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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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1528
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$25.00
From
$25.00
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.
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* A traveler said: "Listening to our tour guide Ryan . His knowledge and love of the history of Salem and his energy made the tour so much fun."


2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

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484
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$40.00
From
$40.00
Dive deep into the centuries long history of Salem, Massachusetts. See important landmarks, including the Witch House, Hamilton Hall and historic Chestnut Street. Learn about Salem’s people and their contributions to the national story from Puritans to Patriots. This tour includes but is not just the history of the Salem Witch Trials. More than that, listen to riveting accounts, anecdotes and interesting facts about a storied New England seaport. A history woven from its beginnings as Naumkeag, a summer settlement of Native People, to Salem as the center of the North American spice trade. This tour is perfect for someone looking for a broader view of local history on a walking tour.
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* A traveler said: "Everything the guide was very knowledgeable he did a magnificent job!! The walk was great and him telling the stories of the past"


The Salem Night Tour

The Salem Night Tour

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1925
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
From
$26.00
From
$26.00
When night falls across Salem, it's the perfect time to explore the city’s spooky and sinister past on a haunted history tour. On this top-rated walk through one of America's most haunted places, follow a licensed guide along lamplit streets while listening to legends and true tales of witchcraft, murder, mayhem, and more. Visit sites related to the infamous 17th-century Salem Witch Trials, and hear about the ghostly spirits said to still rattle through the town’s historic homes and graveyards.
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* A traveler said: "A lot of creepy history! A nice walk! Super cool area to be in! Nice people to talk to! Just an overall fun time!"


Steps Through 1692 (History Tour)

Steps Through 1692 (History Tour)

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22
  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$20.00
From
$20.00
Steps Through 1692 is a 45-minute historic walking tour in the heart of downtown Salem. Learn about the hysteria of the Salem Witch trials at points of interest.
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* A traveler said: "Tour guide Tom was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and gave a information packed tour in only an hour!"


Salem Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

Salem Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

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950
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$21.00
From
$21.00
Uncover the dark past and mysterious legends of Salem on this haunted history walking tour. Expert historians and paranormal investigators help separate fact from fiction while retelling the events of the 1692 witch trials and leading you through Salem’s most notorious sites. Escape the gimmicks and delve into authentic tales of voodoo, witchcraft, vampires, and ghost sightings that have left their mark on the infamous New England town.
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* A traveler said: "Hear about the dungeon, Proctor Ledge and gallows hill, our walking tour guide was awesome and knowledgeable"


Mysteries & Murders of Salem Guided Night-Time Walking Tour

Mysteries & Murders of Salem Guided Night-Time Walking Tour

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183
  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
From
$35.00
This murder and mystery walking tour of Salem is a great option for travelers who want a break from hearing exclusively about the history of the Salem witch trials. Mix things up by listening to tales of grisly murders and sinister ghost sightings as your guide leads you to the spookiest sights in Salem. This tour is suitable for young adults and adults. Not suitable for small children.
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* A traveler said: "Paige was probably the best guide you could get for this tour! She is super engaging, smart, funny but spooky at the same time. Though we got poured on, she continued on with her tour perfectly. She was AMAZING!!"


Salem Witch Trials Historical Walking Tour

Salem Witch Trials Historical Walking Tour

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117
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$20.77
From
$20.77
The Salem Witch Trails was a period in history that is misunderstood easily. On this walking tour, follow a guide to main sites such as the witchcraft memorial and courthouse, as you hear stories from accusers and victims to gain a better understanding yourself. Plus, this Salem walking tour starts in the late afternoon leaving you plenty of time to fill up the rest of your day with activities.
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* A traveler said: "Informative and great way to see downtown Salem. Our guide was knowledgeable and encouraged a dialogue with the group rather than just lecturing. He kept it interesting and fun!"


Wandering Witches

Wandering Witches

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13
  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$20.52
From
$20.52
"What is a REAL Witch?" is the most frequently asked question in Salem! Here is your opportunity to ask a REAL WITCH for yourself during this 30 - 45 minute, UNSCRIPTED, and unique walk through the city! Come ask us your questions and learn what it means to be a REAL PRACTICING WITCH!
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* A traveler said: "Our guide Tom was amazing an his knowledge of the history is unbelievable. The fact he is an actual witch made the tour."


Salem's Spooky Spectres Walking Ghost Tour

Salem's Spooky Spectres Walking Ghost Tour

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103
  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
From
$26.00
From
$26.00
Visit the spookiest spots in downtown Salem and hear haunting tales of murder, mystery, and mayhem on this Spooky-kooky (skooky?) 60 minute tour of this historic city!
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* A traveler said: "It was great. We were approached by a homeless crazy person yelling strange things. Maybe the guide should have pepper spray or some method of protection."


Dark History: Hauntings & Witchcraft Hysteria

Dark History: Hauntings & Witchcraft Hysteria

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83
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
From
$28.00
Join your local guide for a trip back in history as they share the story of Salem’s founding in 1626 by Puritans, whose search for religious freedom ultimately ended in a wave of fear, suspicion, and anger that gripped Salem for one fateful year in 1692. Your tour will include stops at some of Salem’s most popular locations, like the Witch House, Chestnut Street, & Burying Point Cemetery, and some secluded off-the-beaten-path locations that very few tourists get to experience. Along the way, your guide, an experienced storyteller, will recount all the details of the witchcraft hysteria & share Salem’s spookiest local legends of hauntings from 1600s through the present day. All tours meet outside of Coon’s Card and Gift Shop. 1.5 hours (All ages)
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* A traveler said: "Maria was very knowledgeable and personable, answering any questions we had. I was able to bring my puppy and she had fun walking around too. It was a great experience!"


Self-Guided Smartphone Ghost Walking Tour in Salem

Self-Guided Smartphone Ghost Walking Tour in Salem

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26
  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$5.00
From
$5.00
This is a Smartphone Guided ghost tour on our walking tour app. Go to the Ropes Mansion, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the spooky streets of Salem. 1 purchase works on 4 smartphones. Once you unlock the tour it does not expire and can be taken anytime. This offers spooky narration, theatrically crafted and music infused tour you can take anytime. Contactless and social distance friendly. It's recommended to listen on headphones or earbuds. Also you can Listen on a bluetooth speakers or your phone speaker. What makes this tour special? -The spooky narrator is one of a kind. -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a spooky adventure. -Go anytime. Go at your own pace -Great bang for your buck. Get the adventure for a fraction of the price of other tours.
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* A traveler said: "I love self guided tours. You can go whenever you want, take your time and listen again if you forgot details. Download was easy, no issues and very well done."


Haunted History of Salem Guided Walking Tour

Haunted History of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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89
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$20.00
From
$20.00
The mere mention of Salem conjures tales of witch trials and macabre mishaps. This haunted history tour, ideal for fans of superstition and the supernatural, takes you on a lantern-lit journey to sites of alleged haunting. Explore an atmospheric cemetery, visit buildings inhabited by restless souls, and listen to paranormal stories delivered by a master storyteller. A charged atmosphere is guaranteed on this tour.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide, Sarah is amazing 🙌🏼 She is very knowledgeable and informative about the history of the witch trials."


Double Trouble Combination Pass (History & Ghost Tours)

Double Trouble Combination Pass (History & Ghost Tours)

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17
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.00
From
$40.00
If you’re having trouble choosing a fun walking tour of Salem, with this “double trouble” pass you don’t need to. You’ll get access to two walks: the Wandering Witches tour and the Salem’s Spooky Specters tour. You’ll learn all about Salem’s dramatic history on the witches tour, then continue the theme after dark, listening to scary ghost tales at some of the city’s spookiest spots.
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* A traveler said: "Pam was an amazing tour guide. She was super knowledgeable and friendly and you could tell that she loves her job"


Ultimate Historic Salem and Witch Trials Self-Guided Walking Tour

Ultimate Historic Salem and Witch Trials Self-Guided Walking Tour

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8
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$9.99
From
$9.99
Welcome to the self-guided Salem Witch Trials Tour in Salem, Massachusetts! The quaint and picturesque town of Salem hides a seriously dark history. Over 300 years ago, this was the site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, where innocent townspeople were ruthlessly killed for being “witches”. Explore all of Salem’s grim past and present with this self-guided, GPS-enabled, and professionally-narrated tour. Visit the poignant sites that still stand as a testament to Salem’s history. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Salem Visitor Center, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This is not a ticket to attractions along the route. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound

Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound

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259
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
From
$44.00
Embark on an interactive sailing excursion off the coast of Salem on a replica historic privateer schooner. Great for families and anyone who gets bored easily, this adventure keeps you engaged by offering opportunities to help with tasks such as raising the sails and steering the boat. Plus, the crew shares stories about the history of Salem and the role played by privateers.
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* A traveler said: "The views, and firing off the shot gun cannon. The crew was very nice and professional, plus they sell drinks!"


Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

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42
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$15.58
From
$15.58
Delve deeper into the haunted history of Salem on a daytime ghost tour that provides a family-friendly introduction to the city’s past. Exploring on foot guarantees a more intimate glimpse into the city streets and a cemetery, while a guide brings history to life using humor and stories.
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* A traveler said: "Very Interesting tour. Very comfortable walk. Learned a lot about the city. Would recommend this tour to friends."


Triple Threat Combination Pass (ALL 3 TOURS!!!)

Triple Threat Combination Pass (ALL 3 TOURS!!!)

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25
  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$56.42
From
$56.42
Save $10 and TAKE ALL THREE TOURS!!! Learn the History, Mystery, and Magick of Salem's past and present in Steps through 1692 (5pm), Salem's Spooky Specters (7 or 8:30), and Wandering Witches (3:30 pm). Wandering Witches@ 3:30 "What is a REAL Witch?" is one of the most frequently asked questions in Salem. Join us on our completely unique and UNSCRIPTED tour where you can learn everything you've ever wanted to know from a REAL practicing Witch! aprox. 30 -45 minutes. Steps Through 1692 @ 5pm: Step through time to learn the real story of the infamous Salem Witch Trials in this 45 minute walking tour though the heart of Salem, MA. Salem's Spooky Spectres: Then--after dark--hear haunting tales of madness, murder, and mayhem at some of the spookiest spots downtown with a laugh or two in between! See You Soon Ghouls and Gals!!!
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* A traveler said: "Sara and Tom were great! Knowledge intelligent and great personalities! Learned a lot. Interesting that much of what we were taught in school is incorrect"


Bewitched Historical Tour

Bewitched Historical Tour

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435
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$30.00
From
$30.00
Join us for the best historical tour in Salem. Your licensed guide will lead you on a 2 hour journey back in time. Visit over a dozen locations of historical significance within the downtown area and learn why the history is more frightening than fiction.
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* A traveler said: "Sara was so wonderful, she was knowledgeable, interesting and made the experience delightful!!!! If you’re going to Salem this is the tour to do - make sure to ask for Sara!! Thank"


Black Cat Historical Day Tour

Black Cat Historical Day Tour

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314
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
From
$20.00
If you’re a history buff visiting Salem, don’t miss out on this history-focused tour that reveals the city’s turbulent past. A costumed guide tells tales of war, witchcraft, pirates and Puritans, and reveals information that you’re unlikely to find in the guide book. This tour, which proves ideal for first-time visitors, is unscripted and can therefore be tailored according to the interests of the group.
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* A traveler said: "Daniel was a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Entertaining. No question stumped him. I highly recommend this tour of Salem."


Satanic Salem Walking Tours

Satanic Salem Walking Tours

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294
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$20.00
From
$20.00
Salem is famous for its spooky tours, and this one might just be the spookiest (in a family friendly way!) Your walking tour guide is an expert in everything related to witchcraft and the occult, and will provide insight into Salem’s past that you’re unlikely to get elsewhere. Over 90 minutes you’ll visit important public buildings, cemeteries, and the Salem Witch Museum. Bring comfy shoes and a friend so you can squeeze their hand.
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* A traveler said: "Amazing, informative tour. Our guide knows a TON of history about Salem. I highly recommend the Satanic Walking Tour."


Salem and Witchcraft Historical Walking Tour

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Salem and Witchcraft Historical Walking Tour

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46
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.58
$24.00
$2.42 savings
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$21.58
$24.00
$2.42 savings
The tryals have left a footprint on Salem, and the world, that still echo 329 years later. Join us on our 90min walking tour as we visit historic locations and lay the groundwork to explore and unpack what happened in Salem in 1692. Shedding light on how a community driven by fear and led by religious ideology and zealotus extremism, executed 20 innocent people.
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* A traveler said: "We went to Salem for a bachelorette weekend and want to take a tour to learn more about the towns history. We picked this walking tour and it did not disappoint! The history and story telling was fantastic. Definitely a must do on your trip."


The Ghosts of Salem Walking Tour

The Ghosts of Salem Walking Tour

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30
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$24.99
From
$24.99
Ghost City Tours has spent many years researching the ghost stories and haunted locations in and around Salem. This means that when you choose Ghost City Tours you hear the true story of the ghosts and hauntings in Salem. You'll also hear about the history of Salem and our local legends and folklore, including the haunted locations that deal with the Witch Trials. We like pushing the envelope, offering tourists and locals alike a chance to join our Guides and journey into areas of Salem which are not on the popular routes through town.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. She was attentive to our needs for rest stops and full of interesting stories"


Requiem for Salem Walking Ghost Tour
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Requiem for Salem Walking Ghost Tour

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30
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$34.99
From
$34.99
If you're into spooky hauntings, mature themes and language, and very haunted locations - but not so keen on other peoples' kids, this is the ideal Ghost Tour for you. Get to know the darker side of Salem - exploring some of Salem's most haunted locations at night. The Requiem for Salem Ghost Tour contains mature themes and language.
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* A traveler said: "The guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to wrap the tour in stories. It was nice to see Salem from a different perspective."


Salem Day Tour: Historical Witchcraft Hysteria Walking Tour
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$25.00
This Salem Day Tour is recommended for any guest who wants to learn the true history of the most sensationalized dark moments in Colonial American history. While being led by local, experienced and licensed guides, guests will see the famous & iconic historical sites of the Salem. This tour contains dark and serious history, and may not be suitable for very young children.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide, Dominick, was super knowledgeable!! This is a great tour if you want to learn a lot about the actual history of the Salem witch trials and get out of the touristy stuff."


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