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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered 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
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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 Witch Trials Memorial, Witch House, and Ropes Mansion.
Pass through Salem's historic McIntire District
Professional/Local Guide
Gratuities
Old Town Hall , 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

Salem Witch Trials Memorial , 24 Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

Return point: Witch Trials Memorial. Charter St, Salem, MA 01970

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please Note: Guests assume ALL responsibility, ALL Liability, and a photo release while on our tour.
  • Dog friendly!
  • Wheelchair/scooter accessible!
  • Please note, we book up to 40 people per tour in October
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Witch City Walking Tours
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" See review
  • "We loved every step out the way, and highly recommend you choose this tour!" See review
  • "It was perfect to do first thing in the morning so we knew our way around Salem." See review

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star-5
Ryan is 👍🏻👍🏻
Krystal_B
, Aug 2022
Ryan was AMAZING!!! He so knowledgeable and entertaining. Dad jokes galore! But seriously, he was serious with the serious stories. And I liked how he brought light to how the witch trials weren’t about the witch trials, but it was about greed and lies! I would recommend the History and Hauntings Tour and I definitely would recommend Ryan as the tour guide!
star-5
Fun Witch walk
Julie_V
, Aug 2022
Loved this walking tour. Our guide was phenomenal. She was so sweet but also so knowledgeable. She kept the tour light and fun, and moving right along. We were very impressed with her. We learned a lot and had a great time. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
star-4
Bringing history to life
david_m
, Aug 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable. Tour for adults and older children. My young children were disinterested. Tour guide stopped in some loud areas at times, which made hearing difficult. Moving away from loud trucks and garbage trucks would of been wise.
star-5
Katie was a wonderful...
Julia_W
, Aug 2022
Katie was a wonderful tour guide and the history was very interesting. I would highly recommend the tour if in Salem.
star-5
Would recommend the evening tour with Ryan.
Evelyn_M
, Aug 2022
Ryan is an entertaining storyteller who brings Salem’s history and ghosts to life. We booked the 8 pm tour which was perfect. The lantern lit walk around Salem added to the ambiance of the tour.
star-2
Very little walking, loud...
Denise_C
, Aug 2022
Very little walking, loud trucks all around but the tour guide didn't move to a new location, could hardly hear. Disappointing all around considering the price.
star-5
Loved it!
Paul_H
, Aug 2022
Ryan was an excellent guide who gave a ton of information while making it fun. We definitely recommend!
star-5
Enlightening and Fun!
Trayce_G
, Aug 2022
Sean, our tour guide, was passionate about this and provided a great tour, full of fun, facts, and respect of history.
star-5
History + Ghost Stories
Michael_R
, Aug 2022
Sean is a pro, effective outdoor speaker. Of course, very knowledgeable, even with side questions. This tour blends history and ghost stories perfectly.
star-5
So much fun!!
FeliciaL_T
, Aug 2022
April, our guide was fabulous!!! She really kept us engaged in the history and the emotional turmoil of the times.
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 review, thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
star-5
Vanessa is full of...
Susan_R
, Aug 2022
Vanessa is full of information and the history and an excellent story teller. She brought Salems history to life
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 Vanessa on our tour. She is a fantastic storyteller and tour guide. We definitely love sharing our history of our beautiful 400 year old city!! Thank you! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Vanessa
star-5
The tragic events in the new colony town of Salem.
Laurence_B
, Aug 2022
Great historical detail about the people, events and the historical background of the Salem Witch Trials. April did a great job. She should get a raise.
icon Response from Host , Aug 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, thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
star-5
The history is...
William_F
, Aug 2022
The history is fascinating.. and amazing that 20 people were hanged and many others jailed due fanatical behavior and corruption for money and power
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 for your review!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
star-5
The tour guide had...
Anna_M
, Aug 2022
The tour guide had engaged us so well in the history of Salem ! He has an amazing way to walk you through the stories of 17th trough 19 th century :))) We had an amazing time with this tour. Really looking forward to come back again to the Salem !
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 definitely appreciate your feedback. Next time you’re in town check out our Mysteries & Murder tour!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Salem Ghosts
Andrea_P
, Aug 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and told great stories. The group was not too large which made it more intimate.
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 definitely appreciate your feedback, thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Haunted walking tour
Jennifer_R
, Aug 2022
We went to Salem for a quick family getaway. My daughter is a fan of all things spooky. We loved the tour and enjoyed getting to hear about the history behind the witch trials. Very informative and kid friendly.
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 strive to make it fun for all ages!! Thank you for your feedback!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Don’t miss
Lynda_G
, Aug 2022
April was very informative and animated. Learned a lot about Salem that I didn’t know. Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 fantastic storyteller and tour guide. We definitely appreciate your review and your recommendation!! Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Educational, Spooky, and FUN!
Jeff_M
, Aug 2022
Vanessa was a great guide. We learned so much more than we expected. I would definitely book another one with them!
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 Vanessa on our tour. She is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. We definitely appreciate your 5 star feedback, thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Vanessa
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
a great way to see Salem
Ann_F
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide, April, was energetic, knowledgeable, informative and passionate about Salem history. Our tour was a great way to learn about Salem people, stories, and witch trials.
icon Response from Host , Aug 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, thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and April
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour! Ryan was...
Angela_S
, Aug 2022
Great tour! Ryan was excellent tour guy he was very knowledgeable. It was a great tour and I recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 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 definitely appreciate your feedback and recommendation!! Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Ryan
1 traveler found this review helpful

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