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Salem: Witch City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

1. Salem: Witch City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Meet your tour guide and venture through 8-12 different sites around the city, each one spookier than the last, starting with the historical Salem Old Town Hall. Continue down the eerie streets to explore the Old Burying Point Cemetery, a preserved burial ground that was established in 1637 where some prominent pilgrims and town officials were buried. This haunted tour takes you to different sites and reveals their true stories so that you can feel connected to the history that took place there. Experiencing these stories while at the sites where they occurred is a truly unique experience that can’t be recreated by simply reading about their history.  During your tour, find out how Salem became the center for all haunted happenings. The phenomenon is partially explained by Salem’s rich history and the fact that many of its oldest structures and sites are preserved today, including the famed Witch House.  Salem’s commitment to preserving this history has made it a perfect spot for spirits to linger and for visitors to experience a connection with the past.

Salem: Haunt and History Guided Night Tour

2. Salem: Haunt and History Guided Night Tour

Take a walk through Downtown Salem's most historic and haunted outdoor areas. Although every tour is slightly different, each tour visits about 10 locations.  See 2 cemeteries, the Witch Trials Memorial, the location where an accused witch was tortured to death, filming locations from the movie "Hocus Pocus," the Old Salem Jail, the site of the Salem Witch Dungeon, among others. Start the tour at 127 Essex Street in Downtown Salem where you will join a local historian and paranormal investigator who will lead the experience. Embark on a casual walk through Salem's beautiful, historic, and haunted downtown.  Take the time to stop and hear stories about Salem's haunted, dark, and surprisingly inspiring history.

Salem: History & Witchcraft Day Tour

3. Salem: History & Witchcraft Day Tour

Meet near the cobblestone streets and brick-lined center of town on Essex Street. Follow your licensed and experienced historical guide through the Axelrod Garden Walkway toward the Witch Trials Memorial. Hear about the lead up to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria that engulfed the town in 1692. Through the memorial and into the Old Burial Point Cemetery your guide will continue to explain the surprisingly relevant stories of those accused and those that accused them. Continue on to several other locations with strong ties to the witchcraft hysteria such as the witch dungeon site, and others.

Salem: Witch Trial Walking Tour

4. Salem: Witch Trial Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the dark and somber history of the Salem Witch Trials on this walking tour. See the most important historical locations in the city. Learn about the trials' main players such as John Proctor and Bridget Bishop. Discover the most tragic aspects of the witch trials, including the humiliating examinations that women who were suspected to be witches endured. Meet your guide at the Salem Five Bank and begin your journey into the tragic history of the trials. Learn more about topics such as the possession of children and animals, curses, and black magic. Make your way to the Witch House and head towards the 18th-century Merchant Hotel. Wander through the country's oldest cemetery, Burying Point Cemetery, and pay your respects at the Witch Trials Memorial.

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What people are saying about Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Very interesting and enjoyed tour- I love the Ghost Walks because you get the best people-specific stories of an areas history- this tour didn’t disappoint. I also really appreciated the professional management of group logistics- groups were limited in size, the guide laid out ground rules clearly and stuck to them- ensuring we stayed together, covering a lot of ground in a timely way which meant more sights, more stories in the time we had. Also a plus that the guide used a small speaker system that ensured everyone could easily hear him- super important. Nothing worse than 1) losing your group/guide and 2) not being able to hear what is said! This tour is suitable for all ages. Many family groups attended.

The tour guide Sebastian did a great job explaining history and helping you to get in the mindset of how things were back then. He also kept the whole group engaged and made sure not to leave behind anyone. Overall great experience.

Our tour guide, Davy, was awesome. Lots of fun stories about the history of Salem and about ghost sightings. I would do it again. Davy knew a lot about the area and even kept the interest of my two teenage boys.

I thought this tour was exceptional. Loved that it was at night. I think that added to the atmosphere. The guide was very knowledgeable of the history of Salem. It was exactly what I was hoping for.

The tour guide was very into the job and was very animated. Tour went to a lot of stops that other tours don’t