• Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Step back in time to the era of the Salem witch trials on this guided day trip from Boston to Salem, Mass. Visit the Salem Witch Museum (there is an admission fee to enter) and learn about the trials, where 20 innocent people were put to death in 1692. See the U.S. Custom House and the House of the Seven Gables. Stop by local Halloween shops and other witch-themed attractions in Salem. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from select downtown Boston hotels.

Highlights

  • Salem day trip from Boston
  • Hear intriguing stories about witches and the infamous witchcraft trials in Salem in the 1600s
  • Visit Abbott Hall, a historic museum in the coastal town of Marblehead
  • See Nathaniel Hawthorne's Custom House and the House of the Seven Gables as you explore Salem by coach
  • Stop in the neighborhood of Pickering Wharf for lunch and to explore this unique, entertaining city on your own
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off available
  • Comfortable transportation in a full-sized, temperature-controlled motorcoach with lavatory

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What You Can Expect

Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston

Salem - The Witch City

Board an air-conditioned, luxury coach in downtown Boston and enjoy the 40-minute drive north to Salem, famous for the 1692 witch trials in which 20 residents were executed for allegedly practicing witchcraft. It’s just the beginning of the education on this Salem Witch City day trip.

The sightseeing tour begins in the coastal town of Marblehead, the birthplace of the American Navy and Marine Corps Aviation. Visit Abbot Hall, a town hall and historical museum where the original Spirit of ’76 painting is housed. Abbot Hall listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Onward to Salem, learn much more about the infamous Salem witch trials, a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts in the late 1600s. The trials resulted in the executions of 20 people, most of them women. It still stands as one of the nation’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria.

Visit the House of the Seven Gables, a National Historic Landmark District that served as the centerpiece in novelist and Salem-native Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel of the same name. It’s the oldest surviving 17th-century wooden mansion in New England. Also, visit the U.S. Custom House, where Hawthorne worked.

Finally, enjoy some free time for lunch at a wide variety of restaurants and cafes in the Pickering Wharf neighborhood of Salem. Stop by any number of local Halloween shops and other witch-themed attractions and/or visit the Salem Witch Museum, if desired. There is a fee to enter the museum.

The tour concludes with drop-off at your Boston hotel.

Notice: This seasonal tour operates from June to October.

Customer Reviews

Dorian A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great enjoyable and unique experience!

Reba W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Bob was an excellent guide.

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

LOVED BOB! For those that complain it is a long day and they had plans they did not get back for......he ask about 10 times if it is Okay to extend the day so that you can get the whole tour in and as a bonus he takes you to Marblehead to see the coast. He also says if you have plans please let him know. He is full of GREAT stories and just a very lovely man who LOVES his job and his city. I would go on a tour to anywhere with Bob!

Joanna D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It's all about BOB... Bob, our guide, made the trip extra special. He is so full of it in the very best way- lots of stories and humor to keep the drive interesting. And, of course, Salem is so special. Can't recommend this tour more highly. Absolutely wonderful.

Rebecca S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Love the rich history of Salem

sophiaenarm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The driver was really nice. Salem is beautiful. I had a pleasent day.

Judy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

What can I say about Bob! He was very informative and entertaining. Made for a fun day!

Taylor M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Highly Recommend this tour, I went on my own in August '16. The driver was wonderful and there was enough time in Salem to see everything and feel satisfied.

Asheri

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was amazing!

Kristina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent, Ibteresting. Everyone should familiarize themselves with this history.

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