30 Oct Our Top 6 Haunted Halloween Tours
Looking for some spooky sites to spend your Halloween? These are our favorites:
Romania: Count Dracula’s Castle
Travel to the mysterious and legendary Bran Castle in Romania for the scare of a lifetime. For 37 years, the Bran Castle served as a residence to many royal Romanian figures. Now the castle is open to the public as a museum. Inside you will see over 60 timbered rooms, connected with underground passages and narrow winding staircases. Furniture, weapons, and armor still reside in the castle from as far back as the 14th century.
Experience firsthand the myth the Bram Stocker created, Count Dracula and celebrate Halloween at the Bran Castle. Take a night tour of the castle led by Vlad the Impaler, watch the wicked fairies dance, and end the night with a themed party in the Royal Park.
Jack the Ripper in London, England
Where better to spend the spookiest night of the year than along Jack the Ripper’s bloodstained trail of terror? Journey back in time and tour through old alleyways, fog-covered streets, and courtyards of the East End of London, to the very places in which Jack the Ripper performed his murders. Take the Halloween tour to follow the very footsteps of the Ripper himself.
Queen Mary – Long Beach, California
Take a haunted tour through the entire Queen Mary ship on Halloween (including the off-limits areas where many hauntings have occurred). After the permanent docking of the Queen Mary, rumors were started that the ship was haunted. There are at least 49 known deaths of crew and passengers throughout the sailing life of the ship. Most of these hauntings are said to be ghosts of drowning victims, but the ship’s logs contain no record of any passengers drowning on the ship. For a truly authentic haunting experience, jump aboard the Queen Mary.
Ghost Tour in New Orleans
Take a ghost tour through what is often referred to as America’s most haunted city and experience the many haunted attractions New Orleans has to offer. Visit the LaLaurie Mansion where Madame LaLaurie kept her secret torture chamber, or the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 which is considered the most haunted cemetery in the United States. Tour the Myrtles Mansion which is known to be haunted by over a dozen ghosts and spirits, where many murders have taken place. Then stop over to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, one of the oldest surviving buildings in New Orleans, and catch the spirit of Jean Lafitte himself roaming the tavern. Visit the French Quarter where the Hotel Monteleone and its many spirits reside.
Charleston and Savannah Haunted Halloween Tour
Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia are known for their historic Civil War sites. What you may not know is that these are a few of the most haunted cities in the US. Take one of the many ghost and graveyard tours offered if you dare!
Charleston is home to the Dock Street Theatre – the first theatre built in America for theatrical performances, but also one of Charleston’s most haunted spots. Many have claimed to have seen a variety of ghosts hiding onstage and backstage.
Take a walk through Savannah’s haunted pubs and breweries. Tours will take you through some of Savannah’s most haunted sites where many have died and some say are still around to haunt the living.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is famous for its American Civil War sites. The city is also known for having immense reports of paranormal activity relating to these war sites. The three day bloodbath that resulted in a clash from the Confederate and Union armies has apparently left a few reminders of the event. Tales of phantom cries of soldiers, apparitions, and many ghost sitings have been reported since the event. From the battle, over 50,000 men were left dead or dying and most soldiers never received a proper burial and were left. Now, the spirits of those who were left are said to be still lurking around the town. Take a tour of the famous war site to experience history for yourself.
This Halloween, visit these haunted sites if you dare!
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