Spooky Walking Tours

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Albuquerque, N.M., offers a nightly Ghost Tour of Old Town, focusing on the city's spookiest district. Many of the buildings on the tour route are eerie at night, including Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel.
Baltimore's Westminster Burying Grounds and Catacombs is the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe. On the weekends before and after Halloween, trained Baltimore historians take visitors into the cemetery's catacombs.
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In Chicago, the Jane Addams Hull House is a featured stop on one of Weird Chicago's walking tours. About a century ago, rumor had it that a child of the devil landed on its doorstep. The early twentieth-century social activist Jane Addams denied the rumor.
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At night, street lighting causes a statue to cast a spooky shadow in front of the Gothic St Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. See it when you take the New Orleans Vampire Tour, which embarks nightly at 8:30 from this spot in Jackson Square.
If you take Manhattan's Ghosts of the City tour, be sure to ask about the dilapidated St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, where the 17th-century Dutch settler Peter Stuyvesant is interred—and where his spirit may still roam.
This colonial American tombstone shows an angel of death, symbolized by a winged skull, and can be found in the Old Burying Ground Cemetery in Salem, Mass. Learn about other scary spots in this hamlet by taking the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour.
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