2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

This interpreted Salem History Tour is an in-depth and personalised historical walking tour for ten or less guests of beautiful Salem, Massachusetts.

Kenneth Glover, a local guide presents a narrative of a storied New England city from its origins as a Native American settlement where immigrant English adventurers sent by Plymouth Plantation arrived in 1626. Explore Salem’s legendary past as a once thriving commercial port, the Salem Witch Trials, and it’s role in the American Revolution.

Learn of the Salem men and women whose notable contributions and exemplary lives speak to us today.

Your tour guide, Kenneth presents a unique experience with an array of artifacts, factual stories and traditional song to enliven the tour. Questions are welcome.

There will be a bathroom break on the tour.
The tour operates in all weather so dress accordingly.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • 2.5 Hour Salem History Walking Tour
    What's excluded :
    • The walking tour does not enter the historic homes interpreted.
    • Entry/Admission - Salem Witch Trials Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Salem Old Town Hall
    • Entry/Admission - Hamilton Hall
    • Entry/Admission - Pickering House
    • Entry/Admission - Ropes Mansion
    • Entry/Admission - Witch House
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Charter St., Salem, MA 01970

    The Essex county crisis of witchcrafts of 1692 with be contextualized with the larger events of the time. The Burial Point, Salem’s oldest graveyard is closed for historic preservation.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Salem Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Sq, Salem, MA 01970-3704

    Discover Salem’s history as the center of the North American spice trade and it’s Canton trade.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St Enter through door on Cambridge Street, Salem, MA 01970-3107

    Visit Stately Chestnut Street and hear the story of the Assembly hall named after General Alexander Hamilton.

    This is a popular and historic North Shore wedding venue.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Pickering House, 18 Broad St, Salem, MA 01970-3144

    Discover the story of the Pickering family that lived in the house that John built from 1660 until 1998.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ropes Mansion, 318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257

    It’s not just for Hocus Pocus fans but a house with a storied past.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Witch House, 310 1/2 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257

    How did The Witch House get it’s name? Also a discussion about apotropaic or folk traditional magic and it’s place in daily New England life.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    190 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • No charge for Children 12 and under.
    • We do not enter buildings on the tour.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • While on the walking tour, guests must agree to comply with state and municipal health regulations regarding COVID-19. The City of Salem has enacted regulations to prevent the operation of nuisance tours.
    • In October, I recommend arriving 2 hours early to avoid missing your tour because of traffic and parking. My tours can never exceed 9 guests per tour. I have 18 availabilities only per day.
    • The Governor of Massachusetts had set a limit of nine (guests) persons per walking tour. This number includes all participants, adults, children and infants. Kenneth cannot contravene the Governors written public health orders.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • It is recommended to follow the Massachusetts state regulations for out of state visitors.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • The City of Salem regulates and enforces that bandanas or masks are to be worn over the mouth and nose on walking tours. The City of Salem regulates and enforces 6’ of social distancing on walking tours. Go to MA.gov for the latest updates on travel restrictions for out of state visitors.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Sinister Stories of Salem

Activity ID: V-28195P2

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