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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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Great tour. Susan and Rich were fantastic and really knew the history of Salem. If we had questions along the tour they had an answer. Highly recommend them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Rudolph, Wisconsin
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Rudolph, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great tour. Susan and Rich were fantastic and really knew the history of Salem. If we had questions along the tour they had an answer. Highly recommend them.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Susan and Rich have so much knowledge of Salem and it's history that their tour is a definite must when staying in Salem. Susan is extremely nice, friendly and nice enough to answer any questions that come up during the tour. She is very engaging and interacts with the tour group constantly throughout. Also, what makes Susan and Rich's tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very good tour, and I have been on many. I would highly recommend. They really bring the history of Salem to life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great tour! We came from Texas to get the Salem experience and Susan and Richard gave it!! Awesome tour you can tell they are very passionate about the town and its history!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Susan and Rich, who run this walking tour, are highly knowledgeable about Salem and its rich history. Their passion for detail and accuracy really made the journey exciting and enjoyable. Additionally, I thought that the interaction with the group was warm, welcoming and so much fun. I went with one of my friends who was visiting from Chicago (I live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This walking tour around the city was so much fun. Susan has great stories and so much history to learn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I'd been on two other tours yesterday and by the time I made it to this one I was exhausted and had no interest in another. Susan's enthusiasm was contagious and immediately drew me in. This was by far the best one I went on. The tour is primarily full of historical information with a ghost story or two. She... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Fantastic tour of Salem. The tour was interesting. I learned a lot about the town, its history and some of the famous and infamous inhabitants. Definitely recommend this for anyone who wants something other than or more than the usual witch tours.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Susan was a wonderful guide that took two of us on a private tour around Salem. She was very informative, passionate, and funny! We have travelled all over North America and Europe and have taken many tours but Susan's was by far one of our favorites. We plan on coming back to Salem to take the tour again!

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Chesterhill, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a must!! Susan is very knowledgeable and knows how to keep her audience engaged, this is not the boring old history tour! Susan makes the history come alive with her tour. Susan sets the bar!

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