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Whether it be real ghosts you're hunting through the streets of the Witch City, or you're just looking for for a frighteningly good time, Salem, Massachusetts offers a forbidden forest of haunted attractions and spirited pursuits.
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Salem’s Museum of Myths & Monsters
Pickering Wharf. (978) 745-7283
Visit Salem's oldest haunted attraction, indulging in America's fascination with classic haunting folklore. Enjoy terrifying special effects and shocking scares as you enter the lab of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the castle of Count Dracula!
The Museum of Hawthorne and Poe
Derby Street (diagonally across from Pirate Museum). (978) 745-7283
Feel the classic dark literature of two of New England's most famous writers. Enter dark corridors and chambers where you will encounter re-enactments of Poe's most frightening tales! Pit and the Pendulum, The Black Cat, Tell-Tale Heart, and more!
Derby Square Tours
Derby Square Tours was founded in 1983 by Salem historian Jim McAllister to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the rich history of Salem, Massachusetts. Derby Square Tours offers a full range of tour services and educational programs including Salem’s famous Witch Trial Trail and Terror Trail walking tours, held throughout October, that explore Salem’s Witch history and hauntings. See our calendar for tour times.
Spellbound Tours: Vampire and Ghost Hunt Tour
Tours Depart at 8pm from Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street. (978) 745-0138
Join supernatural expert Mollie Stewart or her paranormal investigators for a nightly journey around Salem’s dark edges in search of the ghosts of Salem! Visit some of Salem’s most notoriously haunted places and meet the ghosts that dwell within. Hear real ghost stories based on documented research and current investigations, and see ghost photos from these haunts on Spellbound Tours’ nightly Vampire & Ghost Hunt walking tour. Hear true stories of New England vampirism and learn the origins of vampire folklore and legends, the history of the real Dracula, and cases of modern vampirism. This is a true ghost hunt! bring your camera! Tours run from mid-april through November 30th, rain or shine. Additional tours are available in October! See our calendar for tour times.
Museums of the Curious and Macabre
The Hollywood House of Wax
XXXX Essex Street. Call (978) 745-0138
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190 Essex Street. Call (978) 745-0138
Authentic Supernatural Curios and Oddities
Visit New England’s only museum featuring authentic supernatural curios from around the world! See religious, historical, and cultural artifacts that will entertain and educate you. Learn about Hoodoo and Voodoo. See a rare mid-19th century “Vampire Killing Kit” directly from Europe. View items used to contact the spirit world. Experience America’s only “Ghost Gallery!”™ What equipment did the first “ghost hunters” use? See examples of faked psychic phenomena and psychic ghost photography, our collection of channeling and talking boards and much more! Don't leave town until you’s seen Salem’s most unusual museum! You may also purchase tickets to the nightly Vampire and Ghost Hunt Tour!
Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers
8 Central Street. (978) 744-5469
Enjoy a one-hour narrated tour and shuttle service to sites and attractions throughout the city of Salem. An 8-mile ride will take you on an entertaining journey through Salem’s past, present and future! There are 12 stops along the way where you are invited to disembark and visit historic museums, attractions and restaurants. Tickets are good all day.
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