Ghost Tours in NJ: 15 Historical Tours This Halloween


Get ready to get spooked—did you know the Garden State is full of mysterious historical hauntings? Yup, whether they are real or urban legends, you can find out on one of the ghost tours in NJ in historic towns with a few inexplicable, actively spirited spots. Learn about the haunted history of Bernardsville, Asbury Park, and Cape May, where you can use your imagination (and perhaps see a ghostly apparition) while you hear about the mysterious ghosts and their stories. Scroll down for these ominous tours, many of which are open to all ages (though some have scary extras that might not be suitable for littles), but if you want something more family-friendly, check out other ways to celebrate Halloween in NJ, too. (featured photo credit: Cape May MAC)

(Note: It’s always best to check ahead for in-person events.)

South Jersey Ghost Tours

Atlantic City Ghost Tour
Nightly year-round

Explore the Warner Theatre, which opened at the end of the roaring 20s, learn about the floating man in Caesar’s Atlantic City, or hear more about the pre-Civil War history at Bally’s.
Cost: $25 for adults; kids are free
Rainforest Cafe, 2201 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Cold Spring Village
Select Fridays and Saturdays

Whether you are looking for Ghoul Spring Village or the Ghost Walk, there are family-friendly options for both in Cape May.
Cost: $14 per person
720 US 9, Cape May, NJ 08204

Ghost Capers Haunted Cape May Ghost Tour
Multiple dates in October

Learn about the stories behind closed doors in the historic homes and hotels of Cape May. This tour is focused on history, not horror, so bring the whole family.
Cost: $20
700 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Ghosts of Cape May by MAC
Various tours and dates

Explore the supernatural history of Cape May with a ghoulish menu of some of the best and most interactive ghost tours in NJ. Try the Ghost of Cape May Trolley Tour if you want to sit back and listen to spooky stories on a scenic trolley. Fans of Hocus Pocus? Discover Cape May’s witchy Spellbound Sisters during the Phantoms of the Physick Estate: The Spellbound Sisters, a dramatic play that unfolds within the mysterious Physick Estate. Or take the Spirits and Oddities Trolley Tour around to a look at the macabre side of Victorian Cape May.
Cost: Prices vary per tour
Cape May, NJ 08204

Ghost Tour of Ocean City

Walk by candlelight while listening to tales of the unknown and folklore of the shore on the Ghost Tour of Ocean City. The Ghost Tour is based on the book Ghost Stories of Ocean City.
Cost: $18 for adults, $12 for ages 4-12
The corner of 9th Street and Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226

Historical Society of Haddonfield Haunted Walking Tours
Fridays and Saturdays in October

These haunted walking tours throughout October show a haunted side to the charming town of Haddonfield. The popular walking tours are based on a Haunted Haddonfield series of books, with stories and legends about haunted sites throughout the town.
Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under
343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Historical Society of Moorestown Living History and Ghost Tour
October 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Take an October evening stroll to learn about Moorestown’s history, mystery, and ghosts. This year’s tour is interactive with local historical figures such as Alice Paul, the Women’s Rights activist John Woolman, Abolitionists Thomas Moore, Edward Harris, and the Marquis de Lafayette.
Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for historical society members and senior citizens, $10 for students, and 6 and under are free
12 High Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057

Mount Holly Tours
Select Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October

Mount Holly has two options, whether you are looking for a historical walking tour or a haunted history tour. Families are welcome since the ghost stories retell local legends and historical events without being scary.
Cost: $15-$20
128 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Central Jersey Ghost Tours

Haunted History Tour Bordentown
Weekends starting October 6-29, open Halloween week
Learn about the haunting history tales of Bordentown with the Clara Barton Route and the Hilltop Route. This tour is family-friendly, and the ghost stories and paranormal experiences retell legends and historical events reported in Bordentown throughout the centuries.
Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for kids
Old Town Pub, 135 Farnsoworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ 08505

Jersey Shore Ghost Tours
Fridays in October
Choose a tour in Red Bank or Keyport and explore the ghost stories of Monmouth County. Learn about the pirates and rumrunners in Keyport, the ghost of the Dublin House in Red Bank, or book a private tour.
Cost: $15 for adults, $13 for kids
8 Main Street, Keyport, NJ 07735, or 30 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Paranormal Tower – Ghosts and Legends Downtown Tour
Fridays and Saturdays
You’ll uncover secrets of the Jersey Shore with a lantern-led walk through Asbury Park’s historic downtown district. As you walk through, you’ll visit a ghastly crime scene and uncover the truth behind some of New Jersey’s most infamous ghosts. All tours feature local legend, history, and results from Paranormal BC hands-on ghost-hunting expeditions.
Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for kids
621 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Allaire Historical Village Night of Frights
October 13

One of the more eerie ghost tours in NJ is the unassuming Allaire Village at night. Experience storytelling at the Chapel, a special night out at the Blacksmith Shop, get your fortune told at the Manager’s House, and see if you spot the spirits at  Mr. Allaire’s Macabre House and the Carriage House.
Cost: adults are $18, children are $12
4265 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale, NJ 07727

North Jersey Ghost Tours

15th Annual Woodbridge Ghost Walk
October 7
Meet the famous and infamous residents that reside on the streets of Downtown Woodbridge, where you will meet the Diva of Darkness, Mistress of Madness, and a few others along the way. This walking tour is family-friendly, but don’t let that fool you—these mysterious characters can still give you a chill.
Cost: $15; strollers are free
Tanzman Park, Pearl St, Woodbridge, NJ 08776

Haunted Bernardsville
October 14
Spend the evening outdoors, walking through the Olcott district and touring historical locations from all centuries and decades. During this tour, you will listen to the town’s famous and infamous folks from the world beyond on this very special ONE-NIGHT ONLY event. From the prominent political figure and fashionable Millicent Fenwick to the ghost that haunts the Bernardsville Cinema, thrilling entertainment lurks at every corner—and you may even see Phyllis, the resident ghost at the old Bernardsville Library.
Cost: $25 in advance
Bernardsville Train Station

The Proprietary House – A Haunted Lantern Walk
October 28
Take a ghostly tour throughout history with a visit to St. Peter’s Graveyard, where you’ll learn about Perth Amboy’s spirited past. After, there will be hot cider and sweets.
Cost: $25 in advance & $30 at the door
149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ, and Kearny, NJ 

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Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.