• Location: Salem, Massachusetts
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

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.

Customer Reviews

Peggie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Mona S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!

Hope C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Mary F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour and Great Guide!

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

My 11 year old son loved this tour, he thought the ghost stories were fantastic and took tons of pictures trying to catch something paranormal he did get one that looks like an orb. It was a good tour for adults too, I liked hearing about the historic parts the most. I think the vampire part seems a little out of place, but it's not too bad. We would do it again and recommend it to friends.

Allyse H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We only had an afternoon in Salem and decided to go on this walking tour - and we really enjoyed it, 3 adults. Our guide arrived about 20 minutes early and we started and ended right on time. It ended up pouring rain for a lot of the tour - but our guide Mike, handled it all like a pro. He was very polished in his presentation/stories, felt like in a very short period of time we had a very good overview of the local history including the witch trials, some architecture insight, Voodoo, Vampires and Ghosts - Mike was very interesting a paranormal investigator - and shared a bit on Gallows Hill and how to access, we happened to drive right by it on our way to the airport, not a spot I think I'd visit. We had booked thru Tripadvisor, seniors are 55 and showed our receipt on phone and the transaction was smooth. We also walked by an old City Hall that the guide pointed out was used in the filming of Hocus Pocus, a movie we enjoy -so that was fun to see and maybe rewatch in October.

Jim S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour of the city and its infamous history. If you go to Salem take this tour.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We learned a lot of really cool historical facts about the area, went to many significant areas on the tour and all the kids in our group (age 13-21 years) thought it was really interesting! The guide was amazing, really knew everything about Salem and had present-day stories as well. Fantastic!!!

Kimberly V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Highly recommend this tour. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about Salem's history. Answered questions and recommended books and such for further information. This was our second time taking this tour and we'd do it again!

Valerie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

My husband and I went on this tour and were highly entertained while learning about Salem's rich history.Our tour guide, Mike, was very informative and full of interesting information. I liked the way he disspelled common folklore. The highlight for me was looking at his photos of paranormal activity.

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