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Best Ghost Tour (2021)

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Where there's history, there are often haunts. Ghost tours offer thrills and chills, but also a unique insight into the history of a destination and the famous people who've lived there (and maybe still do). 

  • Nightly Spirits

    Nightly Spirits
    Multiple Cities

    Nightly Spirits are known for their haunted pub crawls at cities around the United States. Tour some of the most historic and haunted spots, drinks in hand, in cities like D.C., Denver, Dallas, Charleston, Houston or Boston. 
    Photo courtesy of Nightly Spirits

  • Mysteries of Hawaii

    Mysteries of Hawaii
    Oahu, Hawaii

    Mysteries of Hawaii offers four different walking tours, including a Ghosts of Old Honolulu Tour, Night Marchers’ Walk Ghost Tour and the Waikiki Night Marchers. The business is Native Hawaiian owned and operated, and tours are as educational as they are fun.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / gregobagel

  • Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

    Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
    San Antonio

    San Antonio began as a Spanish settlement in 1691, and it’s acquired its fair share of ghosts and restless spirits since. Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours take visitors inside the Menger Hotel (the most haunted hotel in Texas), one of the city’s first hospitals, the San Fernando Cathedral and the Bexar County Jail.
    Photo courtesy of Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

  • Black Cat Tours

    Black Cat Tours
    Salem, Mass.

    Evening walking tours with Salem Black Cat Tours take visitors back in time through the true history of Salem. Visit some of the city’s most haunted sites, learn about the tools used by early ghost hunters and hear stories of how the town inspired the horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe.
    Photo courtesy of Black Cat Tours

  • Ghost City Tours

    Ghost City Tours
    Savannah, Ga.

    Ghost City Tours take guests on a chilling journey through America’s Most Haunted City by night, visiting locations throughout the Historic District, including haunted mansions, squares, cemeteries, bars and hotels (where some guests never checked out).
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Marje

  • Bar Harbor Ghost Tours

    Bar Harbor Ghost Tours
    Bar Harbor, Maine

    You’ll recognize Bar Harbor Ghost Tours by their distinctive blue lantern. These nightly excursions give an overview of New England paranormal history from a Native American perspective. The tour includes exclusive nighttime access to the 1932 Criterion Theatre.
    Photo courtesy of Heather Anderson / Bar Harbor Ghost Tours

  • DC by Foot Ghosts of Georgetown

    DC by Foot Ghosts of Georgetown
    Washington

    The Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour from DC by Foot takes visitors through the historic streets of this iconic neighborhood to learn about its darker history. The tour, led by historians, is more humorous than scary, making it an excellent option for families.
    Photo courtesy of DC by Foot

  • Secrets of St Augustine/A Ghostly Encounter

    Secrets of St Augustine/A Ghostly Encounter
    Saint Augustine, Fla.

    Talented storytellers lead 75-minute walking tours of St. Augustine, spinning tales from more than 400 years of history while visiting sites like the Old City Gates, Tolomato Cemetery, Spanish Street and St. George Inn.
    Photo courtesy of Secrets of St Augustine Ghost Tours

  • New Braunfels Ghost Tours

    New Braunfels Ghost Tours
    New Braunfels, Texas

    A 90-minute walking tour with New Braunfels Ghost Tours takes visitors through downtown New Braunfels to learn about the historic town’s murderous history. Tours pair historical facts with engaging storytelling for a spine tingling evening out.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / dlewis33

  • Ghosts and Gravestones Tour in Key West

    Ghosts and Gravestones Tour in Key West
    Key West, Florida

    Take a voyage on the Trolley of the Doomed with your Ghost Host and visit Key West’s dark side on the Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour. Drive past the African Slave Cemetery, and visit Captain Tony’s Saloon, “where not all the spirits are stored in bottles.” Hear tales of a voodoo-cursed doll named Robert, learn of lost tombs and the notorious Lady in Blue, and stop at the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum to hear the tales of those who have haunted the city’s dark past.
    Photo courtesy of Ghost and Gravestones Tour of Key West

The top 10 winners in the category Best Ghost Tours are as follows:

  1. Nightly Spirits - Multiple Cities
  2. Mysteries of Hawaii - Oahu, Hawaii
  3. Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours - San Antonio
  4. Black Cat Tours - Salem, Mass.
  5. Ghost City Tours - Savannah, Ga.
  6. Bar Harbor Ghost Tours - Bar Harbor, Maine
  7. DC by Foot Ghosts of Georgetown - Washington
  8. Secrets of St Augustine/A Ghostly Encounter - Saint Augustine, Fla.
  9. New Braunfels Ghost Tours - New Braunfels, Texas
  10. Ghosts and Gravestones Tour in Key West - Key West, Florida

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning tours!

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