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History and Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

Overview
Come and explore the rich, mysterious history of one of New England's most loved destinations Salem, Massachusetts. This ~2 hour walking tour brings to life the true story of Salem's storied past. We are a diverse groups of historians, teachers, professional artists whose passion for Salem's history is truly engaging. You will learn about Salem's rich past as a world-class seaport, hear hauntedly chilling tales of the supernatural, visit one of the most beautiful streets in America and learn of three hundred years of architecture, and find out the truth about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials hysteria. You will leave Salem wanting to plan your next trip back! Come and see why this the *only* tour you need while in Salem.

Dog friendly! Handicap accessible!

Tours run RAIN or SHINE. We do NOT cancel for weather. No refunds in October under any circumstances.

***Please note, we book up to 40 people per tour in October.
City: Salem
Wed 22 May
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Starting at $30.00
Wed 22 May
Starting at $30.00
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What's Included
2-hour Hauntings & History Salem Walking Tour
Pass through Salem's historic McIntire District
See top Salem sites such as Witch Trials Memorial, Witch House, and Ropes Mansion.
Day-time or lantern led night-time tour options available
Professional/Local Guide
Listen to 400 years of Salem history from a local historian
Additional Info
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes and jacket recommended
  • Tours run rain or shine, we do not cancel for weather. No refunds for weather! Please plan accordingly.
  • Please Note: Guests assume ALL responsibility, ALL Liability, and a photo release while on our tour.
  • Dog friendly!
  • Please note, we book up to 40 people per tour in October
  • Wheelchairs are welcome, however, be aware that Salem has 400 year old sidewalks, uneven surfaces and narrow areas. Visitors assume all responsibility with wheelchairs and WCWT will not be held liable.
What To Expect
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Salem Old Town Hall
All tours depart from Salem's Old Town Hall, on the three steps. A local historian guides you through the cobblestone-lined streets of this 17th century city by the glow of lantern light. Explore the driving factors behind the infamous Witch Trials Hysteria of 1692, meeting real practicing witches along the way. Learn about the rise of Salem as a world-class haunted seaport, creating some of the wealthiest families in its history.
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Essex Street Pedestrian Mall
We will be strolling the cobblestoned streets of the Essex St Pedestrian walking mall. This is the very heart of Salem, which once was a Native American trading path. You will visit the site of the First Church of Salem and hear the haunting tale of the Lady in Blue.
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Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery
One of the most photographed sites in the city, the Bewitched statue will be your next stop. Learn how the locals *really* felt about this 9 foot bronze statue being dedicated in 2005. Why are their security cameras fixed on Samantha?
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Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (1000)
TNmom2
Dec 2022
April, our tour guide, brought Salem to life for us! Her knowledge, and how she shared it, enabled me to have a better perspective on the witch trials and that dark time in our country. My husband, teen, 10 y.o., and I loved it! Because she expertly and patiently answered all 1,387 questions the 10 y.o. had, April gained a friend for life in her! There’s 0% chance we would’ve learned all we did, or enjoyed Salem as much as we did, had it not been for our tour with April. 100% recommend!
Response from Host
Dec 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. We strive to make it fun for all ages. We definitely appreciate your feedback and recommendation, thank you so much!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
emiliushg
Dec 2022
Excellent tour by April ! Engaging, fun, and interesting the whole way throughout ! 100% recommended if you’re visiting Salem
Response from Host
Dec 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 definitely appreciate your feedback and recommendation, thank you so much!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
Jessica o
Dec 2022
Sean provided a spectacular walking history tour of Salem. He added humor and kept the entire group engaged. Highly recommend taking this tour with him.
Response from Host
Dec 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 definitely appreciate your feedback and recommendation, thank you so much!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Seán

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