The Darker Side of the City by the Sea
Did you know Newport is 380 years old and was plagued by pirates for much of that time? A city with this much tumultuous history is bound to be haunted.
When you think of haunted New England, the colonial town of Newport should instantly spring to mind. With a history of inexplicable tragedies, mass executions, and bone-chilling encounters, Newport has no shortage of eerie locations and mysterious legends that are sure to send a volley of chills down your spine.
“This tour was eye-opening! I visit every summer, but I had no idea Newport could be so creepy at night!”
What is the Newport Ghost Tour About?
Centered on famous local accounts of tragic events and haunted hotspots, the Newport Ghost Tour is like no other experience in town. Enjoy a frighteningly entertaining evening as knowledgeable guides introduce you to a lineup of Newport’s most infamous haunted sites. From the appearance of abandoned ghost ships approaching the harbor to phantom faces glimpsed through the windows of one of Rhode Island’s oldest churches, you will hear the stories that turn Newport’s illustrious history into truly chilling phenomena when the sun goes down.
What You Will See On This Tour:
Our tour will take you on a creepy mile of locations known for eerie local legends and ghostly activity, like:
- The phantom soldiers of the Old Colony House
- The historic hauntings at the White Horse Tavern
- The disembodied voices of the Rose Island Lighthouse
- The frightening screams from the Newport Tower
- And so much more…
Join expert local guides to explore the darker, more ominous, side of the picturesque summer destination that is Newport. Unexplained sounds, otherworldly encounters, and chilling sensations may be some of the souvenirs you take home with you after your visit.
Discover the iconic landmarks and eerie locations that make Newport one of the most haunted cities in Rhode Island.
“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.” - George A. Romero
Meeting point address: Washington Square Park
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Parking: Newport Visitor Center
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January 17th 2024
"Our tour guide James was wonderful! We had a great night learning all about the ghosts of Newport. H ... "
January 16th 2024
"James was an amazing tour guide"
Denise Chartier DeMarco
January 8th 2024
Please arrive to the designated meeting location before your tour’s start time, or they may leave without you! Your email confirmation will verify map and meeting location.
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This tour is a walking tour.