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By: Kate Bradshaw

Scare yourself silly with Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s spookiest ghost tours.

The balmy breeze may not feel chilly during “spooky season” here, but Miami sure knows how to do Halloween right with bone-chilling fun. Give yourself a fright to remember with a ghost tour in Greater Miami & Miami Beach: Visit sites of famous graves, notorious crimes and mysterious paranormal activity – and learn a bit about Miami’s history while you’re at it.

These are our top picks for Greater Miami & Miami Beach ghost tours.

Annual Miami City Cemetery Walking Tour

Renowned Miami historian Dr. Paul George is bringing back his Annual Miami City Cemetery Tour, in collaboration with HistoryMiami Museum. Meet at the Miami City Cemetery for a walk among the tombstones with a gifted storyteller who knows where the spooks and scares lurk. See where local historical figures are buried, and delve into Miami history along the way. Dr. George and Museum Educator Ingrid E. Argueta host this one-night-only event, which takes place October 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for museum members and $35 for non-members. Get tickets ASAP; this popular event is likely to sell out.

Dragon griffins at Deering Estate
Creepy dragon at Deering Estate

Historic Ghost Tours at Deering Estate

This event is sold out, but check with the organizers to see if more tickets have been made available.

The Deering Estate, the historic home of the late Charles Deering, hosts a Historic Ghost Tour. Join a walk after the sun has set across the storied grounds of this site, and learn about some of the scariest bits of Miami history. Your guide will be sharing close calls with those on the other side that people have had on the property, so paranormal equipment items, including meters and cameras, are welcome. This tour is offered on October 27 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and costs $40 per person.

Haunting on the Rails in Miami

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is hosting a Ghost Hunting on the Rails tour on October 29 from 7-11 p.m. Take a ride into the spooky past of historic railroad cars with an expert group as your conductors. Ask questions and listen to stories while surrounded by interesting railroad history and memorabilia. Tickets must be purchased in person; they are $30 and include one drink ticket.

Child holding jack-o'-lantern light
Get ready for a ghost tour

Miami Haunts Ghost Tour in Miami Beach

From a storied Al Capone haunt to the site of Gianni Versace’s murder, the Miami Haunts tour explores Miami Beach’s darkest depths – albeit from the comfort of a vehicle that takes you past its creepiest spots. Go in-depth on the gruesome details of famous murders, outlaws and more.

Explore Haunted Miami on Your Own

You may find yourself close to some of Miami’s haunted sites. They’re hiding in plain sight. The Biltmore Hotel, a luxe place to stay in historic Coral Gables, is notoriously haunted; the Dade Heritage Trust offers regular walking tours of the hotel, although they aren’t exclusively focused on the hotel’s frightening history as a World War II hospital. Explore the paranormal activity known to occur at The Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building in Downtown Miami.

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