Salem Witch Trials Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Salem Witch Trials Self-Guided Audio Tour

From US$ 9.99 per person

Explore the town of Salem and learn about the infamous Salem Witch Trials with a self-guided, GPS-enabled, and professionally narrated tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Valid 365 days
from first activation
Instant confirmation
Audio guide included
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the dark history of the Salem Witch Trials with a self-guided tour
  • Explore the burial place of Judge John Hathorne, chief magistrate during the witch trials of 1692
  • See notable points of interest throughout the city, including the House of the Seven Gables
  • Learn why these events have captivated people for centuries, including famous playwright Arthur Miller
Full description

Join a spooky self-guided tour that will help you to explore Salem's past and learn about the events that took place there. Explore some of the town's most notable landmarks and places connected to the famous witch trials. Along the way, there are plenty of optional detours available for those looking for a little more.

The experience begins at the Salem Armory. From there, walk to the 1692 Memorial, where the victims of the witch panic are memorialized. Get to know many of the key figures who found themselves swept up by the plague of fear and paid the ultimate price.

Next, you’ll see the Old Burying Point, where many of the trials’ victims and aggressors were laid to rest. Listen to the tragically heroic tale of Giles Corey as you walk through the gravestones, a man who refused to bow to the nightmare overtaking his town and was immortalized in The Crucible.

After that, you’ll pass by some of Salem’s spookiest architecture, including the Joshua Ward House and the Old Town Hall. You’ll also hear of the secret tunnels which run beneath some of these buildings, many of which still exist to this day.

Continue on past the old jailhouse, where innocent people were subjected to cruelty so terrible that some suggest their spirits never really left. You'll hear about Hollywood’s many forays into Salem, including hits like Hocus Pocus and Bewitched.

Pass by the Witch Museum on your way back and hear about how all the madness finally came to an end. The final stop brings you to the Salem Common, where the tour wraps up with some things you probably didn’t know about the aftermath of the trials.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via the app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This self-guided experience begins at the Salem Armory. There will be no guide waiting for you. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. If you have any questions, please visit ActionTourGuide.com/FAQ.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever - from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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It was nice to start and stop when we felt we wanted to or to skip by things we weren't as interested in.

October 19, 2021

Enjoyed the information but does need some updates on the how to find some spots

October 9, 2021

September 27, 2021

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