Guided tour

Salem: Mid-Afternoon Ghost Tour

3.9 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Salem Historical Tours

Salem: Mid-Afternoon Ghost Tour

Activity provider: Salem Historical Tours
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From US$ 18 per person

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Hear stories of murder, accidental death, and paranormal activity in the creepy little town of Salem. Discover the city's deliciously dark past resurrected through macabre histories. Visit places where locals have seen images that remain unexplained.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Hear stories of hauntings and supernatural activities in Salem
  • Visit the home where a famous murder of a sea captain occurred
  • Learn about what the high sheriff did in the basement of his home
Full description
Visit downtown locations in Salem on this 1-hour walking tour. See sites where there have been cases of murder and accidental death. Step inside the cemetery that is only available during the day and hear the incredible stories of hauntings, a mysterious tree, and a grave robbing. After this, go to the Sea Captain's home and learn about how he was murdered and why. Next, hear the story of the Lady In Blue who haunts the old church location. Finally, end up at the home of the high sheriff who committed dubious acts in the basement of his home after which he met his own untimely fate.
  • Tour guide
  • Amplification will be used if necessary so that everyone can hear
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Inside the 1805 Custom House on the corner of Essex and Central Streets, 8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Video recording
  • Audio recording

Know before you go

  • The walking route is fairly flat and stays on the sidewalk and crosswalk
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • The total length of the tour is a bit less than 1 mile
  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • Photography is encouraged
  • The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks occurring before, during and after the tour, including injury by any cause and releases management, respective affiliates and representatives from any related claim
  • Please note that the price for the following ticket categories is the same as for students, seniors, or military. Discount categories (valid with ID): Veterans, Police, Firefighters, Teachers, EMTs, Nurses, and Salem Residents.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

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This was a fascinating tour. We really enjoyed ourselves.

April 29, 2022

Very knowledgeable and fun guide.

March 29, 2022

Guide wasn’t talkative although she responded to questions happily. I felt I could have googled/read a plaque on all the information she gave in 1/10 of the time and for free.

August 13, 2021

Product ID: 238717