See a different side to Salem on this 1.5-hour walking tour of the city’s former subterranean smuggling network. In Salem’s historic downtown district, you’ll visit landmarks connected to the underground labyrinth of tunnels. Hear tales of intrigue and scandal from your guide, who details conspiracy theories about politicians and drug lords.
Your 1.5-hour tour begins on the steps of Salem’s Old Town Hall, where you’ll greet your guide and receive an overview of the city’s former subterranean smuggling network. Stroll through Salem’s historic downtown district, passing stores, homes, and museums all connected to the 3-mile (4.8-km) tunnels. Built by powerful politicians to avoid custom duties, the tunnels provide fascinating insight into Salem’s illustrious past.
See, too, some of Salem’s most haunted buildings, the former homes of notable former residents such as John Quincy Adams and Fredrick Douglas, and discover the site of the city’s first church.
Conclude your tour at the Hawthorne Hotel on Hawthorne Boulevard.