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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.
  • 1.5-hour ghost and witch walking tour of Salem
  • Hear local legends of witchcraft, voodoo, vampirism, and ghosts
  • Learn the real history behind the infamous Salem Witch Trials
  • Visit some of the most haunted sites in town
  • Tour guides are real historians and paranormal investigators
  • Have your personal photos examined for trades of ghostly activity
Choose from a daily evening tour to explore under the cover of night, or opt for an afternoon tour on weekends. Meet your licensed tour guide at the Revere Bell in front of the Salem Visitor Center and set off on an easy walking tour through the historic town center. Guides are not costumed actors, but real historians and experienced paranormal researchers.

Hear about what really happened during the famous witch trials of the 17th century. Visit the Old Burying Point cemetery to see the tombstone of trial judge John Hathorne, and learn about the slave Tituba, who played a key role in the witch hysteria and was herself accused of voodoo practices. Keep an eye out for specters at the original Witch Dungeon, and get help examining your own photos for evidence of paranormal activity such as orbs, ectoplasm, and apparitions. See real photos taken at some of Salem’s most haunted sites that bear traces of ghostly activity, and learn about the scientific methods used by ghost hunters today.

Beyond witches, Salem has been the center of other dark legends including accounts of vampirism. Hear shocking tales of New England’s vampire folklore and documented cases of blood drinking for a true and disturbing sense of how this once-sleepy town became New England’s horror capital.


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

Our guide was both knowledgeable and professional. We enjoyed this tour. Our guide kept our attention throughout the walk.

, Sep 2018

I had a great time. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He made the tour very interesting.

, Jul 2018

Great tour and the guide was very nice. We enjoyed the stories about Salem. We recommend this tour!!

, Jun 2018

This was a really fun tour with a guide who told spooky stories and had a lot of knowledge about historical and current Salem. You can tell he believes a lot of the ghost stories he tells and that makes it all the spookier. There's a surprise at the end...!

, Oct 2017

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the whole Salem Witch Trials era. He kept our attention and explained the whole thing extremely well making sure we all understood what really happened. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him.

, Sep 2017

We loved our tourguide Mike. I appreciated his sense of style, story telling and genuine engagement with his entire group. He chatted with everyone, was witty and had a ton of knowledge. He told first hand stories and noticed my Deathly Hallows scarf and laughed at my Muggle joke.

Highly recommend, and i can't wait to go back and spend more time in Salem!

, Sep 2017

I thought this was a pretty decent tour. It was a little long-winded for sure. My primary concern was how sexist it was. We heard many stories about the men affected by the Salem Witch Trials, good and bad, but only one about females. I understand that the history may be more challenging to find but perhaps if a little less was spent on debunking crazy stories and photographs and a little more on the history, there might be some more information. I just found it very odd that so many women were killed as witches and that's what Salem is known for, and yet we really didn't hear anything about it.
The story of Giles Corey was terribly long. Maybe shortening this would allow some more info about other things to be given.
I would have also liked just more history in general about Salem. I know this is a ghost and vampire walking tour and that was fun but I think it's important to remember that people also take these tours to learn more about the area they are in, within the frame given. I felt some of that was missing. Also, the vampires were just thrown in I felt. It wasn't like there was anything particular to Salem about vampires.
Still an interesting tour for the money but I think it can still be improved.

, Sep 2017

Liked the fact is was in the evening added to the atmosphere. Very knowledgeable and great storey teller

, Sep 2017

Great guide. His outfit and looks set the mood for a great night time tour. This is his life, he is very informative and knowledgeable about the area and other historical events.

, Sep 2017

Great tour and Great Guide!

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