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The Salem Night Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$16.00 USD
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Boston to Salem High-Speed Ferry

Don’t let time determine whether to see Boston or Salem. Visit both towns with the help of a quick and comfortable catamaran. This high-speed ferry service travels from Boston to Salem (or vice versa) in less than 60 minutes. Enjoy the scenic adventure from the upper or lower deck of the boat — or just relax at the lounge inside. An onboard galley offers food and beverages for purchase. Upon arrival, many top attractions are within walking distance. One-way or round-trip tickets are available with a variety of convenient departure times.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00 USD
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Hauntings & History of Salem Walking Tour

Learn about the mysterious history of Salem on this nighttime, guided walking tour of the city. Follow your local historian guide through Salem, listening to chilling tales of the supernatural. Admire the old architecture that dates back hundreds of years, and find out the truth about the 1692 Salem Witch Trial hysteria.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$20.00 USD
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$20.00 USD
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Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

The mere mention of Salem conjures tales of witch trials and macabre mishaps. This 1-hour 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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00 USD
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$15.00 USD
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Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00 USD
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1692 Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem

The Salem Witch Trails was a period in history that is misunderstood easily. With this walking tour, you’ll 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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00 USD
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Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour

Discover why Salem is the true birthplace of the United States of America with the best history tour in the city. Explore over four centuries of Salem’s remarkable history from its illustrious founding in 1626, to its place as a thriving 21st Century city. The witch trials made Salem infamous, but there’s so much more. Explore Salem’s critical role in the American Revolution, how it led the great Age of Sail, and all about the many important and famous people who’ve called Salem home. The United States just wouldn’t be the same without Salem.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00 USD
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Sail on FAME, the Salem Privateer!

Now in our 17th season, 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 this 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 the storied waters of 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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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$35.00 USD
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Dark History: Hauntings & Witchcraft Hysteria

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)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00 USD
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Dark History: Murder and Maritime History

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00 USD
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Historical Salem Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore the earliest documented burial ground in Salem on this 1-hour walking tour. Follow your charismatic guide as they tell the fascinating history of Salem and reveal the symbolic meanings behind the engravings on the headstones. Gain incredible insight into the lives and deaths of Salem residents on this captivating tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00 USD
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