If there is one city you'd expect to have a lot of ghosts, it would be Salem, Massachusetts. When people talk about the most haunted cities to visit, Salem almost always comes up on the list.
Here at Ghost City Tours, we have always taken great pride in researching the history and people associated with the hauntings we feature on our Ghost Tours. Salem is no different. Before opening our Ghost Tours in Salem, we spent many months researching the ghost stories and seeing what is true and what is simply folklore. Below, we have put together a list of the most haunted places in Salem. These are all locations where we have verified that ghosts actually haunt. We also corrected some of the common misconceptions about a number of the ghost stories being told.
Nothing will replace a great ghost tour. So while we hope you enjoy the articles about Salem's most haunted places, we also hope you'll join us for a ghost tour in Salem - so we can show you these locations and tell you even more ghost stories about them!
Perhaps the most famous haunted Cemetery in Salem, the Burying Point Cemetery has seen a lot over the course of Salem's history. Perhaps this is why so many ghosts haunt this place.
On our Ghost Tours, we take you to the Burying Point Cemetery and tell you the stories of the ghosts which haunt here. But, for now, go ahead and read about the history and ghosts of Burying Point Cemetery.Learn more about the ghosts of Burying Point Cemetery
The Witch House may be the most famous haunted house in Salem. As the only building remaining that has a connection to the Witch Trials, the Witch House garners a lot of attention from people visiting Salem.
On our Ghost Tours, we make a stop outside of the Witch House - but if you can't wait to learn more about it, click the article below to get started learning more about the ghostly locationLearn more about the haunted Witch House.
After many years of debate, historians now (mostly) agree that Proctor's Ledge was the site of the hangings of the Salem Witch Trials. Now, the hauntings here start to make sense.
For over 200 years, the rumors of Proctor's Ledge being haunted have circulated through Salem. Now that we know this is where many innocent people were hanged we have ideas of who might be haunting it.Learn more about the ghosts of Proctor's Ledge
Along with the Burying Point Cemetery, the Howard Street Cemetery is one of Salem's most famous haunted Cemeteries. The site where Giles Corey was flattened between two stones, it should come as no surprise that this Cemetery is said to be haunted.
In the article linked below, you'll learn a lot about Howard Street Cemetery and why we think it is one of the most haunted places in Salem, Massachusetts.Learn more about the ghosts of the Howard Street Cemetery
If there is one place in Salem that is sure to be haunted, it is the Old Salem Jail. While it might not be a jail anymore the building which sits where the jail was located is haunted by more than a few ghosts - not all of them friendly.
You can click the link below to read more about one of the most paranormal spots in all of Salem.Learn more about the haunted Old Salem Jail
The House of the Seven Gables might be the most well-known house in Salem - although the Witch House may give it a run for its money. Today, the House of the Seven Gables is well-known as one of Salem's most haunted houses.
Who might be haunting this house? In the article below, and on our Ghost Tours, we go into the history of the House of the Seven Gables and tell you who we think may be haunting it.Learn more about the House of the Seven Gables
One of the most haunted houses in Salem, the Pickman House has been well-known as the home to many ghosts for hundreds of years. Even passer-byers to the house have reported seeing the ghosts of apparitions in the windows and grounds.
While you cannot go inside of the Pickman House, it is still a very interesting house to view from the outside. Of course, being respectful to the occupants, we highly suggest seeing the Pickman House if you're a fan of ghosts and hauntings.Learn more about the haunted Pickman House
The Joshua Ware House is one of Salem's most historic homes - and if people are to be believed, it is also one of the most haunted houses in Salem.
Learn more about the Joshua Ward House, along with the ghosts who are said to haunt it, by clicking the link below.Learn more about the Joshua Ward House
Many people who are coming to Salem are looking for the 'total paranormal experience'. This often means finding a haunted restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. If this sounds like you, Rockafellas might be the place you're looking for.
Known as one of the most haunted restaurants in Salem, Rockafellas seems to be home to more than a few ghosts. Learn more about the hauntings and ghosts about Rockafellas.Learn more about the Ghosts of Rockafellas
If you're looking for a haunted place in Salem, you don't have to look much further than the Merchant. Long known for being one of the most haunted places in Salem, it had to be on our list.
With a connection to the Salem Witch Trials, it might not surprise people that this location is haunted. However, who are the ghosts which are seen here?Learn more about the Ghosts of the Merchant
Made famous for being in the movie 'Hocus Pocus', the Ropes Mansion has been famous in Salem for much longer. It has also been regarded as a haunted place in Salem for even longer.
Why would this beautiful mansion be haunted? Could it be due to the deaths with happened in the house? In addition, could the ghosts which haunt this home be responsible for the strange fires which have taken place here?Learn more about the haunted Ropes Mansion
With a name like Gallows Hill, it probably doesn't surprise you to learn that this is one of the most haunted areas in Salem. For a long time, this was rumored to be the location where the Witch Trial Hangings took place - but the history doesn't back this up.
Regardless, the area around Gallows Hill has long been rumored to be haunted by the people who died in Salem. Who could be haunting this area?Learn more about the Ghosts of Gallows Hill
The Salem Old Town Hall seems to be the place where many spirits and ghosts have chosen to spend the afterlife in Salem. For over 150 years, the stories of ghosts and hauntings have been coming from the Old Town Hall.
On our Salem Ghost Tours, we often make a stop at the Old Town Hall to tell you the creepy story of why this is one of the most haunted places in Salem.Learn more about the haunted Old Town Hall
The Salem Inn is the perfect place to stay, in Salem, if you're looking for a room with a ghost or two. Over the years, an untold number of guests who have been staying at the Salem Inn have reported ghostly apparitions bothering them in the night.
Who could be haunting the Salem Inn and why are they still here? We'll dive into the history of this location and tell you why we think it is one of Salem's most haunted places.Learn more about the haunted Salem Inn
Located on Lowell Street, you'll find one of the most haunted places in Salem - and with a name like Bunghole Liquors, we know you're interested.
While we do not go here on our Ghost Tours, it is still an important place to know about if you're looking for the most haunted places in Salem. Who could be haunting this former funeral home in Salem, Massachusetts?Read about the ghosts of Bunghole Liquors
Inspiring Hawthrone himself, the Grimshawe House should be on any list of 'most haunted places in Salem'. It made out list, after all!
There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not the Grimshawe House is haunted or not - but based on eye-witnesses, it seems that the Grimshawe House has more than a few ghosts haunting it.Read about the haunted Grimshawe House
If you're into books and ghosts - or even books about ghosts - the Wicked Good Books store is for you. Widely regarded as one of the most haunted places in Salem, Wicked Good Books should be on you itinerary while visiting Salem.
Who, or what, is haunting this bookstore? Read more to find out our thoughts.Read about the haunted Bookstore