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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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From $30.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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 spookier experience, select the nighttime tour led by lantern light and find out the truth about the 1692 Salem Witch Trial hysteria.
  • Tour Salem on a guided walking tour
  • Listen to 400 years of history from a local historian
  • Select a nighttime tour for a spookier setting
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors

What's Included

  • 2-hour Hauntings & History Salem Walking Tour
  • Listen to 400 years of Salem history from a local historian
  • Day-time or lantern led night-time tour options available
  • See top Salem sites such as Burying Point Cemetery, Witch House, and Ropes Mansion.
  • Pass through Salem's historic McIntire District
  • Professional/Local Guide
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Old Town Hall *Please meet on the side with the THREE staircases We do not have an office

Return Details

  • 51 Charter St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Return point: The Burying Point Charter St, Salem, MA 01970

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes and jacket recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Tours run rain or shine, we do not cancel for weather. No refunds for weather! Please plan accordingly.
  • Guests will be asked to complete a liability waiver and photo release form prior to their tour
  • Dog friendly!
  • Wheelchair/scooter accessible!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note, we book up to 50 people per tour in October
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Operated by Witch City Walking Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Book this tour but call ahead and see if Vanessa is scheduled to lead it - you will not be disappointed
We loved every step out the way, and highly recommend you choose this tour!
It was perfect to do first thing in the morning so we knew our way around Salem.
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We love you Sean
becky_l, Jan 2022
Sean was our tour Gide, he immediately put us at ease and was so friendly, he was so in depth with the details and did not miss anything out. It was minus 16 degrees but he still showed up was super friendly and did not miss anything out because of the cold
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with Seán on our tour. He is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. We appreciate your feedback, Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Seán
Great tour. Highly recommend!
Megan_H, Jan 2022
Ryan was a excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history and answered all our questions. Even included a couple ghost stories. If you’re looking for a mix of history and ghost stories I highly recommend this tour. I would also say ask for Ryan if you can, he’s an amazing guide.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with Ryan on our tour. He is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. We appreciate your feedback, Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Ryan
SO VERY COOL!!!!!! I LOVED IT
Nicolette_G, Jan 2022
Wow!!!! Danny was so fun and really enjoyed her job and it showed! I learned things beyond what I had found on history channels and buzz feed. This was such a cold night and I’m from California so 20 degree weather was a lot for me. She checked in to make sure I was doing good and the best part was no one else booked that evening so I got a private tour! 5 stars and beyond for the tour and for Danny :)
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with Dani on our tour. She is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. Yes, it can get quite cold in January, so definitely bundle up!! We appreciate your glowing review. Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Dani
Highly recommend this tour!
Maria_R, Jan 2022
This tour was the perfect combination of historical information and some interesting ghost stories. Our tour guide was also very dynamic in that he took us to many interesting spots but because it was really cold, he was able to keep us walking so we wouldn’t get too cold just standing still. He shared information in an entertaining way that kept us engaged while also making use of every minute to pack in as much history and detail as possible. While the listing for this tour was in Spanish for me, the tour was in English, but my Spanish speaking family members still understood the tour for the most part because our tour guide said he’d make an effort to speak clearly and enunciate, and he did just that! I’ve been on tours where you can’t really understand the guide, or where they don’t really share the information in an engaging way, so I can safely say this tour was the best I’ve been on in Salem!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time on our tour. We do have Spanish speaking guides available for private tours. Let us know next time you’re in town. I’m glad you were able to enjoy the tour. Next time, try our Mysteries & Murder tour. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
Our tourguide was Paige...
Allie_H, Jan 2022
Our tourguide was Paige and she was so knowledgeable and comprehensive! She made history and story telling extremely fun and answered every question I had with insane detail. She was great :)
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with Paige on our tour. She is an outstanding storyteller and tour guide. We appreciate your feedback, Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Paige
Very worthwhile!
Alicia_M, Jan 2022
Our guide April was excellent - entertaining, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. A great story-teller who brought the history to life. Nice balance of information on the Salem witch trials and more expansive history of the region as a significant port city.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with April on our tour. She is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. We love to share fun stories of our beautiful 400 year old city! Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
The Best Guide in Salem!
Madelyn_M, Jan 2022
Seán was an incredible guide! He gave us a fun and fascinating tour! Afterward my friend said: “I can’t even put into words how amazing he was.” The perfect Salem experience for anyone who loves history and hauntings. The real Salem gem!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with Seán on our tour. He is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. We appreciate your 5 star feedback, Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Seán
I 100% recommend!
Emily_C, Jan 2022
The tour was absolutely incredible! We were the only ones on the tour and it was exactly what we wanted! We definitely recommend taking this tour. You wont regret it :) The tour guide was also absolutely hilarious! He knew so much about everything and since we were the only ones we took more of a tour than the usual tour stated. He really made the tour absolutely amazing!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time on our tour. We love to share fun facts about our beautiful 400 year old city. Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
More than 300 years, well represented!
Kyra_M, Dec 2021
April was a very thorough and informative guide. Her knowledge of many eras of American (and world) history was impressive. The way she was able to weave the different times and stories was effective. I’m not sure everyone would be able to combine all the layers of Salem history so well!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with April on our tour. She is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. We love to share fun facts about our beautiful 400 year old city. Thank you for the 5 star feedback!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
Covid safe walking tour
Monica_B, Dec 2021
Awesome walking tour! April was fun and knowledgeable! It made for a COVID safe visit to Salem! Learned so much about the history of Salem beyond just the witch trials.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review. I’m so thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with April on our tour. She is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. We do love to share fun facts about our beautiful 400 year old city. Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
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