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Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour

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Salem, United States
Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Delve into Salem’s past beyond the notorious witch trials on a walking tour that ties four centuries of history into the context of this modern Massachusetts town. Stop at important landmarks in the historic center and learn about Salem's seaport origins, early colonial culture, and illustrious former residents from a guide who knows all the details.
  • Get oriented to Boston's most famous suburb on a Salem history tour
  • Learn about the city's early settlement and role in the American Revolution
  • Hear how the tragic 1692 witch trials shook the city's conscience
  • Great introduction for history buffs and first-time Salem visitors
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1-hour Historic Salem Walking Tour
Local and Professional Guide
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Salem, MA, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Parking available in garages on New Liberty, Bridge, and Congress Streets
  • Parking available in lots at Church Street, Front Street, and Klopp Alley. Metered parking near us. Use Passport Smart Phone App for meters. Bus parking available on New Derby Street and Hawthorne Boulevard.
  • Tour departs at 11:30am. Check in 15-20 minutes before your tour time at Salem Historical Tours office, located at 8 Central Street
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be advised that the state of Massachusetts and the City of Salem are requiring masks to enter business establishments. You will not be able to enter our business without a mask or face covering. Until further notice, a mask or face covering will be required on tours since we will not be able to stay six feet away from each other. Salem Historical Tours LLC reserves the right to deny service to anyone refusing to wear a mask or face covering. This requirement is subject to change based on orders by the state and the city.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salem Historical Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour?
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The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour?
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The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour?
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The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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Thorough overview of Salem history
Nancy_H
, Jul 2021
The tale of the Corwin house and the story of the witch spoon and Salem’s owning its past. Toura’s sense of humor. Very thorough and informative.
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Great
James_H
, Mar 2021
It was a great experience to go on this tour. I had a great time and really enjoyed going on this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks James. It was great having you on three tours. Now that you have all that knowledge, you can be a tour guide for us when you come back.
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star-5
Excellent! Our group really enjoyed the walking tour with our 12 and 10-year-old girls.
susana_D
, Nov 2020
A very knowledgeable and passionate guide that made us want to learn more about this important town in Massachusetts. I truly recommend this tour.
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History Lovers, this is your tour!
Jillian_O
, Oct 2020
So much history and interesting background of the town. Not as much focused on the Salem witch trials, so I recommend doing a tour of that before this one. If you want someone with tons of knowledge, this is your tour!
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Guide did not want to be there...maybe?
Maria_M
, Oct 2020
I almost didn't want to leave a review, but....Worst tour in 30+ years of travel. The guide spoke only 5 times, and we walked without talking the rest of the time. We went to the cemetery, but could not go in, went to houses that were less than interesting, and were told how "that is on the other tour" about many of the sights.
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