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History & Hauntings of Salem Walking Tour

History & Hauntings of Salem Walking Tour

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Learn about the mysterious history of Salem on this guided walking tour of the city. Follow your local historian guide through Salem, listening to 400 years of history and admire the old architecture that dates back hundreds of years. For a spookier adventure, select the nighttime tour led by lantern light and find out the truth about the 1692 Salem Witch Trial hysteria.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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The Salem Night Tour

The Salem Night Tour

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When night falls across Salem, it's the perfect time to explore the city’s spooky and sinister past on a haunted history tour. On this top-rated walk through one of America's most haunted places, follow a licensed guide along lamplit streets while listening to legends and true tales of witchcraft, murder, mayhem, and more. Visit sites related to the infamous 17th-century Salem Witch Trials, and hear about the ghostly spirits said to still rattle through the town’s historic homes and graveyards.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Salem's Spooky Specters (Ghost Tour)

Salem's Spooky Specters (Ghost Tour)

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Salem's newest Ghost Tour!Visit the spookiest spots in downtown Salem and hear haunting tales of murder, mystery, and mayhem on this Spooky-kooky (skooky?) 45-minute tour of this historic city.
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  • 45 to 59 minutes
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  • 45 to 59 minutes

2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour

2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour

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Join a local guide for a walking tour of Salem, Massachusetts. Hear about the city's history as you visit landmarks such as the Coven's Cottage, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, the Burying Point, the Witch House (Corwin House), Hamilton Hall, and Pickering House. Hear about the New England city's past as a Native American settlement, the witchcraft trials, the American Revolution, and more on this leisurely walking tour.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

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The mere mention of Salem conjures tales of witch trials and macabre mishaps. This haunted history tour, ideal for fans of superstition and the supernatural, takes you on a lantern-lit journey to sites of alleged haunting. Explore an atmospheric cemetery, visit buildings inhabited by restless souls, and listen to paranormal stories delivered by a master storyteller. A charged atmosphere is guaranteed on this tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Experience Salem Combo: Two Afternoon Tours Plus One Haunted Evening Tour

Experience Salem Combo: Two Afternoon Tours Plus One Haunted Evening Tour

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Spend the day walking and learning about the historic town of Salem. You get three tours but only pay for two with this special offer. Choose two daytime tours from: Historical Overview of Salem, Salem Cemeteries, Salem T.V. and Movie Sites, or Colonial Witch Trials. Then come back in the evening for the spooky Haunted History of Salem tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Salem Walking Tour Combo: Two Afternoon Walking Tours

Salem Walking Tour Combo: Two Afternoon Walking Tours

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Discover Salem and learn about the town’s unique history on your choice of two walking tours. Choose a tour that delves into the famous Witch Trials of 1692, walk through the oldest cemetery in the city, take a midday ghost tour, or explore the general history of Salem. Take your tours back-to-back, or leave time in between to explore the area.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dark History: Hauntings & Witchcraft Hysteria

Dark History: Hauntings & Witchcraft Hysteria

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Join your local guide for a trip back in history as they share the story of Salem’s founding in 1626 by Puritans, whose search for religious freedom ultimately ended in a wave of fear, suspicion, and anger that gripped Salem for one fateful year in 1692. Your tour will include stops at some of Salem’s most popular locations, like the Witch House, Chestnut Street, & Burying Point Cemetery, and some secluded off-the-beaten-path locations that very few tourists get to experience. Along the way, your guide, an experienced storyteller, will recount all the details of the witchcraft hysteria & share Salem’s spookiest local legends of hauntings from 1600s through the present day. All tours meet outside of Coon’s Card and Gift Shop.2 hours (All ages)
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Mysteries & Murders of Salem Walking Tour

Mysteries & Murders of Salem Walking Tour

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This adult-only murder and mystery walking tour is a great option for travelers who want a break from hearing exclusively about the history of the Salem witch trials. Mix things up by listening to tales of grisly murders and sinister ghost sightings as your guide leads you to the spookiest sights in Salem.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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1692 Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem

1692 Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem

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The Salem Witch Trails was a period in history that is misunderstood easily. On this walking tour, follow a guide to main sites such as the witchcraft memorial and courthouse, as you hear stories from accusers and victims to gain a better understanding yourself. Plus, this Salem walking tour starts in the late afternoon leaving you plenty of time to fill up the rest of your day with activities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Historic Walking Tours of Salem, MA

Historic Walking Tours of Salem, MA

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Our tours offer the real unabridged stories of Salem MA from the seaport industry to the infamous Salem Witch Trials. We specialize in presenting new and exciting history of the city and focus on real accredited sources. This tour was created by Robert Booth, a nationally award winning author of the areas history and who, I’m the 1970’s, rediscovered Gallow's Hill, the site of execution for 19 people in 1692. We also offer up-to-date audio equipment for the louder days in Salem to help guests hear every fact about the city.
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  • 60 to 75 minutes
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  • 60 to 75 minutes
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Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

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Experience Salem's macabre past on this one-hour walking tour. Follow your professional and engaging guide down the haunted streets, past ghostly buildings, and through a chilling cemetery. Listen to authentic and paranormal stories on this thrilling tour of Salem! The ghosts don't stay in just because the sun is out. (This tour does NOT discuss the 1692 Witchcraft Trials).
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Salem Combo Tour: Daytime Walking Tour Plus Haunted History Evening Tour

Salem Combo Tour: Daytime Walking Tour Plus Haunted History Evening Tour

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Uncover two different sides of Salem's fascinating past on a combo daytime and evening walking tour. During the day, choose from three themed tours to focus on the town’s general history, it’s historic cemeteries, or the infamous 17th-century witch trials. Then, under the veil of darkness, delve into Salem’s sinister past on a nighttime haunted history tour. Visit sites where the apparitions are often reported, and learn how Salem earned its reputation as one of America's most haunted cities.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Bewitched Historical Tour 3pm

Bewitched Historical Tour 3pm

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Join us for the best historical tour in Salem. Your licensed guide will lead you on a 2 hour journey back in time. Visit over a dozen locations of historical significance within the downtown area and learn why the history is more frightening than fiction.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Steps Through 1692 (History Tour)

Steps Through 1692 (History Tour)

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Steps Through 1692 is a 30-minute historic walking tour in the heart of downtown Salem. Learn about the hysteria of the Salem Witch trials at points of interest.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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  • 30 to 45 minutes

Salem Excursion: Half Day Walking Tour

Salem Excursion: Half Day Walking Tour

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Delve deep into the dark history of Salem during this 6-hour walking tour. Get to know the town almost as well as a local as you follow your guide on four different walking tours, covering a variety of aspects of Salem's history. Embark on a Tour of the Day, the 1692 Witch Trials tour, the Cemetery Tour and the Salem Historic Overview tour. Each tour lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours; a moderate amount of walking is required.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Dark History: Murder and Maritime History

Dark History: Murder and Maritime History

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Follow your local guide on a unique walking tour that blends stories of Salem’s most famous murders with the maritime history that shaped-and in some cases twisted, Salem. Your tour includes stops at the Gardner-Pingree House, the Salem Maritime Historic Site, and an exploration of the beautiful architecture in the Salem Common district, famed for its mansions built from maritime money. We will uncover some of Salem’s murky maritime past, with Its gilded façade built on illegal activity and slavery. Along the way, we will step back into Salem’s history to hear stories of macabre murders. Because of the graphic nature of the subject matter, this tour is 18+. All tours meet outside of Coon’s Card and Gift Shop.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Bewitched Historical Tour 7pm

Bewitched Historical Tour 7pm

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Join us for the best historical tour in Salem. Your licensed guide will lead you on a 2 hour journey back in time. Visit over a dozen locations of historical significance within the downtown area and learn why the history is more frightening than fiction.
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  • 2 hours
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Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour

Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour

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Delve into Salem’s past beyond the notorious witch trials on a walking tour that ties four centuries of history into the context of this modern Massachusetts town. Stop at important landmarks in the historic center and learn about Salem's seaport origins, early colonial culture, and illustrious former residents from a guide who knows all the details.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Historical Salem Cemetery Walking Tour

Historical Salem Cemetery Walking Tour

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Discover the oldest burial ground in Salem on a daytime ghost tour that lets you delve deeper into the city’s haunted history. As well as exploring on foot for a more atmospheric experience, you’ll focus on headstone engravings in closer detail and benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 1 hour
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Salem Walking Tour Combo: Three Afternoon Walking Tours

Salem Walking Tour Combo: Three Afternoon Walking Tours

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Spend an afternoon exploring Salem with three back-to-back tours of the city with this great value walking tour combo. You get your choice of three tours out of five total offered. Options include a historical overview tour, a cemetery tour, a TV and movie filming site tour, a ghost tour, and a Witch Trials-themed tour. Tours last one hour each and our led by entertaining local guides.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Day Trip From Boston to Salem

Private Day Trip From Boston to Salem

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Step back in time to colonial New England and the region’s infamous Witch Trials during this 7-hour private day trip to Salem. Grab a group of up to 14 passengers for trip in a luxurious private vehicle to Salem, where you’ll get a hauntingly memorable look at the town’s longstanding association with witchcraft, meet a practicing witch, and learn about the town’s famous 17th-century trials.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Dead of Winter Tour

Dead of Winter Tour

Salem is almost 400 years old, making it one of the oldest cities in the US. It has a vast and varied history. Its humble beginnings are as a fishing community, but it develops as a key metropolis and was the state capital for a brief period. You will see sites that relate to the 1692 witchcraft trials and hear the compelling stories that shook the town to the core. There are also locations that have incredible importance to the American Revolution. The US may not be the same US without Salem. And the seaport was arguably the richest in America in the early 1800s as its ships traversed the oceans to bring back goods from all over the world. Salem is the home to inventors as well as famous political leaders and has been visited by celebrities who have shot many movies and TV shows in the city. And you be regaled with a tale of the supernatural activity that plagues the city still. You'll get quite the overview of Salem in this 90 minute tour.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Sail on FAME, the Salem Privateer!

Sail on FAME, the Salem Privateer!

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FAME is the #1-rated boat in Salem and the #1-rated outdoor activity in the entire town, per TripAdvisor. Don't miss the very best of what Salem has to offer! There's more to our town than witches!FAME is a full-scale replica of a privateer schooner from the War of 1812 that captured over 20 ships! We sail up to five times a day between May and October from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem. On board our traditional gaff-rigged schooner, you'll get a chance to raise the sails and even steer the boat as we sail Salem Sound and talk about the fisherman, traders, and privateers that played such a central role in the saga of Salem, of Massachusetts, and of the young United States.This is a great hands-on adventure for all ages — but you can also just sit back and enjoy a beverage and take it all in as we cruise past the historic forts and lighthouses of Salem, Beverly, and Marblehead.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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