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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

The Salem Night Tour

The Salem Night Tour

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When night falls across Salem, it's the perfect time to explore the city’s spooky and sinister past on a haunted history tour. On this top-rated walk through one of America's most haunted places, follow a licensed guide along lamplit streets while listening to legends and true tales of witchcraft, murder, mayhem, and more. Visit sites related to the infamous 17th-century Salem Witch Trials, and hear about the ghostly spirits said to still rattle through the town’s historic homes and graveyards.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$26.00
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Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry

Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry

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Don’t let time determine whether to see Boston or Salem. Visit both towns with the help of a quick and comfortable catamaran. This high-speed ferry service travels from Boston to Salem (or vice versa). Enjoy the scenic adventure from the upper or lower deck of the boat—or just relax at the lounge inside. An onboard galley offers food and beverages for purchase. Upon arrival, many top attractions are within walking distance. One-way or round-trip tickets are available with a variety of convenient departure times.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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Mysteries & Murders of Salem Guided Night-Time Walking Tour
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Mysteries & Murders of Salem Guided Night-Time Walking Tour

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This murder and mystery walking tour of Salem is a great option for travelers who want a break from hearing exclusively about the history of the Salem witch trials. Mix things up by listening to tales of grisly murders and sinister ghost sightings as your guide leads you to the spookiest sights in Salem. This tour is suitable for young adults and adults. Not suitable for small children.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

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Dive deep into the centuries long history of Salem, Massachusetts. See important landmarks, including the Witch House, Hamilton Hall and historic Chestnut Street. Learn about Salem’s people and their contributions to the national story from Puritans to Patriots. This tour includes but is not just the history of the Salem Witch Trials. More than that, listen to riveting accounts, anecdotes and interesting facts about a storied New England seaport. A history woven from its beginnings as Naumkeag, a summer settlement of Native People, to Salem as the center of the North American spice trade. This tour is perfect for someone looking for a broader view of local history on a walking tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Salem Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

Salem Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

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Uncover the dark past and mysterious legends of Salem on this haunted history walking tour. Expert historians and paranormal investigators help separate fact from fiction while retelling the events of the 1692 witch trials and leading you through Salem’s most notorious sites. Escape the gimmicks and delve into authentic tales of voodoo, witchcraft, vampires, and ghost sightings that have left their mark on the infamous New England town.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.00
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Salem Night-Time Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Salem Night-Time Guided Ghost Walking Tour

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The history of Salem, the notorious site of some of the historical witchcraft trials, is shrouded in misconceptions. Unravel the mystery of the town's past on this ghost tour that takes you to all of the main haunted attractions in Salem while offering insight into the town's history through research and eyewitness accounts.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.62
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Salem Witch Trials Historical Walking Tour

Salem Witch Trials Historical Walking Tour

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The Salem Witch Trails was a period in history that is misunderstood easily. On this walking tour, follow a guide to main sites such as the witchcraft memorial and courthouse, as you hear stories from accusers and victims to gain a better understanding yourself. Plus, this Salem walking tour starts in the late afternoon leaving you plenty of time to fill up the rest of your day with activities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Haunted History of Salem Guided Walking Tour

Haunted History of Salem Guided Walking Tour

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The mere mention of Salem conjures tales of witch trials and macabre mishaps. This haunted history tour, ideal for fans of superstition and the supernatural, takes you on a lantern-lit journey to sites of alleged haunting. Explore an atmospheric cemetery, visit buildings inhabited by restless souls, and listen to paranormal stories delivered by a master storyteller. A charged atmosphere is guaranteed on this tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.00
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Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound

Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound

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Embark on an interactive sailing excursion off the coast of Salem on a replica historic privateer schooner. Great for families and anyone who gets bored easily, this adventure keeps you engaged by offering opportunities to help with tasks such as raising the sails and steering the boat. Plus, the crew shares stories about the history of Salem and the role played by privateers.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Salem Forest Lore Tour

Salem Forest Lore Tour

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Unlike any walking tour in Salem, the Forest Lore Tour takes you outside the heart of downtown and into one of the few remaining wild places in the area, where you learn from a practicing Witch, what it means to experience real magic, why nature is so important, and how to incorporate ancient knowledge into modern life. Wear your hiking boots and bring your curiosity! This is a one-mile, guided hike that takes to you the crossroads of science, history, and philosophy in Salem Woods. We can't operate in heavy rain or snow due to trail conditions.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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Satanic Salem Walking Tours

Satanic Salem Walking Tours

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Salem history from The Satanic Temple! Who the hell are we? Watch the documentary "Hail Satan?" on Hulu before booking and you'll get it! The most unique walking tour in Salem, free from supernatural or superstitious elements. Your tour guide is an expert in occultism, witchcraft, and a member of The Satanic Temple! Surprisingly very family friendly, but for weird families.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Salem's Spooky Spectres Walking Ghost Tour

Salem's Spooky Spectres Walking Ghost Tour

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Visit the spookiest spots in downtown Salem and hear haunting tales of murder, mystery, and mayhem on this Spooky-kooky (skooky?) 60 minute tour of this historic city!
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.00
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Triple Threat Combination Pass (ALL 3 TOURS!!!)

Triple Threat Combination Pass (ALL 3 TOURS!!!)

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Save $10 and TAKE ALL THREE TOURS!!! Learn the History, Mystery, and Magick of Salem's past and present in Steps through 1692 (5pm), Salem's Spooky Specters (7 or 8:30), and Wandering Witches (3:30 pm). Wandering Witches@ 3:30 "What is a REAL Witch?" is one of the most frequently asked questions in Salem. Join us on our completely unique and UNSCRIPTED tour where you can learn everything you've ever wanted to know from a REAL practicing Witch! aprox. 30 -45 minutes. Steps Through 1692 @ 5pm: Step through time to learn the real story of the infamous Salem Witch Trials in this 45 minute walking tour though the heart of Salem, MA. Salem's Spooky Spectres: Then--after dark--hear haunting tales of madness, murder, and mayhem at some of the spookiest spots downtown with a laugh or two in between! See You Soon Ghouls and Gals!!!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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Bewitched Historical Tour

Bewitched Historical Tour

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Join us for the best historical tour in Salem. Your licensed guide will lead you on a 2 hour journey back in time. Visit over a dozen locations of historical significance within the downtown area and learn why the history is more frightening than fiction.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Dark Stories of Salem

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Dark Stories of Salem

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When you hear Salem, you often think  of Witches, and Halloween, of ghosts and spooky fun, but there's so much more lurking in the shadows. Salem has a dark side. Join us on our 90 min walking tour as we learn secrets of the oldest cemetery in Salem, brutal murders, strange legal battles, secret passages, curses, spiders, torture, and of course a ghost story or two.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour

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Delve deeper into the haunted history of Salem on a daytime ghost tour that provides a family-friendly introduction to the city’s past. Exploring on foot guarantees a more intimate glimpse into the city streets and a cemetery, while a guide brings history to life using humor and stories.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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The Salem Witch Walk

The Salem Witch Walk

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Unlike other Salem walking tours, this witch walking tour is led by a practicing witch, so you can learn about the history of witchcraft, as well as how it’s practiced today. Along with visiting the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, you’ll participate in a real magic circle and help raise energy for a blessing. Plus, water and candy is provided, so you can stayed fueled up during the walk.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Requiem for Salem Walking Ghost Tour
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Requiem for Salem Walking Ghost Tour

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If you're into spooky hauntings, mature themes and language, and very haunted locations - but not so keen on other peoples' kids, this is the ideal Ghost Tour for you. Get to know the darker side of Salem - exploring some of Salem's most haunted locations at night. The Requiem for Salem Ghost Tour contains mature themes and language.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.99
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Dark History: Hauntings & Witchcraft Hysteria

Dark History: Hauntings & Witchcraft Hysteria

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Join your local guide for a trip back in history as they share the story of Salem’s founding in 1626 by Puritans, whose search for religious freedom ultimately ended in a wave of fear, suspicion, and anger that gripped Salem for one fateful year in 1692. Your tour will include stops at some of Salem’s most popular locations, like the Witch House, Chestnut Street, & Burying Point Cemetery, and some secluded off-the-beaten-path locations that very few tourists get to experience. Along the way, your guide, an experienced storyteller, will recount all the details of the witchcraft hysteria & share Salem’s spookiest local legends of hauntings from 1600s through the present day. All tours meet outside of Coon’s Card and Gift Shop. 1.5 hours (All ages)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Salem "Hocus Pocus" Movie Locations Walking Tour

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Get bewitched in Salem on a walking tour of the real-life filming locations featured in the hit 1993 film “Hocus Pocus” starring Better Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Fans will recognize places like Pioneer Village and the Dennison House, plus there's plenty of local insight about Salem's infamous witch trials, maritime history, and other interesting trivia along the way.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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Salem and Witchcraft Historical Walking Tour

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Salem and Witchcraft Historical Walking Tour

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The tryals have left a footprint on Salem, and the world, that still echo 329 years later. Join us on our 90min walking tour as we visit historic locations and lay the groundwork to explore and unpack what happened in Salem in 1692. Shedding light on how a community driven by fear and led by religious ideology and zealotus extremism, executed 20 innocent people.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Olde Salem Village Witch Photo Shoot

Olde Salem Village Witch Photo Shoot

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Olde Salem Village is a theatrical stage set in Autumn 1692. The townspeople of Olde Salem Village have been whispering of witchcraft from the mysterious dwellers who lurk in the last cottage on the right. This dimensional set features an 8-foot tree, cast iron cauldron, and the 1,400 square-foot cottage.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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Magic Lantern Tour

Magic Lantern Tour

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Celebrate Halloween with a spooky tour of Salem that illuminates the supernatural side of the city. As you hear from your guide about witches and ghosts, experience a ‘magic lantern’ show that uses technology to project rare images along the walls of the walking route, bringing another element to the haunting tales.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Salem

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History & Hauntings of Salem Guided Walking Tour
"It was fun learning all the historical facts, friendly atmosphere, tour guide Seth was awesome , would definitely recommend doing while visiting Salem"..."
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The Salem Night Tour
"A lot of creepy history! A nice walk! Super cool area to be in! Nice people to talk to! Just an overall fun time!"..."
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Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry
"Took the ferry to Salem from Boston. The weather was absolutely beautiful, the views stunning, and the commentary from the guide was so interesting and appreciated. Took the train back in the afternoon and wished we had taken the ferry instead! Would do again!"..."
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Mysteries & Murders of Salem Guided Night-Time Walking Tour
"All around it was a really good tour with plenty of history and fun ghost and murder stories. We had Paige as our tour guide, and she made the whole experience even better with all her enthusiasm and animation. She was amazing! 👏 I would highly recommend."..."
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2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour
"Well, Ken was beyond awesome. He obviously cares for his craft and wants to immerse you into Salem's history. We left feeling great about our time and following his advice for purchases after. There was so much of Salem's history! Things we would never have learned just visting a museum with wax figures. Thanx Ken!"..."
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Salem Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour
"Funny and Spooky! Would definitely recommend to others. Perfect to do with friends, family or couples!"..."
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Salem Night-Time Guided Ghost Walking Tour
"The tour guide was very informative and entertaining to listen to! At one of the locations he brought us to, he told us that a ghost is usually seen in the top left window to a house; so I decided to snap a picture of the window and when I got home I noticed that there was an actual ghost standing at the window!! It was pretty 😎"..."
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Salem Witch Trials Historical Walking Tour
"Informative and great way to see downtown Salem. Our guide was knowledgeable and encouraged a dialogue with the group rather than just lecturing. He kept it interesting and fun!"..."
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Haunted History of Salem Guided Walking Tour
"Our tour guide, Sarah is amazing 🙌🏼 She is very knowledgeable and informative about the history of the witch trials."..."
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Privateer Schooner Sailing Tour in Salem Sound
"Wonderful sail. The Captain and crew were very professional and competent. Gorgeous day. Worth every penny."..."
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Salem Forest Lore Tour
"Uni shared so much information about plants, mushrooms the woods, living in concert with nature. Enjoyed the hike. Must be steady on your feet but she was attentive to all"..."
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Satanic Salem Walking Tours
"The tour was great! We loved the hints and historical depiction of Salem’s history. I highly recommend this tour over the others in town."..."
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Salem's Spooky Spectres Walking Ghost Tour
"It was great. We were approached by a homeless crazy person yelling strange things. Maybe the guide should have pepper spray or some method of protection."..."
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Triple Threat Combination Pass (ALL 3 TOURS!!!)
"Sara and Tom were great! Knowledge intelligent and great personalities! Learned a lot. Interesting that much of what we were taught in school is incorrect"..."
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Bewitched Historical Tour
"Sara was so wonderful, she was knowledgeable, interesting and made the experience delightful!!!! If you’re going to Salem this is the tour to do - make sure to ask for Sara!! Thank"..."
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Dark Stories of Salem
"I really like this tour! Learned additional stuff on this tour. It rained and other tour guess canceled but the tour guide still took me on the tour (which was cool of him). I highly recommend this tour to friends and ppl. Reading this review!"..."
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Midday Haunted History of Salem Walking Tour
"Very Interesting tour. Very comfortable walk. Learned a lot about the city. Would recommend this tour to friends."..."
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The Salem Witch Walk
"We loved this tour! From beginning to end it was fun, informative with great energy from our incredible guide. We had a great time. For anyone who practices or has an interest in witch culture."..."
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Requiem for Salem Walking Ghost Tour
"The guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to wrap the tour in stories. It was nice to see Salem from a different perspective."..."
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Dark History: Hauntings & Witchcraft Hysteria
"Maria was very knowledgeable and personable, answering any questions we had. I was able to bring my puppy and she had fun walking around too. It was a great experience!"..."
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Salem "Hocus Pocus" Movie Locations Walking Tour
"The tour guide Beth was awesome! We were late but she made sure that we were able to catch up and because it was cold and pouring rain, she bought everyone hot chocolate and coffee and she even offered to let us Uber back to our car with her. She knew so much about Salem’s history and also caught us up on everything that we missed from being late. The tour was really cool too, it was fun to learn about all of the places that were featured in the movie and their real life history"..."
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Salem and Witchcraft Historical Walking Tour
"We went to Salem for a bachelorette weekend and want to take a tour to learn more about the towns history. We picked this walking tour and it did not disappoint! The history and story telling was fantastic. Definitely a must do on your trip."..."
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Olde Salem Village Witch Photo Shoot
"100% recommend!!! We had so much fun with our photo shoot.... everyone was so professional and our pictures came out amazing!!! They were very strict with COVID rules which made us feel extra comfortable."..."
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Magic Lantern Tour
"A perfect tour for any season you are in Salem. Our guide was not only well versed in the history of the witch trails, but also educated in the history of Salem an the people who inhabited it though out time."..."

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