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We Found the 32 Absolute Spookiest Ghost Tours in the U.S.

From Los Angeles to Salem, Massachusetts—we've got you covered.

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SEAN GLADWELL

This spooky season, don't just settle for your neighbor's homemade haunted house—this year, how about heading to some areas that people say are truly haunted? Thanks to some data-digging from review site Yelp, we've been able to compile the top haunted ghost tours across the country for you to check out this Halloween—just be prepared to be scared out of your wits! These tours will give you goosebumps.

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Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours — San Diego, California

"I consider myself somewhat of a skeptic, but I did experience a few things that couldn't quite be explained," one Yelp review reads. "I had a few videos that had what looked like moving light spots, but there were no flashlights or headlights that could have caused it. No matter what you believe, this was such a wonderful, informative, and spooky experience!"

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Elle K. via Yelp
French Quarter Phantoms — New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter Phantom Tours have a TON of guided journeys for whatever you're into, be it true crime, ghosts, vampires, or scoping out cemeteries.

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Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours — Denver, Colorado

According to their website, the Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours combine storytelling and research to create a spooky walking tour of Denver. You'll be able to explore haunted sites, hear some scary stories, and learn even more about the city’s history.

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Ashley M. via Yelp
Genteel & Bard Savannah History & Ghost Tours — Savannah, Georgia

This tour of Savannah is the perfect blend of creepy history and fun paranormal stories pertaining to the area. According to one Yelp reviewer, there is a lot of walking going on, so bring some comfy shoes.

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Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours — Salem, Massachusetts

Right in the heart of where the Salem Witch Trials took place, this Massachusetts walking tour will let you in on the history of the spooky place. "I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking for a more historical and informational tour and not one that is gimmicky or cheesy," one Yelp review reads.

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Jingting W. via Yelp
Bad Wolf Ghost Tours — San Antonio, Texas

Bad Wolf Ghost Tours most popular attraction is a special tour that takes you through haunted pubs—get ready for some spooky spirits!

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New Orleans Ghost Adventures Tour — New Orleans, Louisiana

"This is a two-hour walking tour through the streets of New Orleans where you stop at certain buildings and hear stories," one Yelp reviewer said. "It's a great welcome to the city." Pro tip? Book the 8 p.m. tour for maximum spookiness.

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Mary M. via Yelp
Spooked In Seattle Ghost Tours — Seattle, Washington

Spooked In Seattly offers a ton of options, like their walking tours, haunted pub tours, bus tours, and even ghost hunts. "We've done countless ghost tours, but this has to be one of the most entertaining, informing, and—yes—spooky," one Yelp review reads.

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Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours — San Antonio, Texas

This San Antonio company offers two types of tours—a regular ghost tour, and another one that comes with a dinner and a ghost tour. San Antonio is a pretty paranormal-packed place, so you'll want to book this tour if you're headed to the Lone Star state.

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Mysteries of Hawaii — Honolulu, Hawaii

This spooky walking tour of Honolulu is packed with historical facts, urban myths, and ghost stories—all in a tropical setting.

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San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour — San Francisco, California

The Ghost Hunt Walking tour is a much-loved spooky season staple for the city. One San Franciscan even commented, "I have gone on the Ghost Hunt twice, and the next time I've got a friend in from out of town I'll happily go for a third time."

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Brandilyn M. via Yelp
Salem Black Cat Tours — Salem, Massachusetts

There are a ton of ghost and witch tours in Salem, but this one is very highly rated on Yelp. "It's easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of tours Salem has to offer, but if you were to do just one this should be it," one reviewer said.

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Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours — Brooklyn, New York

Arguably the greatest part of this New York ghost tour is that it includes sitting in a chic spooky trolley the whole time. You'll hear tales from the borough and tour it from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Navy Yards.

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Haunted History Ghost Tours of Seattle — Seattle, Washington

"We found the tour to be highly informative and entertaining," one Yelp review reads. "I was constantly being surprised by the stories and facts that [our guide] was able to share with us throughout our whole tour in regards to ghosts, paranormal activity and Seattle in general."

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Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours — Chicago, Illinois

This tour highlights—as its name suggests—famous locations where Chicago's very own gangsters frequented (and may still frequent in the afterlife).

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Ghosts of Denton — Denton, Texas

This year-round haunted history tour is a must-see if you ever find yourself in Denton. There are so many different ghost stories in the Texas town that the Ghosts of Denton tour tells different ones every night!

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Colonial Ghost Tours via Yelp
Colonial Ghosts Tours — Williamsburg, Virginia

If you want to be spooked, this is a ghost tour you should definitely be taking. Colonial Ghost Tours says that their particular stories are taken from they own research and interviews with people who have had first hand haunting experiences, not from folklore—I'm scared already!

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Nightly Spirits — Dallas, Texas

Nightly Spirits Historic Haunted Pub Tours give you an in-depth enjoying some "spirits" along the way.

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Aileen M. via Yelp
Preston Castle — Ione, California

You can book a tour to check out the haunted Preston Castle during any time of the year—but every October the castle puts on a haunted house to give an even spookier feel to the old building.

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Old Bisbee Ghost Tour – Bisbee, Arizona

This is the only ghost tour available in the 125-year-old town, and it has rave reviews for its hosts' storytelling abilities, so if you find yourself in Arizona, be sure to snag a spot ASAP.

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Dead of Night Ghost Tours — Plymouth, Massachusetts

"Jan and Bob were excellent guides," one reviewer said. "Passionate about what they do, enthusiastic, educated, very informed on the history and stories of this town rich in history and story. They led us on a lantern-lit tour and were clear and concise in relaying stories about Burial Hill Cemetery, the streets, certain 'haunted' homes and ancient townfolk."

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Kat W. via Yelp
Bar Harbor Ghost Tours — Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor Ghost Tours is a Native American and woman-owned company in Maine, and the company bases its spooky stories off of Wabanaki Indian spirit tales to give you a different look at the seaport village.

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Haunted Orange County — Orange County, California

Haunted Orange County has multiple locations across the California area. On their Black Star Canyon tour, guests have reportedly seen dark figures or "shadow people" moving alongside the trail beside them—and some have even said they've been touched. Spooky!

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Hilary K. via Yelp
Sorrel Weed House — Savannah, Georgia

If you're not into walking all over a city, a tour of the haunted Sorrel Weed House is perfect for you. You'll get a in-depth look at the history of the house, and the mysterious things that went on there.

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Diana B. via Yelp
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium — Louisville, Kentucky

One Yelp reviewer had quite the paranormal visit to The Waverly Hills Sanatorium. "While in the body chute, my husband and I were the last people in the group and we were all listening to the guide," the reviewer wrote. "On my left side where there is nothing but a brick wall, I distinctly felt/heard someone loudly sigh into my ear in an out of breath tone. I thought it was the other guide standing too close to me that stays at the back of the group to prevent people from splitting up, but when I looked back he was YARDS behind us."

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Carol I. via Yelp
New Braunfels Ghost Tours — New Braunfels, Texas

"This tour is legit. If you want a good dose of history, believable ghost stories with a lively storyteller than this is the tour for you. I didn’t want to go and ended up having a blast," a review on the New Braunfels Ghost Tours website reads.

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Roxayne S. via Yelp
Nightly Spirits — Washington, D.C.

This tour is the perfect blend of boos and booze. You'll head to four different pubs and six different haunted locations, which sounds like a great night during spooky season.

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Mickie M. via Yelp
Carolina History & Haunts — Charlotte, North Carolina

Carolina History & Haunts is perfect for those to learn a little bit more about the history (and haunts) of Charlotte—even those who live in the area!

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Historical Haunts — Memphis, Tennessee

Historical Haunts offers a ton of options for spooky tourists—a haunted pub crawl, a Haunted Memphis Bus Tour, a Memphis Ghost Walk and more!

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Tricia B. via Yelp
Seaside Shadows — Mystic, Connecticut

The tour guide for the Seaside Shadows actually grew up in a haunted house in Connecticut—which was actually investigated by the famous ghost hunters, the Warrens. Hear firsthand the spooky stories of Connecticut and also some first-hand stories of paranormal activity.

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