Halloween In Salem, Massachusetts


Boo! In for a spooky night? Salem, Massachusetts is living up to its name when it comes to celebrating Halloween. The “witch capital” of New England has a lot of hair-raising events stored for all ages. Join the month-long Halloween festivities at Salem and have the most thrilling night to remember! Just be sure to secure your accommodations first by choosing one of the best pet-friendly hotels or other vacation rentals in the city. Check out these exciting and spine-tingling things to do for your Halloween in Salem.

1. Go on a walking tour with voodoo, vampires, and ghosts (from USD 25.0)

Discover the legends and mysteries of Salem on a walking tour guided by expert historians and paranormal experts that will help you differentiate between fact and fiction. Hear the tales of the 1692 witch trials that led to Salem’s most haunting sites. Escape the tricks and go all in for the treat of real stories of voodoo, witchcraft, vampires, and ghost sightings of New England in this one and a half hour guided walking tour. If you’re a thrill-seeker, go on this tour in the dark night, or opt for an afternoon tour on the weekends.

Salem 'Voodoo, Vampires and Ghosts' History Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

1334 reviews

2. Walk through the history of Salem (from USD 26.0)

At the break of darkness, Salem becomes the perfect place to explore past and hear chilling stories. Take a stroll through the town on a one and a half hour history walking and haunting tour. Licensed guides and experts are here to give you the most accurate accounts on the town’s history, witchcraft, murders, bedlams, and more! Hear about the famous hysteria of 1692 and other witch trials in no less than the “witch capital” of New England. Experience the nightfall of spookiness while educating yourself of Salem’s dark past and stories surrounding it.

Salem Haunted History Tour

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

2749 reviews

3. Learn the haunting history of the witch capital (from USD 25.0)

Salem has long been associated with tales of witchcraft and morbid mishaps. Ideal for enthusiasts of haunted history, superstitions, and supernatural stories, this one hour and a half tour is a dimly-lit journey to haunted sites, cemeteries, and buildings with uninhibited and restless souls. Hear stories dripping with horror and historical facts of the infamous Salem Witch Trial from your expert guides that will leave your hair-raising and cold sweat trickling.

Haunted History of Salem Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

194 reviews

4. Go on hauntings and history of Salem walking tour (from USD 30.0)

Let local historians and experts guide you into the mysterious and dark history of Salem. Follow the trail of the past in this guided nighttime walking tour and be amazed by the architecture of the grand Chestnut street where prominent families lived. Meet real-life practicing witches and learn about their unfamiliar way of life and of those that came before them. Your night will end at the Burial Ground, the oldest cemetery in Salem and the second one in the state. Rated as one of Salem’s best and “must-do” tour, this is suitable for tourists of all ages.

History and Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 120 to 135 minutes

5025 reviews

5. Walking with the dead (from USD 18.0)

Brave enough to step inside the land of the dead on a Halloween night? Excite and at the same time scare yourself as you walk through the oldest documented burial ground of Salem. Hear the tales of the lives and deaths of the town’s residents that once walked the Earth and are probably walking with you as restless souls. With your expert guide, immerse yourself in the dark past of the town, learn the stories of key people like the presider of the witch trials- John Hathorne and that of Richard More, a renowned pilgrim.

Historical Salem Cemetery Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour

2 reviews

6. Witness witch trials (from USD 11.0)

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Enter the time machine and travel back to the 17th century Salem that was plagued with a supernatural phenomenon in this one-hour walking tour. Visit sites where witch trials have taken place, the former location of the First Church, and the Salem Meetinghouse where the accused witches were condemned to death. The tour concludes at Prison Lane where victims were forcefully incarcerated during trials. Some say their souls are still wandering the haunted place! Feel like reliving the past of watch trials with every step in this walking tour. Ready for this kind of Halloween? Book your tour now!

1692 Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem

Duration: 60 minutes

3 reviews

7. Visit a wax museum and witch village (from USD 13.0)

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Come face-to-face with eerie and spooky replicas of Salem’s notable figures like Nathaniel Hawthrone at the Salem Wax Museum and check out the interactive area that recreates the witch hysteria era. Walk down the street of the famous Salem Witch Village and see the Witch Trials Memorial that was built to commemorate the innocent victims of the 1692 witchcraft hysteria that confronted the olden Salem. Listen to the stories of your expert guide who is also a practicing witch as you traverse the indoor maze depicting important witchcraft history. This is a perfect activity for history fans especially on witchcraft and the medieval ages. Ready to have a little adrenaline rush and a lot of new things to learn? Here’s the perfect activity to book!

Salem Combo: Wax Museum and Witch Village

Duration: Flexible

13 reviews

8. Go on a midday haunted walking tour (from USD 11.0)

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See the dark side of the witch capital and hear the real anecdotes of its history in this one-hour walking tour. Enter the creepiest places in Salem, well-known haunted attractions, and have a little fright in their local cemetery. Know the paranormal activities going on in this spooky town and see the places where deaths and murders occurred the most. Go through this spine-tingling walking tour and take home haunted stories and facts with you. Talk about a wholesome tour!

Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

Duration: 60 minutes

9. Visit the Salem Witch Museum (from USD 14.0)

visit the salem witch museum

Gone are the days of witch trials; witch hunts; and burning at a stake, but relive the Salem of 1600s by making your way to the popular Salem Witch Museum. After all, this place is one of the things Salem is famous for. Explore the truth in the stories of the ancient ways of proving one’s innocence through the thirteen life-size settings depicting the past in the “Witches: Evolving Perception” exhibit. And finally, hear the enchanting and thrilling thirty- minute narration portraying the history of trials. Let your curious minds be fed and your thrill-seeking urge be filled by this tour at Salem Witch Museum.

Salem Witch Museum Admission Ticket

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10. Be a witch in the witch capital (from USD 90.0)

Halloween is the best time of the year to play dress up! Superheroes, cats, pumpkins, and of course witches are the typical go-to costumes. Where else is the best place to be a witch for a night than the witch capital itself? Enjoy a fun photo shoot as a witch or wizard in Salem. Complete with professional makeup artists, broomsticks, cauldron, crystal ball, and a whole lot more! There are over 300 theatrical costumes and backdrops to choose from, so certainly you will find that perfect witch or wizard get up for you! Take home photos and memories that you won’t surely forget.

Witch Dress-Up Photoshoot Experience in Salem

Duration: 45 minutes

3 reviews

Halloween in the town of the witches

This year celebrate Halloween in a place filled with mysteries, haunted tales, and witchcraft! Salem, the witchcraft capital of New England, has a lot of things in store for you. Be it delving into the dark history of the town through guided walking tours, putting on costumes and having photo shoots, and visiting museums and spooky villages, you will not run out of things to do. So make sure to book one of the activities listed above and make your Halloween memorable.

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