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2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

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2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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2.5 Hour Salem History Walking Tour
The walking tour does not enter the historic homes interpreted.

Departure Point

190 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

The tour begins from the Coven’s Cottage, 190 Essex Street. (ONE NINETY, Essex Street) It is located at the intersection of Central Street and Essex Street by the green painted Almy’s post clock. Look for Kenneth in the broad-brimmed hat.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour covers the history of Salem, Massachusetts. It’s not a tour whose only subject is the Salem Witch Trials.
  • We do not enter buildings on the tour.
  • I recommend using the MBTA for weekend visits in October. Demand for parking often outstrips its availability and causes significant traffic delays. Parking information at Salem.org
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are great days to visit Salem in September and October to avoid crowds.
  • The tour is closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • The tour is conducted in all seasonal weather, including rain and cold. Dress accordingly.
  • Tour gathers 15 minutes prior to departure. Tour begins promptly.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sinister Stories of Salem
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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  • "Also, if you have the flexibility know that October is chaos in Salem so plan accordingly." See review
  • "This is an excellent tour for someone who is interested in the rich history of Salem beyond the witch trials (but he did include those as well)." See review
  • "It was rainy that day, and Ken had rain ponchos available for us." See review

Reviews

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Best part of our trip!!
Christine_H
, Oct 2021
Ken was awesome! Very knowledgeable of the families and history of Salem, on time, entertaining, and got us away from the October crowds. Highly recommend!!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
I’m glad that you enjoyed Your visit to Salem. In gratitude, Kenneth
star-5
Great history Lesson
Courtney_G
, Oct 2021
Ken was very friendly and nice. Very informative about the history of Salem and witchcraft. A great tour throughout the town.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
I’m glad that you enjoyed Salem. In Gratitude, Kenneth
star-5
A great history lesson and tour
Karissa_C
, Oct 2021
Kenneth was an exceptional tour guide - VERY knowledgeable, entertaining and full of passion for Salem's history. His stories were full of heart and I appreciated him teaching us about some of the most unique aspects of Salem, and the harrowing witch trials. My husband, teenagers and I were engrossed the entire time - it was a great history lesson for us, and enjoyable to walk around and get away from the noise and congestion and really listen to his stories while checking out some of the most important and interesting historical parts of town. Thank you, Kenneth!
star-5
10/10 would do again
amanda_r
, Oct 2021
Kenneth was absolutely lovely. A wonderful tour guide who was as entertaining as he was knowledgeable. Despite taking this tour in October when Salem is packed, Kenneth was able to get us out of the busy areas of town to allow us to breathe a little easier as we walked the gorgeous historic neighborhoods and adorable side streets of the area. You could tell he truly enjoys what he does and cares deeply for sharing the stories of Salem with others. This tour is perfect for people who want to learn about more than just the spooky stories of Salem, all while meandering beautiful historic tree lined streets. I am unable to reccomend this tour enough. Kenneth was truly a delight and we would 100% do this again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Most memorable experience...
Joshua_C
, Oct 2021
Most memorable experience of the ship was the WHOLE tour. Our guide was very nice & very informative. Ask him any question during the off time he gives you & he'll be happy to answer whatever it is you want or need to know.
star-5
Kenneth, our tour guide...
Gabriella_T
, Oct 2021
Kenneth, our tour guide was so knowledgeable and wonderful. The tour covered quite a bit of Salem history and culture, and added so much to our trip. Definitely recommend.
star-4
Kenneth is a kind...
Dennis_G
, Oct 2021
Kenneth is a kind gentleman and great story teller. I learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Our guide Kenneth was a...
Timothy_M
, Oct 2021
Our guide Kenneth was a rockstar. Amazing historian and storyteller. We got LOTS of Salem history with just a bit of "witchery" and graveyards mixed in. We loved hearing the stories of original residents and their families and seeing the lovely old homes. This is the perfect tour for those who care more about actual history, than the occult.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Ken is a great tour guide
Gabriela_P
, Oct 2021
Ken was a great tour guide! He demonstrated passion and commitment while guiding us through the beautiful town of Salem!
star-5
Excellent guide
Terry_F
, Oct 2021
Extremely knowledgeable guide. On the walk,, several other guides said "he's the best" and we weren'tdisappointed".
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
I’m glad that you enjoyed Salem. It’s a worthy destination. My best, Kenneth

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