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California, United States Ghost & vampire tours

Our most recommended California, United States Ghost & vampire tours

San Jose: Winchester Mystery House Tour

1. San Jose: Winchester Mystery House Tour

Come explore the fascinating Victorian mansion built by Winchester rifle heiress, Sarah L. Winchester. Marvel at this vast, strange and unusual place. Take a 65-minute guided tour of this architectural marvel, built for 38 years from 1884. Experience beautiful stained glass windows, ornate parquet floors, and turn-of-the-century craftsmanship. Discover strange oddities such as doors to nowhere, stairs to the ceiling, and windows in the floor. See rooms bare with remnants of the 1906 earthquake damage, and others furnished with lounge chairs, grand pianos, and chandeliers. After your tour, walk round the beautiful the gardens, and enjoy the fresh flowers, picnic benches and palm trees. Try your hand at axe throwing or the shooting gallery for an additional charge, or browse for souvenirs at the gift shop.

LA: Medieval Torture Museum Ticket with Ghost Hunting

2. LA: Medieval Torture Museum Ticket with Ghost Hunting

Gain entry into the Medieval Torture Museum in Los Angeles with this attraction ticket. Discover one of the largest torture museums in the United States. Explore the museum with an audio guide and learn about the terrible history of punishment, torture, and executions from humanity's darkest times. Enter the 6,000-square-foot exhibition and get your audio guide from the greeter. Follow the guide's instructions to learn about the hundreds of examples of torture, interrogation, restraint, and execution devices. Explore the museum at your own pace, seeing a variety of grisly instruments of torture and execution from throughout human history. Gain a greater understanding of how the devices worked by viewing the wax sculptures depicting executioners and victims. While you explore the museum, you can also participate in the thrilling Ghost Hunting Experience by downloading the app.

San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

3. San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

While San Diego is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and abundance of points of interest, not many people know about the city's darker side. Discover San Diego's long history of unnerving deaths, mysterious occurrences, and ominous sides on a fun and informative guided tour. Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in San Diego. First, venture into the sleepy streets of the Mission Hills neighborhood, where Pioneer Park is transformed at night. Continue to Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and learning about the notorious past of this city full of gunslingers, gamblers, ladies of the night, and many more unsavory characters. Finally, the tour includes a tour of the grounds and exterior of the Whaley House, where many reported paranormal occurrences have taken place.

One Day Tour Las Vegas to Death Valley & Rhyolite Ghost Town

4. One Day Tour Las Vegas to Death Valley & Rhyolite Ghost Town

Take a private day trip from Las Vegas to Death Valley. Explore a harsh landscape of dunes, canyons, and volcanic craters. Learn about the history of the area as you pass the Harmony Borax Works and Zabriskie Point. Visit the ghost town of Rhyolite, inhabited for only 12 years during the gold rush.  After pickup, drive out to Death Valley National Park with your guide. At over 3 million acres, the park is host to some of the country’s driest, hottest, and harshest conditions. Experience a unique landscape of mountains, canyons, and colorful rocks, and admire panoramic views at Zabriskie Point. Pass the Harmony Borax Works and learn about the important role the industry played in the history of Death Valley. Reach the ghost town of Rhyolite, inhabited for a short time between 1904 and 1916. Explore its now desolate buildings and infrastructure that sprung up during a gold rush boom. Enjoy stunning views over the Mojave Desert to the south as you drive out of Death Valley. Make your way back to Las Vegas, where you will be dropped off to end the day trip.

San Francisco: The Haunt - Ghost Hunting Walking Tour

5. San Francisco: The Haunt - Ghost Hunting Walking Tour

Prowl through Gold Rush-era neighborhoods after dark, armed with ghost-hunting tools to seek out paranormal activity in San Francisco. The Haunt is San Francisco’s real ghost-hunting excursion, with storyteller guides sharing dark tales of the city’s haunted past. Meet by nightfall in the Jackson Square Historic District, a Gold Rush-era neighborhood of eerie Victorian architecture. Your tour guide will outfit everyone with an E.M.F. meter that you’ll use throughout the paranormal investigation. From there, enter the old neighborhood, hearing about the forgotten graves and ships buried beneath. Down quiet alleyways, learn of the destruction of the Great Earthquake of 1906, and the residual hauntings that still plague the neighborhood. At any point, you might detect E.M.F. activity, and you'll investigate further using tools such as dowsing rods and a Spirit Box. In Chinatown, hear of the tragedies that mark the neighborhood’s past, including the true crimes whose energies still linger, from a mysterious death in a historic theater to the city’s biggest massacre at the Golden Dragon. End the investigation with a ceremony to honor whatever spirits joined the group with a ritual to ensure that nothing follows you home.

San Francisco: Ghosts, Gold, and Ghouls Guided Walking Tour

6. San Francisco: Ghosts, Gold, and Ghouls Guided Walking Tour

Set off on a San Francisco ghost tour through 8-12 different sites around the downtown area. Meet your experienced tour guide at Union Square and embark on a one-hour tour through the Nob Hill area. Perfect for first-time visitors and locals alike, this tour is great way to see the amazing sites of the affluent neighborhoods while getting a feel for the city's ghostly atmosphere.  See a side of the city seldom witnessed. Take a walk past by haunted hotels, streets, clubs, and office buildings. Learn about the ancient Mayan secrets of the Sutter buildings, the famous tragedies that haunt The Westin St. Francis, and the devastation and heartbreak that followed the great earthquake of 1906, which has literally and figuratively haunted the city for over a century. Find out about the terrible night that lead to Fatty Arbuckle's blacklisting from the film industry. After the gold rush of 1849, San Francisco became a beacon of hope and prosperity, but not everyone can strike gold, and inevitably, many people seeking fame and fortune found tragedy instead; their stories are likely to disturb and frighten you. These events throughout history continue to have an impact on the area, and the accounts you'll hear on this tour reveal that these hills have just as much horror as happiness.

San Diego: Haunted Historic Whaley House - Self-Guided Tour

7. San Diego: Haunted Historic Whaley House - Self-Guided Tour

Travel back to 1800s San Diego as you explore the family home of Thomas Whaley on a self-guided tour. After a 5-minute introduction, walk through the Whaley House Museum at your own pace and ask the docent in each room any questions you may have. For those who have an affinity for the paranormal, San Diego’s famed Whaley House is widely regarded as the most haunted house in America. With its rich and dark past, spine-tingling cases of spiritual encounters, and inexplicable events, its haunted pedigree is second to none. Get a glimpse into the past at a house that’s been viewed as an integral part of Old Town San Diego since 1857. With more than a century in the making, the Whaley House Museum holds an impressive amount of San Diego heritage. Recognized as the oldest two-story brick-structure south of Monterey California, the Whaley House features magnificent Greek Revival architecture along with an unrivaled historical timeline encompassing San Diego’s second county courthouse, a lively theater, a charming general store, and a prominent family home.

LA Ghosts : Terrors of Tinseltown Tour

8. LA Ghosts : Terrors of Tinseltown Tour

This Los Angeles ghost tour takes you through 8-12 different sites around the Hollywood Boulevard area, each one bringing the paranormal excitement to a boiling point. As you walk through Hollywood’s golden age on this 1-hour walking tour, you’ll marvel at the famous, oft-photographed buildings on the city’s Walk of Fame, all the while delving in to the ghostly presences that haunt the boulevard to this day. Ambling along the fabled throughway, become enraptured by your guide’s accounts of murder, obsession, and the dark dealings that crack through Hollywood’s glitzy façade. Pass by the TCL Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Pantages, and more. Take an uncompromising look at the ebbs and flows of fortune that underly Los Angeles’ smiling exterior, and the apparitions that assure that time will not be forgotten.

San Diego Ghosts: Gaslamp Haunted Tour

9. San Diego Ghosts: Gaslamp Haunted Tour

Walk around San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter and get acquainted with the spookier side of town. This walking tour shows you around some of the best-known haunted locations on the West Coast. You’ll meet your guide by the Balboa Theatre, which has been a downtown fixture since the 1920s. You’ll head to eight spooky, haunted sites, including the infamous Davis-Horton House. Investigate a 50-year-old unsolved murder at Old City Hall. Find out what lies behind the front door of Eddie O’Hare's Law Office. Also, search for the eyeless ghost of a little boy at the Carriage Works. If you're up for it, end your tour with an optional sweet treat at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop. This is much more than an ice cream shop. You can hear a former movie theater employee screaming for something other than ice cream.

San Diego: Old Town Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

10. San Diego: Old Town Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the haunted side of Old Town San Diego, California, on this ghost-themed walking tour that’s entertaining for all ages. Learn about the history and hauntings of Old Town San Diego alongside a local guide. Begin your spooky adventure with an introduction to San Diego's haunted past from a guide who is an expert in San Diego’s history, hauntings, and ghosts. Then, head off to visit the Whaley House Museum and more of the most haunted locations in San Diego. By the end of the tour, you will have plenty of things to talk about with friends and family after learning all the scary insider stories of the city.

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I really enjoyed the tour. About an hours walk. We go up some of the hills so be ready for that. The tour guide Jamie was cool. Really got into the details and was overall a great tour guide. Maybe next time I’ll do the extended tour.

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide, Paul, was super knowledgeable and really made the experience memorable.

Our tour was awesome and our guide, Paul, was excellent. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun!

Wonderful Experience, the guide was extremely knowledgeable about haunted LA history.

I love walking tours. Cassie was very knowledgeable. I would book with her again.