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2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

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Salem, United States
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Join a local guide for a walking tour of Salem, Massachusetts. Hear about the city's history as you visit landmarks such as the Coven's Cottage, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, the Burying Point, the Witch House (Corwin House), Hamilton Hall, and Pickering House. Hear about the New England city's past as a Native American settlement, the witchcraft trials, the American Revolution, and more on this leisurely walking tour.
  • Learn about the Salem witch trials and colonial Massachusetts
  • View historic buildings like Picking House
  • Hear about the maritime history of Salem
  • Includes walking tour and guide
2.5 Hour Salem History Walking Tour
The walking tour does not enter the historic homes interpreted.

Departure Point

190 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • No charge for Children 12 and under.
  • We do not enter buildings on the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • While on the walking tour, guests must agree to comply with state and municipal health regulations regarding COVID-19. The City of Salem has enacted regulations to prevent the operation of nuisance tours.
  • In October, I recommend arriving 2 hours early to avoid missing your tour because of traffic and parking. My tours can never exceed 9 guests per tour. I have 18 availabilities only per day.
  • The Governor of Massachusetts had set a limit of nine (guests) persons per walking tour. This number includes all participants, adults, children and infants. Kenneth cannot contravene the Governors written public health orders.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is recommended to follow the Massachusetts state regulations for out of state visitors.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sinister Stories of Salem

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Also, if you have the flexibility know that October is chaos in Salem so plan accordingly." See review
  • "This is an excellent tour for someone who is interested in the rich history of Salem beyond the witch trials (but he did include those as well)." See review
  • "It was rainy that day, and Ken had rain ponchos available for us." See review

Reviews

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History delight
Bozena_N
, Oct 2020
Very enjoyable tour . Kenneth was so knowledgeable and fun . We were also provided with umbrellas that we need it by the end of the tour . Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Ms. Derek and Mark, Dziękuję Ci
star-5
Really entertaining
Douglas_S
, Oct 2020
We had a fantastic time. Kenneth, our tour guide was great, very informative, really funny. He had us laughing and learning the whole time. I highly recommend going on this tour!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Douglas, We were a happy group of people. It was easy. Kenneth
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Great Experience
Nina_P
, Oct 2020
Kenneth provided an incredible tour experience with countless stories that highlighted the history of Salem. If you’re visiting Salem, this is the tour to be on!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Nina, Thank you for your words. Kenneth
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Rainy walking tour
cheryl_t
, Oct 2020
Even though the day was a rainy afternoon tour our guide Ken was a great with wealth of historical knowledge.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you Cheryl, October is the month that introduces New England to winter. I dress the best I can for the weather to keep the tour for you. Kenneth
star-5
Best walking tour ever!
Tambra_P
, Oct 2020
This is one of the best tours ever!!! Ken has really put his whole heart into making this tour worth every penny and then some. He is very knowledgeable of all the history and then some more!!! I strongly recommend this tour and if there are still tickets available swipe them up!!! You won’t regret it!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
I enjoy sharing what I am learning about Salem with my guests. My best, Kenneth.
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Worthwhile tour!
Laura_K
, Oct 2020
Kenneth was amazing! He was so caring and considerate, as well as extremely knowledgeable and passionate about history. Oh so passionate! The man knows his history. He was even able to add information on other topics as they were brought up by guests. He is ALSO, so COVID respectful. He was very insistent on social distancing and mask code. All around it was a delightful tour and I’m so happy I took it with this guide!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you. I try to read one article or study one subject a day to improve myself. Today I met a woman who is a citizen of the Mohawk nation and she helped me with the pronunciation of a word from her language that I have struggled to pronounce on my tour. My best, Kenneth
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Loved the With Tour with Kenneth
Fred_S
, Oct 2020
Kenneth was a fantastic tour guide! We enjoyed his storytelling and tour of the Salem witch trials and houses. Highly recommend Kenneth!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you. I’m glad you enjoy the story format. Kenneth
star-5
Fantastic! Wonderful tour guide!
Karina_T
, Oct 2020
Kenneth was absolutely wonderful and so informative! It was an amazing experience that I would love to do again! I learned so much from him that I never even knew before about the history of Salem.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you! Kenneth
star-4
Good tour
Jenny_M
, Oct 2020
The tour guide was very informative. We went through some beautiful neighborhoods away from the crowds. It was a little too long for me but Kenneth was very nice and knowledgeable
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for the good review. My best, Kenneth
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Kenneth's Tour of the real Salem
Kaitlyn_H
, Oct 2020
Kenneth was AMAZING! He took us on an adventure into the real Salem and focused on the rich colonial history of the area instead of just concentrating on the witch memorials on the main drag. He really set himself apart with his knowledge of the area, his witty humor, a lovely song and even an impromptu ghost story in the spirit of Halloween. This tour was the highlight of our time in Salem. Thank you Kenneth!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Kaitlyn and Tim, Thank you for taking the time to tell me what you enjoyed about the tour. My best, Kenneth

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