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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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Salem, United States
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
Very excellent
Vincent_R
, Aug 2022
Was very informative about history of Salem and the way things were at that time April our guide was fantastic dude a great job
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great night tour experience!
Jessica_B
, Aug 2022
Dani was an excellent guide. We loved the night tour because there was nearly no one else on the streets except our group!
star-5
Awesome and wonderful walking tour.
Jessica_S
, Aug 2022
I loved the person speaking!! She was awesome giving information and energetic. The only thing I would say is there was a lot of standing but that could be because we did a lot of walking before.
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. Our route is approximately a mile in length so definitely wear comfortable shoes!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
star-5
Definitely go at dusk, enhanced atmosphere..
brian_b
, Aug 2022
First activity of our trip and super fun. Tour guide Ryan was polite, entertaining, knowledgeable. He provided breaks, picture opportunities, answered questions, and wrapped everything up with an important reminder to learn from our history so as not to repeat mistakes. As an addition, we called viator before booking and they answered and were very helpful.
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 fantastic storyteller and tour guide. We definitely appreciate your feedback, thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Ryan
star-5
Excellent
Hope_P
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Dani was excellent. We had a great time walking all over town, learning about history and hearing ghost stories
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 Dani 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 Dani
star-5
Excellent experience
ErinM_O
, Aug 2022
The tour was filled with historic facts about the witch trials with splashes of generalized Salem info and a few ghost stories peppered in. I think anyone would enjoy the tour, even if they’re a total ghost skeptic. Our tour guide, Dani, was well spoken, fun, upbeat, and knowledgeable. A real pleasure to listen to. She kept our attention for two and a half hours. It was great! Two thumbs up!
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 Dani 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 Dani
star-5
Salem is so much more than witch trials
Stephanie_S
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide, Sean, was incredible! He was so engaging and so knowledgeable about Salem history. The tour was the perfect introduction to Salem beyond the 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 Seán on our tour. He 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 Seán
star-5
Great tour! Our history...
Joanne_W
, Aug 2022
Great tour! Our history teacher was so knowledgeable gloved the with house and all he knew. 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 on our tour. We definitely appreciate your feedback and recommendation, thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
star-5
Fun Night in Salem
Michelle_W
, Aug 2022
Ryan was a great guide and shared history and tales of haunting with our group. I was very entertained and enjoyed the stroll.
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 fantastic storyteller and tour guide. 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 and Ryan
star-5
So much fun
Jacqueline_S
, Aug 2022
Sean was an amazing tour guide! He made the stories come to life and was an absolute pleasure to spend time with! The tour was full of interesting history that I had no clue about because when I think of Salem, I think of witches instead of the spice trade and maritime history. If you get the chance, take the tour!
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 Seán on our tour. He is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. 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 and Seán
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!
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, thank you! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Ryan
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.
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 amazing fact’s about our beautiful 400 year old city!! Thank you! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
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.
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. Since we are a city, sometimes it can be noisy. We appreciate your feedback, thank you! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth
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.
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 Katie on our tour. She is a fantastic storyteller and tour guide. We definitely appreciate your feedback and recommendation!! Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Katie
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.
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 fantastic storyteller and tour guide. We also think doing a nighttime tour definitely adds to the ambiance! Thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Ryan
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!
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, thank you!! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Ryan
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.
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 Seán on our tour. He is a phenomenal storyteller and historian. Thank you! Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Seán
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.
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 Seán on our tour. He is a fantastic storyteller and tour guide. We definitely appreciate your feedback, thank you. Please come back and see us again soon! All the best, Beth and Seán
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

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