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Salem: 1692 Witchcraft Trials Walk

1. Salem: 1692 Witchcraft Trials Walk

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. 

Salem: Haunt and History Guided Night Tour

2. Salem: Haunt and History Guided Night Tour

Take a walk through Downtown Salem's most historic and haunted outdoor areas. Although every tour is slightly different, each tour visits about 10 locations.  See 2 cemeteries, the Witch Trials Memorial, the location where an accused witch was tortured to death, filming locations from the movie "Hocus Pocus," the Old Salem Jail, the site of the Salem Witch Dungeon, among others. Start the tour at 127 Essex Street in Downtown Salem where you will join a local historian and paranormal investigator who will lead the experience. Embark on a casual walk through Salem's beautiful, historic, and haunted downtown.  Take the time to stop and hear stories about Salem's haunted, dark, and surprisingly inspiring history.

Salem: Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour

3. Salem: Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour

Get an introduction to the history of Salem and discover local ghost stories on a guided 1.5-hour walking tour. Visit at least one cemetery and several buildings known for paranormal activity. Listen to dark tales of accidental death and murder. Hear about a man who was murdered for his treasure by his heirs and a woman who died in a fire and continues to haunt the home. Learn about the various unexplained sightings in some of the older structures in the city. Your tour will end in the downtown area, where your guide will direct you to wherever you'd like to visit next.

Salem: Salem-Based Movies and TV Shows Guided Walking Tour

4. Salem: Salem-Based Movies and TV Shows Guided Walking Tour

Discover Salem's rich movie and TV history on this walking tour with a local. Spot scenes from your favorite movies, walk through historic streets, and see where they filmed Hocus Pocus. Meet your guide and begin exploring Salem. As you stroll through historic streets and quiet neighborhoods, see where many famous movies and TV shows were filmed. Spot the streets from Hocus Pocus, remember scenes from Bewitched, and hear about the first movie filmed in Salem in 1899. As you walk, learn the surprisingly high number of movies and TV shows filmed on location in this picturesque New England city, including Hocus Pocus, Bewitched, Hubie Halloween, American Hustle, Joy, Bridesmaids, Defending Jacob, The Good Son, and The Crucible.

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What people are saying about Salem

Very interesting and enjoyed tour- I love the Ghost Walks because you get the best people-specific stories of an areas history- this tour didn’t disappoint. I also really appreciated the professional management of group logistics- groups were limited in size, the guide laid out ground rules clearly and stuck to them- ensuring we stayed together, covering a lot of ground in a timely way which meant more sights, more stories in the time we had. Also a plus that the guide used a small speaker system that ensured everyone could easily hear him- super important. Nothing worse than 1) losing your group/guide and 2) not being able to hear what is said! This tour is suitable for all ages. Many family groups attended.

The tour guide Sebastian did a great job explaining history and helping you to get in the mindset of how things were back then. He also kept the whole group engaged and made sure not to leave behind anyone. Overall great experience.

Our tour guide, Davy, was awesome. Lots of fun stories about the history of Salem and about ghost sightings. I would do it again. Davy knew a lot about the area and even kept the interest of my two teenage boys.

I thought this tour was exceptional. Loved that it was at night. I think that added to the atmosphere. The guide was very knowledgeable of the history of Salem. It was exactly what I was hoping for.

This was a very comprehensive tool full of information and was so interesting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and got us all excited about the history of the witch trials