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Salem: Witch Trials Self-Guided Walking Tour and Quiz

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Salem: Witch Trials Self-Guided Walking Tour and Quiz

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide
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Explore Salem on a self-guided walking tour and test your trivia knowledge. Discover the tragic story of the famous Salem witch trials while strolling down historic streets.

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Duration 365 days
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Audio guide included


  • Immerse yourself in the dark and troubling history of the Salem Witch Trials
  • Explore Salem's historic streets and pass by the haunted, spooky old jailhouse
  • Journey back to the 1600s and meet those responsible for the Salem witch panic
  • Discover why the infamous Witch Trials have captivated people for centuries
  • Stroll past the Joshua Ward House, Old Burying Point, and the Old Town Hall
Full description

Learn about the sobering history of Salem at your own pace on a self-guided walking tour. Hear the history of the Salem Witch Trials, visit the Old Burying Point, and find Salem's haunted buildings.

Before beginning your tour, download the Action Tour Guide app on your phone to allow easy offline access. Head to the Salem Armory to get started. From there, walk to the 1692 Memorial, which honors the victims of the witch panic. Next, head to the Old Burying Point, the final resting place not only for many of the trials’ victims but also for their persecutors. Walk among the graves and hear the tragic, heroic tale of Giles Corey and others who paid the ultimate price when they refused to go along with the madness. Continue your tour with some of Salem’s spookiest architecture, the Joshua Ward House and the Old Town Hall. Learn about the Old Town Hall's secret tunnels, which still exist today. Head to the old jailhouse, where some say the spirits of the confined and tortured innocents remain. Continue through town and spot landmarks featured in Hollywood hits like Hocus Pocus and Bewitched. Next, pass the Witch Museum and learn how the witch trials ended.

Finish your tour at the Salem Common and discover the aftermath of the trials and how the town of Salem recovered. As you follow the tour, there are plenty of optional detours available, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s house to a tavern infamous for 18th-century kidnappings.

  • Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Digital Tour that stays with you forever
  • Interactive Quiz
  • Optional Hint to help solve puzzles
  • 20+ Challenges to solve
  • Tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
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

Start your self-guided tour outside the Salem Armory Regional Visitor Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map
  • This is not an entry ticket
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide 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

Product ID: 418529