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Salem History Tour: Winter Edition

Product ID: 328441
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Experience all of Salem’s history on a 1.5-hour tour, including the 1692 witch trials, the Great Age of Sail, Revolutionary history, TV and movies shot in the city, a ghost story, and perhaps even a visit to the cemetery.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 12:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the 1692 witchcraft hysteria that resulted in the executions of 20 innocent people
  • Discover why Salem is considered by many as the birthplace of the American Revolution
  • Delve into the macabre as you hear tales of the supernatural
Full description
Salem is almost 400 years old, making it one of the oldest cities in the US. It has a vast and varied history. Since its humble beginnings as a fishing community, it has developed as a key metropolis and was even the state capital for a brief period.

On this 1.5-hour tour, you will see sites that relate to the 1692 Salem witch trials and hear compelling stories that once shook the town to the core. There are also locations that have incredible significance to the American Revolution; the US may not be the same US without Salem. The seaport was arguably the richest in America in the early 1800s and was frequented by ships that brought goods from all over the world.

The city is home to inventors, as well as famous political leaders, and has been visited by countless celebrities who have shot movies and TV shows within the city and its environs. At the end of the tour, you will be regaled with a tale of the supernatural activity that plagues the city even still.
Includes
  • Live guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Parking

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at 1805 Custom House on Central Street in downtown Salem. There are two Custom Houses; do not go to the Custom House in the Seaport District. Look out for the sign that hangs on the building, as well as a sandwich board, sign on the wall, and sign on the door.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
Not allowed
  • Video recording
Know before you go
• Please dress appropriately for the weather
• This tour is subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled at the local partner's discretion; in this case, a refund will be issued
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Salem Historical Tours

Product ID: 328441