United States Destinations

Are you looking for United States Destinations that will fulfill your dark history and spooky travels? Look no further! The United States has hundreds of years of history.

If you are looking for dark history in the United States, the Salem Witch Trials ravaged the country with the hysteria that resulted in the deaths of innocent men and women. 

If you want to explore the United States, haunted destinations spooky history thrives in New Orleans. Check out the best ghost tours in New Orleans or the best ghost tours in Salem.

Looking for more dark history posts in North America or Europe? Check out the list of North American Destinations or European Countries full of dark history and spooky stories.

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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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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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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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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