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Spellbound Tours is one of the oldest and most reputable tours in Salem. Their nightly tours cover the history of the most haunted places in Salem and their own experiences investigating them. Spellbound is the the only tour company in Salem that...more
Ticket Office is at the Magic Parlor 213 Essex Street, Tour meets in front of the Salem Visitor Center, Salem, MA 01970
+1 978-740-1876
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Dr. Vitka is a researcher at heart and it shows in the tours. He knows the history of Salem in and out. He is also willing to debunk many frivolous ghost photos and stories. The tour tells only those that have been verified. Further, the...More

4  Thank Scott W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 8, 2011

Mollie showed up 15 minutes late. She had no idea what itme it was and clearly had been under the influence of something, perhaps alcohol. She rushed along and spent more time calling local residents and tourists idiots than she did on the history of...More

6  Thank llara l
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best most thorough tour in the city and they even show you pictures of ghosts at the end. What's cooler than that? If you go on Halloween and Halloween only you get an I survived spellbound tours sticker. Seriously don't go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I did the nightime tour with Dr. Vitka as our guide. He did not disappoint! He was so knowledgable and passionate about Salem and the history. He gave the perfect amount of historical background to teach you things but also kept it...More

1  Thank rcrawford0322
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on such a great tour last night with Mike! He told us some very exciting and scary ghost, voodoo and vampire stories—some of which were his own experience. It was a great hour and a half walk with a great group. We absolutely recommend...More

1  Thank lvliet01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I joined the 8pm tour and found the beautiful town of Salem to be even spookier after dark. Mike was an excellent guide, taking is down a few unexpected paths and keeping the suspense high. Strongly recommend this tour to all.

1  Thank 880lindsayg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second year I’ve done this spellbound tour and it was just as good as the first time, Dr. Vitka honestly makes this tour for me. He’s knowledgeable about the information and answers any questions thrown his way. We went on the afternoon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on this tour! Being paranormal investigators ourselves, we often find some of the "ghost tours " we take to be cheesy and hokey. This was definitely not that. Guide had great knowledge of Salem history and haunts. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour!!! Lots of historical information. Had a great flare, made tour fun. Highly recommend this tour.

Thank redheadmama3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we chose this tour! It was at night which made it spooky and gave us the effect we wanted with great information! Would only recommend doing one tour as we did two with another guide and it was the same information. If you...More

Thank Cara F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 days in Salem did most of the museums and a number of tours but this one was awesome! Make sure it goes on your list!

Thank Krystal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dr. Vitka delivers the creepy history of Salem with authenticity and flair. Look no further for the best tour in the city!

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October 23, 2018|
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Response from Preacher2760 | Reviewed this property |
You will have to call them to determine if it is offered that night. When we went, he stated they do the tours rain or shine, so my hunch is that it will be.
Shannon B
April 19, 2018|
Response from Gennifer B | Reviewed this property |
It isn't scary, it could be a little creepy being it is at night and the stories they tell. it was a good tour interesting information with a great guide
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Denise B | Reviewed this property |
No, he just gives you tips on how to capture images on your camera. I wish I had heard about the other one though!