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America’s Best Pet Friendly Ghost Tours | GoPetFriendly


There’s nothing better than putting a little howl into your Halloween celebration. And taking your pup on a pet friendly ghost tour is a fiendishly perfect way to celebrate the holiday!

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Taking a pet friendly ghost tour is a popular activity around Halloween. But these tours are a fun way to learning the history of some of America’s oldest cities any time of the year!

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Take A Pet Friendly Ghost Tour

When looking for a pet friendly ghost tour, focus on walking tours conducted exclusively outdoors. These tours are more likely to welcome your furry partner in crime.

There are some tour operators who believe dogs are especially sensitive to the paranormal and will make special accommodations for them. If you find a tour you really want to take, and it involves going inside building or riding on a bus, ask if they’ll allow you to bring your pet in a carrier or stroller.

Plan Ahead

Naturally, October is a very popular month to take a pet friendly ghost tour. Expect to book your place in advance, because few tour operators allow walk-ins. (Those that do are noted below.)

Check the company’s website carefully for information on how to make reservations and where to join the tour. Keep in mind that many tour companies offer non-spooky tours as well, if you have small kids or scaredy cats.

Alabama

Huntsville – Huntsville Ghost Walk

These seasonal ghost walks happen every Friday and Saturday night in September and October. You can choose one of three guided tours through the Twickenham District, the Old Town District, or the Downtown District and leashed dogs are welcome on the walking tours.

Arizona

Bisbee – Old Bisbee Ghost Tour

The Old Bisbee Ghost Tour happens 7 nights a week between October and May and 5 nights a week between June and September. The tours last about ninety minutes and has been joined by dogs, cats, and pigs! The ghost tour is pet friendly, as long as pets are well-behaved and can be carried or are leashed for the duration of the tour. (Only service animals are permitted to join the Ghost Hunts or Haunted Pub Crawls.)

Brindle dog in a green harness in Bisbee, Arizona where scorpions are common

 

California

Eureka – Old Town Haunted History Tours

Discover the spooky side of Eureka’s history in this two-hour walking tour! Pets are welcome with one limitation: the tour stops at an inn where dogs are allowed inside, but only in the hallways; someone must stay in the hall with the dog when the rest of the tour goes into various hotel rooms.

Los Angeles – LA Ghosts

Explore the scary side of Tiseltown in this hour-long tour that covers just under a mile. Buy your tickets online then meet the group to begin your tour. Pets are welcome but must not disturb the tour.

San Diego – San Diego Ghosts

The San Diego Ghost Tour visits 8-12 different sites around the Gaslamp Quarter for a spooky, tension-filled experience. Tours begin outside the Balboa Theatre. The standard tour lasts an hour or you can take an extended tour for even more chilling history. Pets may join the tour as long as they don’t disturb anyone.

San Francisco – Haunted Haight Walking Tour

This ghost tour lasts two hours and does not include any hills. Well-behaved, leashed pets may join the walk and there are two public parks on the tour.

San Francisco – San Francisco Ghosts

What lurks in San Francisco’s fog? You’ll find out on this ghostly walking tour. Polite pups are welcome on the tour as long as they don’t disturb anyone.

Colorado

Denver – Denver Terrors

Denver Terrors offer pet friendly walking ghost tours that dive deep into the haunted history of the Denver’s oldest neighborhood, Capitol Hill. Ghost tours will unearth the dark secrets that are the foundation on which the city was built.

Skeleton petting his skeleton dog

 

Florida

Key West – Southernmost Ghosts

The weather may be warm. But you’ll still feel a chill on this tour of about a dozen haunted sites. Polite pets may join the tour as long as they don’t distract from it.

Miami Beach – Miami Haunts

Join Miami Haunts on a walking ghost tour through South Beach’s art deco district. On this authentic ghost tour, come face to face with the most haunted locations in Miami Beach. This tour is family friendly and pets are welcome to join you.

St. Augustine – Ripley’s Ghost Tours & Haunted Castle

This tour offers hands-on investigation of the ghostly presences at the Ripley’s castle. Polite pets are welcome. But the tour is recommended only for children older than 8 years old.

St. Augustine – St. Augustine Ghost Walking Tour

This 90 minute walking tour through old St Augustine is offered 7 days a week, and welcomes well-behaved pets on leash at no additional charge.

St. Augustine – Old City Ghosts

Learn about chilling happenings in the country’s oldest city. Yes, your pet can join you as long as they are polite and don’t disturb anyone on the tour.

St. Petersburg  Ghost Tour of St. Petersburg

Explore St. Petersburg’s quaint streets and lovely waterfront while hearing true ghost stories! Open year round and leashed pets are welcome.

Tampa  Ghost Tours of Tampa

Enjoy a candlelight walking tour while listening to haunted stories from the past! Your polite pet may join you on the tour.

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Black kitten sitting in witch cauldron and Jack o lantern pumpkin with candles, broom and bats, ghosts on background in dark spooky room.

 

Georgia

Atlanta – Atlanta Ghosts

Join us a ghost tour of the Midtown District. You’ll unlock Atlanta’s hidden stories across hundreds of years of history. Dogs must be on a leash and cleaned up after. They must not disturb tours.

Decatur – Decatur Ghost Tour

Ghost tours are available year round, and the schedule varies by season. This tour company loves having dogs on the tour, as long as they are leashed and well-behaved.

Savannah – Blue Orb Savannah Ghost Tours

Blue Orb offers both zombie (focusing on voodoo practitioners and other conjurers) and ghost tours. Well-behaved, leashed pets can join Savannah ghost tours but only service animals are allowed on the motorized Bonaventure Cemetery Tours.

Savannah – Haunted Savannah Ghost Tours

Haunted Savannah does tours 7 nights a week all year round, and dogs are welcome on walking tours.

Savannah – Ghost Talk, Ghost Walk Tours

This is Savannah’s original walking tour, offering year round tours of the city’s spookiest spots. Dogs are welcome on leash and their people must clean up after them.

Savannah – Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours

The Dark Nights Tour lasts for 90 minutes and welcomes dogs on leash. Other tours enter taverns and bars which do not permit pets.

Savannah – Savannah Terrors

Tours last an hour and cover a mile and happen every night, rain or shine. They also offer a self-guided mobile app in case your pup isn’t social enough to join a group tour.

Illinois

Chicago – Windy City Ghosts

Hear the chilling stories of Chicago’s most frightening residents from the innocent dead to Prohibition-era bootleggers. Pets are welcome on walking tours as long as they don’t disturb tour guests.

Cute shepherd dog with Halloween lantern and pumpkins near brick wall

 

Kansas

Topeka, North Topeka, and Leavenworth – Walking Ghost Tours of Kansas

Ninety minute walking tours of the most haunted spots in Kansas! Well-behaved pets are welcome to join the tour, they just ask that you call ahead to let the guide know you will be bringing your pet.

Kentucky

Louisville – Louisville Ghost Tours

This is a 90-minute tour of historic (and haunted?) tour of Old Louisville, which has a reputation of being the spookiest neighborhood in the country. Leashed pets are welcome and last-minute reservations are no problem.

Louisiana

New Orleans – Haunted History Tours

Haunted History offers a wide range of options, and pets are welcome on all tours except for the cemetery tour, the voodoo tour, the five in one tour, and the pub crawl. Dogs must be leashed and well-behaved, and owners are responsible for them at all times.

New Orleans – New Orleans Ghosts

Let gifted storytellers share the ghostly happenings of the famous French Quarter. Pets are welcome to walk with you as long as they remain on their leash and don’t disturb other guests.

New Orleans – Ghost City Tours – New Orleans

Explore the most haunted streets of New Orleans. All tours except for the Haunted Pub Crawl, the Cemetery Tour, and the New Orleans Ghost Hunting Experience are pet-friendly. Polite pets are welcome to walk with you on leash.

New Orleans – French Quarter Phantoms

French Quarter Phantoms allows small dogs to join tours under the following conditions:

  • One dog, 35 pounds or less, is allowed on the Saints and Sinners Tour and Ghost & Vampires Tour. The dog must be leashed or in a stroller or carrier.

Maine

Bar Harbor Area – Red Cloak Haunted History Tours

Walking tours are offered in several towns in the Bar Harbor Area, including Camden, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Bath, Hallowell, Bar Harbor and Rockland from May through October. Friendly dogs are welcome on all walking tours.

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Dog in a ghost costume sitting in the doorway with a pumpkin lantern

 

Maryland

Baltimore – Baltimore Ghost Tours

Join one of several ghost tours through Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods. Dogs are welcome on walking tours but not on pub crawls.

Frederick – Ghost Tours of Frederick

The ninety minute tour covers about a mile, and pets are welcome on the ghost tours, but not the cemetery tours.

Massachusetts

Boston – Boston Ghosts

Join Boston Ghosts on a walking ghost tour to visit downtown Boston’s most haunted locations. Experienced tour guides show off Boston’s dark and seedy past through authentic stories.

Fall River – Fall River Ghost Tour

The nightly tours start at the residence of Fall River’s most notorious resident, Lizzie Borden. But that isn’t the end. You’ll see no shortage of haunted sites on this pet friendly walking tour.

Provincetown – Provincetown Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour departs nightly at 9pm and pets are always welcome. They recommend purchasing your ticket at least ten minutes before the tour beings, but walk-ins are occasionally accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Salem – Salem Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tours

For more than twenty seasons, Haunted Footsteps walking tours have explored the macabre and spooky side of Salem Massachusetts.

From the tour staff: “Pets are definitely allowed. We enjoy seeing how some of the animals react at different locations and we have had a few incidents that were very spooky. We just ask that if the dog starts barking uncontrollably that you walk him away until he/she settles down and then return. And also that you clean up after your pet.”

Note: Pets must be carried in the cemetery, or wait outside for that portion of the tour.

Salem – Salem Ghosts

Explore the spooky side of the most haunted town in America with your pet. Pets are welcome to join you on the tour as long as they stay on leash and don’t disturb anyone else on the tour.

Nevada

Las Vegas – Vegas Ghosts

Walk the Vegas strip while hearing tales of ghostly happenings. Yes, your pet can join you too. Just make sure they don’t bother others on the tour.

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New Jersey

Atlantic City – Atlantic City Ghosts

Explore the dark side of this seaside playground. Meet on the boardwalk. And polite dogs are welcome on outdoor tours.

Ocean City – Ghost Tour of Ocean City

Tour days and times vary by season from summer through Halloween. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed and you clean up after them.

New Mexico

Albuquerque – Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk

This 90 minute walking tour covers about 1 1/2 miles at a leisurely pace. Tour guides attempt to detect paranormal activity using equipment, and friendly pets are welcome to join the walk.

New York

New York – Haunted Broadway Theaters Walking Tour

Learn the mysterious side of Broadway in this two-hour tour that covers about half a mile. Tours begin in Times Square and friendly dogs are welcome.

New York – Ghosts, Murder and Mayhem Tours

Choose from two-hour walking tours in Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, or Hell’s Kitchen. Dogs on a leash are welcome, as long as they aren’t disruptive and you clean up after them.

New York – New York Ghosts

Nightly tours of haunted, historic Greenwich Village. Tours cover just over a mile and take about an hour. Pets are welcome on the tour as long as they are polite and don’t bother other guests.

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Black cat with candies in halloween bucket

 

North Carolina

Asheville – Asheville Terrors

Join Asheville Terrors on a walking ghost tour through Asheville’s historic downtown area. With an experienced tour guide, see some of the city’s most haunted locations and learn the truth behind Asheville’s gruesome history.

Beaufort – Beaufort Ghost Tours

Explore over 300 years of haunted history. The tour covers 8-10 blocks of fairly brisk walking and well-behaved pets are welcome to join you.

Charlotte – Charlotte Ghost Tours

Charlotte is one of the nation’s oldest colonial cities filled with haunted happenings. Learn about them on a dog friendly walking tour.

Ohio

Cincinnati – Cincinnati Ghost Tour

Settled in 1788, Cincinnati offers many haunted sites. Explore them with an experienced guide who will also welcome your polite pet on the walking tour. Or take an extended tour for even more spectral spots.

Oregon

Portland – Portland Ghosts

Walk around historic Stumptown in downtown Portland while learning about horrors and haunted happenings. Pets are welcome on the tour as long as they don’t disturb others on the tour.

 

Pennsylvania

Gettysburg – Gettysburg Ghost Tours

Walk alongside Gettysburg’s haunted souls in this well-researched tour of the town’s most haunted sites. Polite pets are welcome on tours as long as they don’t disturb others on the tour.

Gettysburg – Civil War Ghosts

Learn about the most haunted sites in Gettysburg’s history. Tours are held rain or shine and polite pets are welcome to join you.

Lancaster – Ghost Tour of Lancaster

Tours take place in downtown Lancaster city where you can explore the long-forgotten mysteries of one of America’s oldest cities. Pet friendly and open year round; the tour times change with the seasons.

Philadelphia – Ghost Tours of Philadelphia Candlelight Walking Tour

The Ghost Tour of Philadelphia offers a pet friendly, candlelight walking tour along the back streets and secret gardens of the Independence Park, Society Hill, and Old City neighborhoods year round. In December, January, and February, tours are only available on weekends.

Strasburg – Ghost Tour of Strasburg

Learn about the ghostly happenings in this quaint town in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. Open April through November, and tours depart at 7:30 pm.

Rhode Island

Providence – Providence Ghost Tour

This 90-minute tour starts at dusk and well-behaved dogs are welcome. However, you will be asked to leave if your pet disturbs others on the tour.

South Carolina

Charleston – Old Charleston Ghost Tours

Two tours are offered every night, year round, and you can book online to receive a discount on each adult ticket. The tour is pet-friendly, and please keep dogs on short leashes so they don’t distract the other guests during the tour.

Charleston – Charleston Terrors

The Charleston Terrors walking ghost tour explores one of the oldest and most haunted cities in America. It is suitable for families, including polite pets.

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Cute puppy wearing a Halloween witch hat with pumpkins.

 

Tennessee

Chattanooga – Chattanooga Ghost Tours

Well-behaved pets are welcome on both the tour and the downtown hunt. However, the tour does not end where it starts, and pets other than service animals are not allowed on Chattanooga’s free electric shuttle, which many guests use to return to their cars after the tour. The walk back to the starting point is about 6 blocks.

 Also, on the Murder and Mayhem Tour, pets are not allowed in       some of the buildings that allow tour guest to come inside. 

Reservations made on the website will receive a small discount, and walk-ups will be accepted if there is room.

Note that pets are not allowed on hunts that go into the cemetery.

Gatlinburg – Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg

Meet the spooky side of Gatlinburg on this leisurely tour of downtown. Tours are available every night of the week, and friendly, well-behaved dogs are allowed on leashes. Owners are responsible for keeping the pet under control and refunds will not be granted because a pet is having a bad night.

Gatlinburg – Gatlinburg Ghost Tour

Gatlinburg is not just a scenic getaway. It’s also a haunted city. Seek out spectral happenings with an experienced guide on a pet friendly tour.

Nashville – Nashville Ghost Tours

Hear tales of spirits that haunt notable Nashville landmarks such as the Tennessee State Capital, President Polk’s Tomb, the Ryman Auditorium, and Printer’s Alley. Dogs are welcome on all outdoor tours. Pets must be friendly, on a leash, and you must clean up after them.

Nashville – Nashville Ghosts

What tragic tales are only told in hushed whispers? Learn about the darker side of Nashville on this tour of about a dozen sites on and around Broadway. Polite pets are welcome on the tour.

Texas

Austin – Austin Ghost Tours

This 90-minute tour of downtown Austin covers about one mile. Tours are offered every weekend year round, and dogs are welcome on of these family-friendly tours.

Austin – Austin Ghosts

In Austin, even the ghosts are weird. Highly tours will share some of the chilling and haunted sites around the downtown. Tours are around an hour with the option to extend the tour. Polite pets are welcome.

Dallas – Dallas Terrors

Visit 8 of the most haunted sites in Dallas on tours that begin each night at 8:00 p.m. Leashed pets are always welcome as long as they will not disrupt the tour.

San Antonio – Alamo City Ghost Tour

On this walking tour of haunted spots in San Antonio, guests are provided ghost hunting equipment to detect paranormal activity. Dogs on leash are welcome.

San Antonio – Bad Wolf Ghost Tours

Explore the grounds of the Alamo and walk along the River Walk to view some of San Antonio’s oldest and most haunted buildings. Leashed dogs are welcome on walking ghost tours but not in the Black Swan Inn or pub crawl.

San Antonio – Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour

This 90 minute walking tour will take you by the Alamo, Spanish Governor’s Mansion, and Menger Hotel. The Ghost Walk is dog friendly, however “The Dinner and Ghost Tour” and “Haunted Ghost Bus Tour” are not.

San Antonio – River City Ghosts

Stroll downtown San Antonio while learning about the dark underbelly and haunting happenings. Polite pets are welcome on the tour as long as they don’t disturb others on the tour.

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Virginia

Alexandria – Alexandria Ghost Tours

Explore the ghostly past of Alexandria with your pup by your side. Dogs are welcome on outdoor tours. They must be on a leash and cleaned up after. And they cannot disturb the tour.

Williamsburg – Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours

Besides the pet friendly ghost tour, you also have the option to take a Witches and Pirates tour! Reserve tours in advance to receive a discount. Dogs are welcome all outdoor tours. Pets must be friendly, on a leash, and you must clean up after them.

Washington, DC

Washington, DC – Washington DC Ghost Tours

Choose either the Ghosts of Lafayette or Capitol Hill Haunts tours. Tours are available March through mid-November, and dogs are welcome as long as they are on leash, well-behaved, and you clean up after them.

Washington, DC – DC Ghosts

The hour-long tour allows you to explore the haunted side of downtown DC. Expect to walk just under a mile. And pets are welcome to join you as long as they don’t disturb any other guests on the tour.

West Virginia

Harpers Ferry – Ghost Tours of Harper’s Ferry

Explore the haunted sites of Harper’s Ferry in this hour and 45 minute tour – friendly pets are welcome to join you. Credit cards are not accepted, so bring checks or cash.

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This is not a complete list, so if you know if another pet friendly ghost tour, please share their information in the comments below. Happy ghost hunting!

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