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Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Delve into Salem’s past beyond the notorious witch trials on a walking tour that ties four centuries of history into the context of this modern Massachusetts town. Stop at important landmarks in the historic center and learn about Salem's seaport origins, early colonial culture, and illustrious former residents from a guide who knows all the details.
  • Get oriented to Boston's most famous suburb on a Salem history tour
  • Learn about the city's early settlement and role in the American Revolution
  • Hear how the tragic 1692 witch trials shook the city's conscience
  • Great introduction for history buffs and first-time Salem visitors
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1-hour Historic Salem Walking Tour
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Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
8 Central St , 8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

11:30am Tour Departure Point: Salem Historical Tours office at 8 Central Street. (part of the pedestrian walkway downtown at the corner of Essex and Central Street). Address: Salem Historical Tours 8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970 Return point: Returns to downtown area. Guide can direct you to where you want to go. *Please plan to check in 15-20 minutes prior to your tour. **Please call office at 978.745.0666 if there are any questions on where to meet.

11:30 AM
Salem , Salem, MA, USA

Return Location: Returns to downtown Salem area. Tour Guide can help direct you to where you want to go.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Parking available in garages on New Liberty, Bridge, and Congress Streets
  • Parking available in lots at Church Street, Front Street, and Klopp Alley. Metered parking near us. Use Passport Smart Phone App for meters. Bus parking available on New Derby Street and Hawthorne Boulevard.
  • Tour departs at 11:30am. Check in 15-20 minutes before your tour time at Salem Historical Tours office, located at 8 Central Street
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The City of Salem has rescinded its face mask and proof of vaccination order. You no longer have to show proof of vaccination or wear a face mask to enter our office and gift shop. It is subject to change in the future.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salem Historical Tours, LLC
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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
An informative tour of Salem
Tim_B
, Jul 2022
We had a small group and Bob was our tour guide. He spoke clearly and was very knowledgeable about many facets of Salem's history.
star-5
Factual and fun
Dmitry_S
, Oct 2021
The guide was very knowledgeable and fun.. he made the whole experience worth while. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Accommodating
Amanda_R
, Oct 2021
Very pleased on how the staff accommodated us when we where running a little later and put us with our Tour.
star-5
Very good tour Our tour guide was very informative and personable. I would highly recommend.
Jay_T
, Sep 2021
Very Good tour . Our guide was informative and personable. I would highly recommend this tour . We took it when we first arrived in Salem and we got a good knowledge of the history there .
star-5
Thorough overview of Salem history
Nancy_H
, Jul 2021
The tale of the Corwin house and the story of the witch spoon and Salem’s owning its past. Toura’s sense of humor. Very thorough and informative.
star-5
Great
James_H
, Mar 2021
It was a great experience to go on this tour. I had a great time and really enjoyed going on this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks James. It was great having you on three tours. Now that you have all that knowledge, you can be a tour guide for us when you come back.
star-5
Excellent! Our group really enjoyed the walking tour with our 12 and 10-year-old girls.
susana_D
, Nov 2020
A very knowledgeable and passionate guide that made us want to learn more about this important town in Massachusetts. I truly recommend this tour.
star-5
History Lovers, this is your tour!
Jillian_O
, Oct 2020
So much history and interesting background of the town. Not as much focused on the Salem witch trials, so I recommend doing a tour of that before this one. If you want someone with tons of knowledge, this is your tour!
star-1
Guide did not want to be there...maybe?
Maria_M
, Oct 2020
I almost didn't want to leave a review, but....Worst tour in 30+ years of travel. The guide spoke only 5 times, and we walked without talking the rest of the time. We went to the cemetery, but could not go in, went to houses that were less than interesting, and were told how "that is on the other tour" about many of the sights.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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