Salem

History and Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

Salem, USA
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Learn about the mysterious history of Salem on this guided walking tour of the city. Follow your local historian guide through Salem, listening to 400 years of history and admire the old architecture that dates back hundreds of years. For spookier experience, select the nighttime tour led by lantern light and find out the truth about the 1692 Salem Witch Trial hysteria.
  • Tour Salem on a guided walking tour
  • Listen to 400 years of history from a local historian
  • Select a nighttime tour for a spookier setting
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors

What's Included

  • 2-hour Hauntings & History Salem Walking Tour
  • Listen to 400 years of Salem history from a local historian
  • Walk the cobblestone streets of Salem's historic McIntire District
  • Professional/Local Guide
  • See top Salem sites such as Witch Trials Memorial, Witch House, and Ropes Mansion.
  • We do not enter any buildings on this tour. This is an outdoor activity only.
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Old Town Hall
    32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA

    Old Town Hall *Please meet on the side with the THREE staircases We do not have an office

End point

  • Salem Witch Trials Memorial
    24 Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

    Return point: Witch Trials Memorial. Charter St, Salem, MA 01970

What To Expect

Your Salem walking tour starts at the Old Town Hall, a convenient meeting point in the center of town. Led by a historian guide, you’ll traverse 400 tumultuous years of Salem's past, saving yourself the effort of personal research.

As you wander between stops, the guide helps you unravel the layers of the 1692 Witch Trials Hysteria. You’ll also encounter modern-day witches, and hear chilling tales of Salem's history that you’d likely miss otherwise.

The route of the tour follows the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, once a Native American trading path, leading to the site of the First Church of Salem. Stroll to one of the city's most snapped locations, the Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery, and then conclude your journey at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

Salem Old Town Hall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Essex Street Pedestrian Mall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ropes Mansion and Garden

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mcintire Historic District

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Witch House at Salem

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Salem

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Burying Point Cemetery

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hamilton Hall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tours run rain or shine, we do not cancel for weather. No refunds for weather! Please plan accordingly.
  • Please Note: Guests assume ALL responsibility, ALL Liability, and a photo release while on our tour.
  • Dog friendly!
  • Wheelchairs are welcome, however, be aware that Salem has 400 year old sidewalks, uneven surfaces and narrow areas. Visitors assume all responsibility with wheelchairs and WCWT will not be held liable.
  • Senior, military, and young adult tickets are not available after September 10, 2023.
  • Tour group size may be up to 39 guests per group
  • There are no public restrooms on the tour route. Please plan accordingly.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Dawn was the best tour guide ever
jordan_s, Apr 2024
This was such a fun and educational tour! I learned so much that I never knew! Dawn was our tour guide and she was so knowledgeable and truly enjoys her job! She made the tour top notch!!
Amazing
Raphael_V, Apr 2024
Dawn was an amazing host. She came on time. She is very informative and entertaining at the same time. We’ll definitely recommend her to friends and family who wants to visit Salem.
Historical Haunts
Alejandra_C, Apr 2024
Had a fun and spooky time on the Hauntings Tour. Our tour guide, Joe, was informative and personable. Enjoyed that the sun was setting during the tour and ended the night at the Salem Witch Trails Memorial. Our guide helped us enjoy our one day in Salem and it was a once in a lifetime experience.
Great tour! Ryan was an...
Nina_J, Apr 2024
Great tour! Ryan was an amazing tour guide who provided lots of historical info along with great scary stories! Highly recommend
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Ryan ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We definitely appreciate your recommendations! Thank you!! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Ryan
Great tour!
Adrianne_N, Apr 2024
Highly recommend! Our tour guide, Ryan, was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and his personality and love of history really came through as he shared interesting Salem stories.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Adrianne, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Ryan ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We love to share fun facts about our beautiful city! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Ryan
Fantastic tour
Andrew_H, Apr 2024
Enjoyable and insightful tour. We had David as our tour guide and he was great - very knowledgeable and patient as we had two young kids.. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with David ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We strive to make our tours fun for all ages. We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and David
Spoons
Megan_W, Apr 2024
If you’re into spoons, you’re in for a treat! Great speech about spoons. Big big fan of spoons in Michigan. It’s our favorite utensils.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Michael! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We love that we had the first collector 🥄 in America! Haha We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Michael
Michael did an excellent...
Ashley_P, Apr 2024
Michael did an excellent job with presenting the history and ghost stories to life. The walk thru the town of Salem was amazing!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Michael! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We love to share fun facts about our beautiful 400 year old city! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Michael
Salem spooky witch tour!
nathalie_p, Apr 2024
Dawn gave us a spectacular tour of witches and spooky history of Salem! She marveled the group of nearly 30 people with many tales, and fun historical anecdotes for nearly 2 hours! Her knowledge was very thorough. The night was a bit chilly so it felt a bit like October in April. The town is beautiful and pleasant. Dawn is so enthusiastic and deserve all the stars. Cheers from Virginia!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Nathalie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Dawn ! She definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We love to share fun facts about our beautiful city! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Dawn
Dawn was lovely and an...
Jill_G, Apr 2024
Dawn was lovely and an engaging story teller. I save my 5-star reviews for the true history buffs. That said, we had a great time and appreciated her humor and gossipy approach to the misdeeds and doings of the past.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Dawn ! She definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We strive to make our tours fun for everyone. We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Dawn
Mom & daughters girl trip to Salem
Kimberly_C, Apr 2024
This trip to Salem was on my daughter’s bucket list. The weather was not ideal, however, Sean’s story telling during this tour made it a nonissue. I enjoyed every minute of it. If you have a chance to go on this tour, I highly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Seán ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We love that you enjoyed every minute of our tour!! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Seán
Good mix of Salem history and spooky stories.
Yadira_R, Apr 2024
Fun tour. Michael’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious! Would definitely recommend this tour. I try to do a ghost tour in every city I visit and this one didn’t disappoint.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Michael ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We appreciate your recommendations, thank you!! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Michael
Tour was amazing!...
Betra_V, Apr 2024
Tour was amazing! Definitely recommend these tour if your visiting Salem. Our tour guy Michael was friendly and outgoing. Overall just a great experience.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Michael ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We appreciate your recommendations, thank you! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Michael
Incredible Tour! Highly Recommend!
Shane_B, Apr 2024
Incredible Tour! So glad I signed up for this! Michael did a great job explaining the various events that came together, leading to the witch trials. He engaged every party on the tour and we all had a great time. Great mix of history, architecture, haunting stories. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Michael ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We definitely appreciate your recommendations!! Thank you!! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Michael
Walking tour of Salem was amazing
Nicole_M, Apr 2024
We enjoyed our walking tour of Salem and our tour guy did a great job telling us stories and history
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Dawn ! She definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We love to share fun facts about our beautiful city! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Dawn
A good tour for Salem
Shirley_Y, Apr 2024
Our tour guide (Diane) was very knowledgeable about Salem's history and had good stories to share along the tour route. If you're considering this tour, please note that bathrooms are not available along the tour route, and it's very difficult finding a nearby business with public bathrooms, so prepare accordingly. It rained consistently throughout our walking tour, which was a real bummer, but the tour was still worthwhile.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Diane ! She definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We do appreciate your recommendations, thank you! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Diane
Top tour
Jay_S, Apr 2024
Rebecca was awesome. Very attentive to the group and making sure everyone was comfortable and welcoming. She answered all the questions the group had and we were amazed by her knowledge. You can tell she loves Salem and is a great ambassador for it!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Rebecca ! She definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We love to answer any questions you may have, just ask! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Rebecca
Great pace, great history, fantastic tour guide!
Mahli_G, Apr 2024
We had a fantastic tour with Sean! Highly recommend as he is a great storyteller, funny, and extremely knowledgeable of the area. We loved the stories, history, ghost stories, and pace of the tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Seán ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational.we definitely appreciate your recommendations, Thank you!! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Seán
Take this tour with Sean!
WendyBuell, Apr 2024
We had a great time walking the city and hearing stories about Salem! Highly recommend to take this walk - it is informative and fun! Can't say enough great things about Sean - he really did a great job of being entertaining and enlightening us with his knowledge of this gem of a city. It is a full 2 hour walk - bring sturdy shoes! We also needed a rain coat and warm clothes for our walk but that didn't seem to bother our guide and it definitely didn't bother us - in a way it added to the evenings haunts and happenings!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Seán ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. We definitely think the rain adds a spooky atmosphere! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Seán
Perfect for first timers!!
Kailey_H, Apr 2024
Sean was a great guide! He provides a great history of the town mixed with just the right amount of “spooky”. Highly recommend if you are visiting Salem for the first time!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the History & Hauntings Tour of Salem with Seán ! He definitely makes the tour exciting and educational. Next time you’re in town check out our Mysteries & Murder tour!! Thank you!! We hope that you will come back and see us again in Salem soon. All the best, Beth and Seán
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