open Weekends
Open Halloween
Open Rain or Shine
Day - Night Attraction

Salem Attractions

Haunted History
Salem Attraction
Witch-themed /Witch-focused
Witch Trial History

Property Extras

Gift Shop

Other Details