North American Destinations

Planning on heading to North America? Want to explore the dark history and spooky travel in various North American Destinations?

From the Salem WitchTrials to the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans to a haunted doll named Robertina. The history and spooky travel stories from North America are incredible. 

Be sure to check out all of the posts about North American Destinations below.

Looking for more dark history posts in North America or Europe? Visit the United States Destinations page here or the Canadian Destinations page here. Check out the list of European Countries full of dark history and spooky stories here.

Do you love dark tourism, dark history or spooky travel? Check out more dark and spooky travel around the world here. You can also check out the Spooky Travel Guides for more dark travel inspiration.

If you love podcasts filled with a dark history and haunted ghost stories from all over the world, be sure to check out the Everything is Spooky in the Dark Podcast!

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Salem Massachusetts is well known for the infamous 17th century Salem Witch Trials, but the city is more than just witches. Salem is overflowing with a dark, creepy and macabre history. If you are looking for the best ghost tours in Salem MA, the Witch City has so many fantastic ghost tours to choose from. Spend your evening wandering around Salem’s

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New Orleans radiates a supernatural atmosphere and has some of the best haunted locations in the United States. Whether you are into ghosts or just want to learn some of New Orlean’s dark history there are a ton of ghost tours that will fill your evening with spine-chilling tales. If you are looking for a ghost tour that is filled

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Saskatchewan, one of the prairie provinces in Canada, is full of tiny towns and long-forgotten history. Saskatchewan ghost towns are scattered throughout the province just waiting to be discovered, crumbling with the life that used to thrive there. They’re filled with memories of times past, when people carved their lives out of nothing until the harsh Canadian winters grew to

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With a fascinating history that stretches back hundreds of years and involves one of the most horrific witch trials the United States has ever witnessed, Salem is also home to some of the most haunted places in Massachusetts. Although it’s most famous for the Salem Witch Trials, the witch city has plenty more haunted places that attract ghost hunters and

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The Charter Street Historic District has a sinister history tied to the dark romantic writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the district, on the corner of the Old Burying Point Cemetery, sits a large empty yellow house weathered by age, neglect and harsh New England winters. The Grimshawe House has a story to tell and I wanted to know more. While walking

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Deep in the rural valleys of Southern Alberta sits a little blue farm building full of unusual, strange objects. The Museum of Fear and Wonder is a unique rural museum full of haunted objects, out of commission ventriloquist dummies and a hallway full of historical ouija boards. The items contained within the museum have been purposely chosen to make you

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Boston is home to boundless intriguing history, from being the birthplace of the macabre mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe to being a city where so many political events took place that shaped the way America runs today. Because of its fascinating past, there are many interesting archival places to visit, including colonial cemeteries, such as the Central Burying Ground and

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Salem in Massachusetts is famous for the dark history which fell upon the city over 300 years ago when Puritans ruled the land with their strict authoritative rules. The dark tourism that surrounds The Salem Witch Trials has been an intriguing topic of conversation for more than three centuries, due to the intense wave of hysteria they caused throughout the

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Have you ever read a book and wanted to transport yourself directly into its world? I did just that when I visited the colonial House of the Seven Gables in Salem Massachusetts. Having just arrived in Salem, I made my way to my hotel with two backpacks on my back. I wonder what I looked like wearing two backpacks simultaneously?

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The witch city of Salem, Massachusetts holds a piece of history plucked straight out of the 17th century. Visiting The Witch House in Salem Massachusetts is like stepping back into history. Standing on the corner of North Street and Essex Street, the striking black Witch House is the only remaining structure from the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Luckily,

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The Old Burying Point Cemetery also referred to as the Charter Street Cemetery, is located right next to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial. Teeming with a history that overflows between the weathered tombstones that are collapsing due to the ravages of time. The Old Burying Point is Salem’s oldest graveyard and one of the three cemeteries with ties to the

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A ghost town filled with secrets, creepy mannequins, cats and buildings straight out of the wild west…the tiny hamlet of Rowley, Alberta has it all! More than your average ghost town, Rowley has its fair share of abandoned buildings and deserted railway cars. But the townsfolk, a meager population of eight, have transformed the place into a fascinating heritage site

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The Honey Island Swamp, named after the honey bees that used to call the area home, is a beautiful river swamp teeming with all sorts of incredible wildlife. Everyone always thinks I’m joking when I tell them the swamp I visited in Louisiana is gorgeous, but it really is! I love the way Spanish moss looks, draped over the cypress

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LaLaurie Mansion LaLaurie Mansion always makes it onto my list of the best haunted places in New Orleans. It’s got such a horrific and terrifying history of Madame Delphine LaLaurie torturing and performing medical experiments on her slaves. The building is said to still be actively haunted by the tortured souls who met their final demise at the house. Although

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New Orleans is a place where legends, folklore and scary stories flourish. Here the locals fully embrace the spooky scene, taking their superstitions and dark folklore seriously. In fact, there’s so much weight given to the dark side of the city that it’s common for landlords to mark their properties available for rent as being “Haunted” or “Not Haunted”, so

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Nicolas Cage and I have a few things in common. We both love haunted houses, New Orleans and how The Big Easy is a place unlike any other. Nicolas Cage loves haunted houses so much that he briefly owned the LaLaurie Mansion! More on this below. To quote him in an interview with The Advocate, “New Orleans is not like

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I often find myself wondering if I’m in Ukraine when living and travelling in Alberta. I’ve never been to Ukraine, so I have no idea what the country is actually like. But there’s a ton of Ukrainian immigrants in Alberta who brought with them all the best things from their home when they moved over. The result is some fascinating

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When I think of dark tourism, Canada is the last place that comes to mind. But when I really take a look around, I find there are way more sites historically associated with a tragedy here than I originally thought there were. I always think of Europe as a haven for dark tourists. Especially since this part of the world

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The highway to Elk Island National Park was a terrifying drive, largely due to the -26℃ winds that were hurling snow so thick I could barely see the road in front of me! Along Highway 16, I passed several cars and trucks that had managed to make their way into the ditch. I even saw one car that was flipped

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Jasper National Park is the perfect stop for your weekend getaway. Located in the province of Alberta, Jasper is calmer and less crowded than it’s Rocky Mountain counterpart Banff making it a great place to go for a weekend of rest and relaxation. Surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains make the cozy town a magical winter wonderland. Arriving in Jasper on

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Darkness comes to Fort Edmonton Park and I am ready to find out if I can finally be scared! Usually, I’m one of those people who are impossible to scare. But one of these days, I think I’ll be surprised and really have a fright-filled (but safe!) night in a spooky haunted house. Fort Edmonton Park is normally a living

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Every city, town and village on Earth seems to have its own ghost stories, with the spookiest tales usually set in locations with a tonne of history and culture. Anytime I think of ghosts, I always associate them with places that are creepy, abandoned and very old. That’s why I never really considered Edmonton, Alberta to be a particularly scary

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Alberta is a Canadian western prairie province that offers a range of stunning scenery, landscapes, and sights for the tourist to explore. From spending a day taking in the majestic Rocky Mountains to exploring the Badlands, seeing the Northern Lights and exploring one of Alberta’s many picturesque towns – there’s so much to do! Filled with the history of the

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The sun beamed down onto our car as we drove into town. Christina and I could feel a tangible spark of energy buzz through the air! My eyes were immediately drawn to Vulcan’s giant roadside attraction – a replica of the Star Trek starship USS Enterprise. We were ready to Live Long and Prosper in Vulcan Alberta. It was at this moment that I knew

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