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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


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 Burying Point Cemetery, Witch House, and Ropes Mansion.
Pass through Salem's historic McIntire District
Professional/Local Guide

Departure Point

32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA

Return Details

51 Charter St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes and jacket recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Small group size - maximum 30 guests
  • Tours run rain or shine, we do not cancel for weather. No refunds for weather! Please plan accordingly.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Witch City Walking Tours

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

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What is the maximum group size during History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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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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A must for anyone going to Salem
, Aug 2021
This was an amazing tour. Our tour guide was incredible and so informative. There was so much information given on this two hour walk but in a completely relaxed atmosphere that made the time fly by. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone going to Salem.
Great walking tour!
, Aug 2021
We had April and she was amazing! so informative and kept the whole tour fun and interesting! We learned so much about salem's history in about 2 houra time and she answers questions very thoroughly! 10/10 recommend this tour
Highly recommend
, Aug 2021
Highly recommend. Great guide. Great information. Whole family enjoyed this tour. Guide stayed after tour to answer all questions. Very knowledgeable.
Good tour guide.
, Aug 2021
Jon, our tour guide was great. He was knowledgeable, and he's also an actor so he added some voices and drama when providing the history. I chose this tour over a tour specifically about witches hoping to keep my husband interested in it, and it worked. Salem however was not what I expected. It's very commercialized... I was hoping it would be a small town with lots of old spooky witch/crystal shops, but all of the shops felt like you're walking down an aisle in a department store during Halloween. If I have the chance to go back, I'd get off the beaten path and try to find real witch shops.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I so thrilled that you had an amazing time with Jon. He is such an amazing guide and his acting skills really add to the tour. I understand how you feel about Salem being commercialized. It is a mid-sized city with 45,000 people. It is not the quaint little village that a lot of people expect. I hope that you will come back and see us again soon. All the best, Beth and Jon
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, Aug 2021
Enthusiastic guide with great historical stories. He kept it entertaining. I do wish he’d covered the actual buildings and cemetery more.
, Aug 2021
April was amazing and really knows her stuff! We loved the tour and think it is a must do in Salem!!
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A disappointment
, Jul 2021
Unfortunately we missed it. We took an Uber all the way from Boston & when the tour was about to start the heavens opened up. The rain & lightning were unreal. The tour contains a strict "no weather cancellations" clause but I couldn't put our lives in danger so I had the Uber driver take us back. There should be an exception to reschedule when the weather is dangerous. As a result of this strict policy, we were out $42 for the tickets + $98.00 in Uber fees.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Margaret, thank you for your review! Actually, we DO let you reschedule! You are welcome to reschedule or rebook any time. We cannot cancel for weather. We have a very flexible cancellation policy, and will grant a full refund as long as you cancel 24 hours or more in advance. Most tour companies will not let you reschedule for weather, but we do. On average we offer 10 tours per day, so there are plenty of options for rescheduling. All the best, Beth
Engaging and fun!
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, John was amazing! The ghost stories are thrilling and were told in engaging and dramatic fashion that felt befitting a trip to Salem! Great mix of history and ghost stories. There’s certainly an emphasis on witch related history but there were other cool facts thrown in as well!
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We took our granddaughter and had a wonderful experience with Vanessa as our guide.
, Jul 2021
The tour was efficient, professional, and very entertaining. The size of our group was perfect and allowed the experience to be more personal.
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Great, informative trip
, Jul 2021
Our guide Sean was very knowledgeable about the history of Salem and did a wonderful job. We learned a lot of interesting facts about Salem. Worth doing.
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