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Wickedly Fun Ghost Tours You Can Take with Your Kids

Wickedly Fun Ghost Tours You Can Take with Your Kids

Filled with history, ghost tours offer families a fun way to explore a new city

Ghosts and goblins, gather ’round! Families looking for a spooky but history-filled experience should head straight for these kid-friendly ghost tours. More spooky than scary, these ghost tours offer a glimpse into the afterlife that you can’t find anywhere else. Choose daytime options through haunted houses for little ones who scare easily and flashlight night tours for those who aren’t afraid of the dark.

Heard dat?! Voodoo, Zombies and Vampire Legends Tour | New Orleans, LA

Explore the dark and treacherous history of New Orleans with ToursByLocals, offering the spooky excursion Heard dat?! Voodoo, Zoombies and Vampire Legends. A guide will meet you by the Mississippi River around sundown and lead you through the alleyways and haunted historical sites scattered about the French Quarter. Along the way, your guide—a sixth-generation New Orleanian whose ancestors came here in the early 1800s—will regale you with creepy stories and legends that haunt the area to this very day. Learn about zombie rituals and voodoo originating from Western and Central Africa that settled into New Orleans culture. Visit the Ursuline convent where the first legend of the vampire came. This family-friendly tour can be modified for all ages and includes a stop at Café du Monde for beignets. A scarier version of this tour for the ages 21 and up crowd drops by the Dungeon bar for a Bloody Mary instead.

Book here: toursbylocals.com

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Ghosts and Gravestones Tours | Key West, FL

Take a ride to Key West’s dark side and drive past the African Cemetery where 15 poor souls perished on their fateful journey and hear the ghostly tales of the famous Captain Tony’s Saloon where not all the spirits are stored in bottles. You’ll hear truly spooky tales of a mischievous doll named Robert whose nefarious powers are still wreaking havoc today and learn of lost tombs, sacred grounds, and the infamous Lady in Blue.

Book here: ghostsandgravestones.com/key-west

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Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House Walk with Spirits Tour | San Jose, CA

Attend the wake for a departed soul in the parlor of the famous Winchester Mystery House, ascend to the third floor to experience a Victorian-era seance, and end in the dark and foreboding basement, home to the famous “Wheelbarrow Ghost”. Can’t make this in-person tour? You can always check out the Winchester Mystery House 360º virtual tour

Book here: winchestermysteryhouse.com

Salem Black Cat Tours | Salem, MA

Whether you opt for the daytime history tour or the more eerie night tour, we know you’ll love learning all about Salem, MA and its spooky past from its humble beginnings as a city founded on the idea of peace for all, to the site of the largest incident of witchcraft hysteria in the modern world. Learn how it became the site of the first spilled blood of the Revolutionary War and played host to some of the most famous authors of all time. You can find even more Salem-area tours here

Book here: blackcatsalem.com

Haunted History Ghost Tours | Seattle, WA

Take this tour with professional paranormal investigators to discover all the hidden history of Seattle. Stories and evidence have been collected from over three decades of experience living in Seattle so you know they are meticulously researched. Sceptics and believers are both welcome! 

Book here: hauntedhistoryseattle.com

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