Haunted Walking Tours

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Haunted Walking Tours

There is nothing like a haunted tour to heighten your senses. All around the country you can hear stories of spirits lingering, disenchanted voices and glowing orbs. Now you can experience it firsthand on a haunted tour. From the west coast to the deep south, events in our country's history have left lasting impressions. You're sure to be treated to some truly fascinating ghost stories and local history on any of these tours.

The Salem Witch Walk - Salem, MA
No better place to start than The Salem Witch Walk in Salem, Massachusetts. Learn about and even participate in a traditional witches circle dance. Hear the history of the 1692 Salem witch-hunt and the over 200 individuals accused of performing witchcraft. The 1692 witch trials results in at least nineteen convictions and executions on Gallows Hill. Your tour guide is a practicing witch and will share current witchcraft traditions and clarify any myths and legends surrounding the craft.

There are 4 tours a day and it's recommended you purchase tickets ahead of time. The walking tour last approximately 90 minutes and recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets are available for $16.00 at https://www.crowhavencorner.com/witch-walk.

The Haunted Galena Ghost Walk - Galena, IL
Walk the streets of Galena, Illinois by candlelight hearing ghostly tales, local legends and learn about the darker side of the city. Tour guides dressed in time period costumes share stories of Galena's long and rich history.

There is only one tour a day (Wednesday - Saturday) starting promptly at 8:00 pm. Securing tickets early is recommended to ensure you are able to attend the tour. While a family friendly tour, there is talk of murder and death, so do keep that in mind if you have children. Tickets for adults are $18.00 and $12.00 for children 12 and under. The tour last 90 minutes and you can purchase your tickets here https://www.hauntedgalenatourcompany.com.

Haunted Haight Walking Tour - San Francisco, CA
Haight Street in San Francisco, California has a lot of history to tell. This particular tour takes a different perspective of Haight Streets past and present. Led by the founder of the San Francisco Ghost Society, you'll hear of the current haunting and ghost hunting efforts in the Haight-Ashbury area. See exactly where some cult leaders once lived as well as sites of some gruesome murders. It's definitely a side of Haight Street history that most have never heard about.

Tickets are $20.00 each for the 2 hour tour. Children under 13 are not recommended as the nature of the material may not be suitable for those under this age. Tickets are available at http://www.hauntedhaight.com/html/hauntedhaight_reserve.html.

The Historic Stanley Night Tour - Estes Park, CO
"All work and no play makes...", well, we all know how that ends right? If you're ever in Estes Park, Colorado the Historic Stanley Hotel is a must see. This is the hotel made famous in Stephen King's "The Shining". You'll learn about the original owner and other famous visitors to the hotel. The tour includes folklore and urban legends that surround the hotel.

The tour last approximately 75 minutes and is recommended for ages 8 and up. Tickets are available for $28.00 each and $25.00 for hotel guests. Tickets can be purchased at https://thestanleyhotel.thundertix.com/events/141379.

St Louis #1 Cemetery - New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans without question has a lot of history ingrained into every aspect of the city. If you're looking for a tour to raise the hair on the back of your neck stop by St Louis #1 Cemetery Tour. Founded in 1789 the tour takes you directly through the cemetery, which is not available to public access. See elaborate tombs and maybe even catch a glimpse of Marie Laveau's grave.

You can pick up tickets at https://www.frenchquarterphantoms.com/cemetery-tour for $17.00. Tickets for children 7 and under are only $1.00. The walking tour last approximately 2 hours.

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