Guided tour

Salem: Witch Trials and Beyond Guided Walking Tour

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4 reviews

Activity provider: Junket

Salem: Witch Trials and Beyond Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Junket

From US$ 35 per person

Join a guided walking tour of Salem and go back in time to the 17th century. Learn all about the 1692 witch trials and uncover rarely told stories of how Salem handled the aftermath of its horrific deeds.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Delve into Salem's dark history on a guided walking tour
  • Learn how a Puritan town transformed into the Witch City
  • Hear tales of betrayal, murder, and mystery
  • Discover how the witch trials influenced a 19th century author
  • Take a selfie in front of the Bewitched and Hocus Pocus filming locations
Full description

Find out how the strict Puritan town of Salem became the witchcraft capital of the world and get a behind-the-scenes look at today's tourism industry on a guided walking tour of the Witch City.

Meet your guide outside the Old Town Hall and begin your history-packed walking tour of Salem. Together you'll visit 9 historic locations, including the Salem Athenaeum and Old Burying Point Cemetery, unlocking a new chapter of Salem's past at each stop.

Uncover shocking secrets like the connection between author Nathaniel Hawthorne and infamous witch trials judge John Hathorne, or the fact that most of the accusations, executions, and alleged witchcraft actually occurred in Danvers, not Salem.

Walk away from your tour with a full picture of Salem's history and plenty of memorable moments to share with family and friends back home.

Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the courtyard outside of Old Town Hall. They'll be wearing a Junket t-shirt for easy identification.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • This tour is not recommended for people who cannot walk more than a mile
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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Excellent Tour and John was awesome

November 2, 2022

I was expecting more - maybe it was too crowded - maybe the material at Salem was not sufficient riveting - maybe we needed more passion and excitement - I enjoyed the walk and the talk - just thought there needed - more of something.

October 23, 2022

John was a fantastic guide. He was very informative and answered all our questions.

October 12, 2022

Product ID: 426305