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Salem: 1692 Witchcraft Trials Walk

Product ID: 238257
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In 1692, twenty people were executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Five more died in jail. Neighbor testified against neighbor as emotions ran high in the small community. Take a 1.5-hour walking tour to find out what led to these dark events.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Examine the events that led to the witch trials of 1692
  • See important locations linked to the judges and the accused
  • Explore the personal stories of those who were accused of witchcraft
Full description
Explore this history of the infamous 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials on a 1.5-hour walking tour of the city. Listen to tales of the fear, political turmoil, and family rivalries all help fuel the hysteria that pitted neighbor against neighbor and family members against each other.

Starting from the local partner's office, visit the jails where suspected witches were held, the court house, and homes of the judges and accused. Discover how two girls having fits transformed into a frantic quest to expel the Devil, leading to the deaths of 25 innocent people. 
Includes
  • 1.5-hour tour
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office, 1805 Custom House Building, at the corner of Essex and Central Streets.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• The total walking distance is a little over a mile
• There will be 8 to 10 stops
• The tour is wheelchair accessible and the route is fairly flat
• The tour guide will use an amplifier for large groups
• Tours operate rain or shine.

From US$ 20 per person

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Salem Historical Tours

Product ID: 238257