What We Do
Take a tour with the company that has been voted one
of the 10 Best Ghost Tours in the US, two years in a row
by USA Today Readers!
Salem Black Cat Tours offers a unique adventure that delves into the true history of the city and its legacy of terrifying hauntings. Our guides are master storytellers, and will immerse you in the fascinating tales of the city where great stories begin! We offer an assortment of different tours, including pure historic tours, ghostly night tours, and Salem's first and spookiest Adults-Only Moonlight Prowl tour. Each tour takes about an hour and a half to two hours depending on your group's speed and number of questions, with the exception of the Prowl which is one hour, due to City Ordinances. You will not be rushed at any time as we want you to have a full experience! The distance we travel is less than a mile, but we do suggest comfortable footwear and appropriate dress for the season. We go out rain or shine, and have umbrellas for our guests, but you are welcome to bring your own! Cameras are welcomed and strongly encouraged, however recording of more than 5 minutes of our tour is not allowed!
All of our history has been thoroughly researched by us and fact checked by experts in the field and local historians. All of our ghost stories are true accounts as have been told throughout the centuries in Salem's history, or newer stories that have been corroborated by multiple witnesses.
Our tours have consistently received top ratings on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google Reviews, Facebook, and more!
Who We Are
Salem Black Cat Tours is owned and operated by Lara and Daniel Fury. Together they have nearly 30 years of experience as historical guides to share with you! Their special areas of expertise are on the maritime history and pirates who have plundered our shores and the romantic literary figures who have graced our fair city, as well as the many, many tales of hauntings that are assured to send a chill up your spine! Daniel and Lara have been featured on the Travel Channel and History Channel as experts on both Salem's History and Hauntings!
In 2019 they published their first book, Black Cat Tales: History and Hauntings of Old Salem, and have gone on to start their own publishing company, Black Cat Tours Press, under which they have published the first in a series about Salem's historic cemeteries, "If These Stones Could Speak: The History and People of the Old Salem Burying Point."
Our Guides are some of the most talented storytellers in the Greater Boston area, and are a delightfully eclectic mix of actors and historians, each with their own particular specialties and stories. When you take a tour with Black Cat, you will always have a completely unique experience, as we are unscripted, meaning we can include any particular areas of interest for your group AT ANY TIME!
Our Feline Companions
Our black cats are Rameses The Great, who does not join us on the tours, but is a longtime Salem resident and our research assistant. We also have the Twins, Kaoru and Hikaru, a pair of absolute troublemakers. Our other black cat is the spectral Gypsy, who is no longer with us physically, but whom you may see with us out and about exploring!