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Address: 164 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 781-248-2031
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Description: Capture the historic spirit of Salem's yesteryear on this award winning...
Capture the historic spirit of Salem's yesteryear on this award winning, daily, 90-minute walking tour. Hear stories of intriguing people, discover the truth about Salem's infamous Witch Trial Hysteria, experience the authentic story of Salem's most notorious murder, and find out what locations were used in the movie Hocus Pocus. More than fifteen stops dot the tour route, including Salem's old jail -- a one-time residence for the Boston Strangler, the site of the Old Witch Gaol (prison), the Witch Trial Memorial, the field where Giles Corey was pressed to death, and the cemetery where a Witch Trial magistrate is buried.
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Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about Salem and its history. A plus is that they keep their tour group to a manageable size.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about Salem and its history. A plus is that they keep their tour group to a manageable size.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Susan and Rich have an obvious passion for Salem. They have a great deal of knowledge of their town too. They are both very kind, and professional. They kept the tour entertaing yet tasteful, and it was filled with much of the rich history of Salem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My husband and I went on this tour and it was our favorite pay off Salem. The guides are very knowledgeable, friendly, and focus on the political and social factors surrounding the towm in both the past and present. We would recommend them to anyone looking to learn more about Salem.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I loved this tour! It was so informative about the local history of Salem - with amazing little stories you would never encounter through guide books or walking about yourself! The couple conducting the tour were very insightful and entertaining, presenting the information in a fresh and lively fashion! I can't recommend this highly enough and it would be an... More 

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Ridgely, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very informative tour. Susan and her husband were so knowledgeable and welcoming! Susan is very passionate about the hysteria surrounding the Salem witch trials and the injustice that was done to those 20 innocent people.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Absolutely loved this tour. The tour guide Susan was enthusiastic and engaging. Her passion and love for the history of Salem was contagious. She didn't focus solely on the witch trials but the history of Salem as a whole. Would recommend to anyone coming to Salem!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Susan and Rich provide you with a great informative tour of the history of Salem over 2 hours. You hear about murders and the trials from a very passionate person that loves sharing Salem with visitors. It is well worth your time to spend a few hours with them!

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is not a scary ghost tour if that is what you are looking for. Susan and Rich do a great job with providing a look into Salem's past. Tales of murder, witch trials, and history combine for your tour experience. This is the second time I have taken the tour and it was as good as the one 7... More 

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New Hartford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was the second time I have taken the tour and will absolutely do it again! I was with my mom who had never been to Salem and it was her favorite part of the trip! The tour was fun, interactive, informative and exciting. The tour guides do a great job of capturing the historic value of Salem and everything... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I booked this tour after reading the reviews and I was glad I did! Susan is great and loves the town of Salem. The tour group was small and I had my twins with me who are 8 and she kept them interested throughout the 2 hour tour. If you go to Salem and want to hear the history and... More 

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