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Magic Lantern Tour

Salem, United States

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Celebrate Halloween with a spooky tour of Salem that illuminates the supernatural side of the city. As you hear from your guide about witches and ghosts, experience a ‘magic lantern’ show that uses technology to project rare images along the walls of the walking route, bringing another element to the haunting tales.
  • Insightful commentary provided by the guide
  • Experience a modernized 'magic lantern' show
  • View rare images of witches and ghosts
  • Walking tour suitable for most moderately fit people

What's Included

  • Admission included for Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and Salem Witch Trials Memorial.
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Derby Square
    Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA

    In front of Old Town Hall in Derby Square.

Start time

07:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Salem Old Town Hall

7 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Essex Street Pedestrian Mall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

12 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gardner-Pingree House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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21 reviews
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Great show!!
Teri_R, Nov 2022
This was a great show. Very entertaining and fun, the time flew by. Great audience participation, fun for all.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi there! Are you sure you meant to leave a review for this walking tour? Sounds like you attended another event.
Everything just was...
Alberta_N, Oct 2022
Everything just was amazing! Our tour guide was awesome! I felt like I learned a lot more things on this tour then I would have any other! And seeing salem at night was truly magical
Terrible guide
Kathleen_C, Oct 2022
The man leading the tour had no microphone so we could barley hear anything he was saying. He also walked away to fast. My 70 year old mother who uses a cane could not keep up and we ended up being separated from the group twice.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tour guide was...
Brianna_S, Oct 2022
Tour guide was phenomenal! Experience was unique and entertaining with loads of facts! I’ve never been on a tour at Salem but I’m glad that this was the first.
Magic Lantern Tour
Naomi_B, Nov 2021
Very informative! Tour guide was personable and answered our questions. We did a lot of walking and was able to see and learn about various historical facts about the town.
The highlight of our trip!
Heather_N, Oct 2021
Rory is a wealth of knowledge on all things Salem! My boyfriend and I definitely learned and laughed a lot. I even just bought 2 of his books that I can’t wait to read!! This tour was the highlight of our short time in Salem as it was the only thing that fully immersed us in the history of the town — beyond just the witch trials of 1692. It was also really interesting hearing Rory’s perspective on things since he himself has been a resident of Salem for quite a while. The magic lantern aspect of the tour truly helped it stand out from other options. As someone who definitely is more of a visual learner, seeing pictures as Rory was speaking helped me absorb the information much better. Also, the group size is much more intimate than most other tours I saw while in Salem, which makes for an overall more enriching experience! This tour gives you so much value for the money, and in my opinion is a can’t-miss Salem night tour.
Roy was incredibly...
DebraLyn_T, Oct 2021
Roy was incredibly knowledgeable and funny. He brought the history to life, and tied it wonderfully to local lore.
Don’t Do It!
Daniel_F, Oct 2021
The guide was nice but the tour was not interesting at all. We just left it after a few stops. By then some others had already escaped.
Dianne_D, Oct 2021
Houdini stories!!! Never heard those before. Our guide was very informative. Loved the images that were projected on the brick walls and sidewalks of Salem.
Amazing Tour
Alfred_D, Oct 2021
Such an informative tour with a hint of comedy! Our host was amazing and we loved that it was a smaller group where many tours are so large you can’t fully enjoy it.
amazing experience!!
Cortney_B, Oct 2021
Tour guide was amazing!! Very knowledgeable and knew so much of Salems history. Answered any questions that we had and recommended shops and experiences near by. We loved every second of it!!
Perfect for any Season
Jacob_B, Nov 2019
A perfect tour for any season you are in Salem. Our guide was not only well versed in the history of the witch trails, but also educated in the history of Salem an the people who inhabited it though out time.
Unique Tour, Great Host
Kindra F, Oct 2019
We've been to a LOT of the Salem tours, and this one was very unique. The content was different than the standard fair-kind of a macabre town history, but not stuck on the Witch trials. The host was funny and kept the pace well. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour!
Rachael_B, Oct 2019
Fun, entertaining and interesting. This tour has cool visual effects that give you more history and incite. Tour guide is funny and keeps the tour entertaining and informative


Product code: 86442P2

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