Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tours

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Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Haunted Footsteps Nightly Ghost Tour

Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour: 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 knowledgable and charismatic guides regale you with true tales of documented paranormal activity, chilling cemeteries, and centuries old murder. Tours nightly at 8:00pm.

Additional Haunted Footsteps tours are offered at 6pm, 7pm and 9pm on all October weekends!

Reservations strongly suggested. Purchase tickets online

Daily Tour Schedule - through November 3rd, 2022

11:30am Salem 101: General History tells you about the nearly 400-year-old history of what was once one of the largest seaports in the United States. Hear stories of our revolutionary history, the great age of sail, and the famous people who lived in Salem.

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.

2:30pm The Midday Ghost Tour is a 1-hour version of our nightly ghost tour. You've always wanted to take the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour and now you can! Hey, the ghosts don't go away because the sun is out, so the tour is still creepy.

8:00pm Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour is the original 90-minute, lantern-lit stroll through Salem packed with macabre tales, cemeteries, and local lore. Additional Haunted Footsteps tour times added on October weekends at 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm!

Ticket Reservations

Purchase tickets onlineCall for info or contact thesalemhistoricaltours@gmail.com

Special Event Tours 2022
 -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 weekends from July through October at 10:00am.

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. Tour runs June 11, July 23, August 20 and Sept 17 at 7:00pm.

The Grave Matters Tour brings you through 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 most weekends at 1:00pm.

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 and their descendants. Tour runs on select weekends at 11:00am.

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. Tour runs on select weekends at various times.

TV and Movie 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. Tour runs on select weekends at 3:00pm.

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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