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2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Join a local guide for a walking tour of Salem, Massachusetts. Hear about the city's history as you visit landmarks such as the Coven's Cottage, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, the Burying Point, the Witch House (Corwin House), Hamilton Hall, and Pickering House. Hear about the New England city's past as a Native American settlement, the witchcraft trials, the American Revolution, and more on this leisurely walking tour.
  • Learn about the Salem witch trials and colonial Massachusetts
  • View historic buildings like Picking House
  • Hear about the maritime history of Salem
  • Includes walking tour and guide
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2.5 Hour Salem History Walking Tour
The walking tour does not enter the historic homes interpreted.
190 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sinister Stories of Salem

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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 Tour in Salem!
Riley_H
, May 2021
Ken was amazing! Very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we had a memorable experience! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 😊
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Ken was an awesome guide...
TERRI_L
, Apr 2021
Ken was an awesome guide with great knowledge of the history, not just about witches. There is do much more to Salem. He was able to answer all of our questions. We were totally enthralled especially. When he sang for us!
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Informative and interesting tour
Bret_S
, Jan 2021
We had a great experience learning about the general history of Salem, as well as the Salem witch trials. Our guide was informative and friendly. It was a great experience!
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Worth every penny
Dave_E
, Nov 2020
The guide was so knowledgeable and kept it so interesting. We were amazed by the amount of information we received on this tour. Definitely a must
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Salem. Kenneth
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Rainy, gray day...and still a wonderful tour!
Sadra_B
, Nov 2020
We took our tour of Salem on a rainy, gray day in November. Kenneth, our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. When in storytelling mode, he was engaging. Kenneth brought along visuals to help our understanding of the tour topics. Would definitely recommend.
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Amazing
Betty_M
, Nov 2020
Kenneth did an amazing job! My grandmother and I ended up being the only ones on the tour and it was seriously one of the highlights of our trip! This is an absolute must do!
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Great History of Salem
Kathy_B
, Nov 2020
loved Ken’s stories which really personalized the history. Favorite spot was the memorial to the witch trial victims. very powerful.
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Excellent
KIMBERLY_J
, Nov 2020
Learning more than expected and seen things i know we would have missed. Loved the flowers for the memorial and the candy given at the end.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you. I select fresh flowers each morning from the florist cooler for the Salem Witch Trial Memorial. I especially select them for guests for whom there is a kinship or soul connection to the men and women of the trials. Salem has a lot to offer the traveller who enjoys sightseeing and American history. I selected an historic Salem candy because I like to promote the historic Ye Olde Pepper Candy Company.. Salem would be a little less splendid without the grand dame of sugar confections in the ancient grey clapboard storefront on Derby Street. I love these things about Salem. Kenneth
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Genuinely Enjoyed
Elizabeth_B
, Nov 2020
My best friend and I went on the 2.5 hour walking tour with Ken and truly enjoyed every minute of it! He knew what he was talking about and was extremely genuine in everything he said. He even sung a beautiful hymn for us as we walked and had a basket of goodies to make his stories come to life even more. So enjoyable and educational in the rich history the town holds!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
The Bay Psalms Book of 1640 is the first book published in (Cambridge, Massachusetts) America. It is a work in progress for me to be able to sing the psalms from it to their historic 17th century meter. My best, Kenneth
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The Man
Jenifer_S
, Nov 2020
Kenneth was awesome! All his 5-star ratings stand true. Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Definitely go with this tour!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
The wide breadth of Salem history is awesome. Thank you kindly. Kenneth
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