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Salem On Foot Walking Tours

By Salem On Foot Walking Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Ages 15-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Start:
  • Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Your guide will be waiting near the staircases in the Front Street side of Old Town Hall. He will probably be wearing a kilt.
End:
  • South Washington Square, S Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    We will end at Salem Common, not far from where we began.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 86442P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 86442P1

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  • Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    Your guide will be waiting near the staircases in the Front Street side of Old Town Hall. He will probably be wearing a kilt.
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  • S Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    We will end at Salem Common, not far from where we began.
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  • Salem On Foot Walking Tours
    39
    Salem, Massachusetts
    Joined in August 2018
  • D5830TDsandrar
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice tour
    Our guide was Rory. He was very informative and gave us a nice tour. We did a night tour. Salem is amazing.
    Written November 1, 2023
  • chorgis
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome :)
    Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide :) The level of detail and intertwining of historical stories feels like listening to an audiobook. Great job!!
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Stephanie A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and engaging tour
    Guide was extremely knowledgeable and could answer any question about Salem. The images projected on the sites made the tour engaging and spooky. Unique stories about the history of the area, not just ghost tales
    Written October 11, 2023
  • D642NJerikal
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 Magic Lantern Tour with Rory
    Rory was a passionate , informative, and entertaining tour guide. He was well researched and very personable. I learned so much about Salems history with a bit of supernatural stories mixed in. It began to rain during our tour but Rory kept the crowd engaged with his incredible story telling despite the weather. I highly recommend the Magic Lantern Tour with Rory.
    Written October 7, 2023
  • kayleighm501
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgeable tour guide!
    Rory was excellent! Definitely had his facts straight and has done the research with original documents unlike a lot of other night tours. Had many interesting things to say and the lantern was great!
    Written October 23, 2022
  • hollydO4288ZO
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour
    Had a great time! The gentleman had a lot of historical knowledge! And the trick at the end was great
    Written October 23, 2022
  • genwings
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magic Lantern
    As a Salem resident and one-man show, Rory O'Brien knows the back alleys and intriguing stories about Salem. His storytelling style and Magic Lantern projections provide the history while letting Salem's own special aura shine through. His tour not only takes you to the places where events happened but also provides visuals so you get a deeper understanding of the people involved and what they experienced (witchcraft! murder! wrong side of the law!). I'd definitely recommend Salem On Foot Walking Tours. After all, there are so many tours and tour guides in Salem, especially in October. You want someone who has done the research and can answer your questions, not someone relying on a script.
    Written October 22, 2022
  • joemX1827EW
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great trip by a great tour guide
    Rory was amazing, very friendly and informational. He took us to all the hot spot areas as well as was patient in all the questions we asked. Highly recommend!
    Written October 30, 2021
  • jonathancP4457ON
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magic Lantern tour worth a repeat visit next season too :) guide was awesome and incredibly informative :)
    Informative and easy to follow. And the group wasn't a sea of strangers unlike a lot of other tours. Plus, projector.
    Written October 30, 2021
  • tomatopastes
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and engaging! We loved Rory and you will too!
    We initially chose this tour because it advertised that it was a history tour and we thought it wouldn’t be gimmicky like some of the others we found while we were searching. We were right and we’re so happy we booked with Rory! He’s a great storyteller and is serious about history. Rory is experienced and has been conducting tours long enough to be able to be speculative about the “facts” and urges those on his tour to do the same. He spends a lot of time talking about the early history of Salem as well as the infamous witch trials. I would highly recommend going on this tour if you are visiting Salem! I only wish the tour would have been longer than 90 minutes!
    Written October 27, 2019
  • Vicki K
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    1st time to Salem
    Enjoyed the tour very much. Was nice to here the history without the all ghost story. Using the latern showed pictires of history and have more meaning to the information that occured there. Would reccomend.
    Written October 27, 2019
  • AngieW1179
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointed
    The tour guides need to get their stories straight. We attended 3 different tours and we heard different facts about the same events. As an English teacher who teaches The Crucible and has done research on the Witch Trials I was disappointed.
    Written October 26, 2019
  • AmyDavis0323
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Tour!
    We came to Salem to do all of the typical touristy stuff. We wanted to do a scary tour but waited too long to book. We are so happy we booked with Rory! My partner and I minored in history and we’re both attorneys. We learned so much about Salem in those 90 minutes, including what counted as “evidence” in 1692 that got people hanged. Rory kept us captivated the entire time. It’s not much actual walking but you are on your feet for 90 minutes so wear comfy shoes. I’ll recommend this tour to anyone who comes to Salem.
    Written October 26, 2019
  • Jonathan M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent & Entertaining History!
    Rory has obviously researched Salem extensively! He was engaging and incredibly knowledgeable, walking us not just through the history of the witch trials but also the history of Salem overall. He sets the stage for what occurred in the late 1600’s and even explains how the modern capitalization of the trials came about. A must do!!
    Written September 22, 2019
  • katie l
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect tour
    I’ve gone on this tour TWICE! Because it’s so good! And I would absolutely go again next time I am in town! Don’t waste your time or money on any other walking tour in town because everything you wanna know about Salem will be covered in the wonderful 90 minute tour of the city! The guide Rory is witty, well spoken and charming, not to mention the incredible lexicon of history he has stored in his brain. If you are a history buff this is the tour for you. Rory brings I tiny projector so you have some visuals of historic people and buildings to look at along the way. This tour is a hidden gem! All the way around an amazing informative tour given by someone who is truly passionate about the town’s history.
    Written July 20, 2019
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Jamie
Woodstock, VA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot express enough how wonderful this tour was with Rory! We learned so much in the 90 minute tour. I could hear other tour guides as we went along and I am so glad that we chose this one. Rory’s personality and knowledge was top notch, but what stuck out even more was his love of what he does (because it sure does show).
Written October 22, 2021
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Cosmopolitan348753
Murphy, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Enjoy the tour, the guide was very informative.. One of the best tour we did in Salem. Would recommend doing the tour..
Written September 27, 2023
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Wendy S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Rory is a super interesting and informative guide. Kept our crew engaged and entertained! We scheduled on a Sunday in October which made it a bit more challenging with the crowds and noise level but we all walked away satisfied from the experience and definitely feel it was time and money well spent.
Written October 19, 2022
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Susan W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The presenter was very well informed and enjoyable. He started with the first English settlement and ended with the fire in the early 1900's that destroyed the cotton mills and tanneries and more.
Written October 13, 2022
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Chghmstr
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
It was a good tour. We enjoyed our time, and learned more than we expected too! We would do it again.
Written October 8, 2022
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Jay A
New York City, NY29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A wonderful way to experience Salem, with a knowledgeable, engaging guide. Definitely learned more than we would have wandering around by ourselves, I highly recommend!
Written October 25, 2021
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Michael Hutchings
Bountiful, UT5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very informational and entertaining. He really knew the history of Salem and was passionate. The tour is GREAT vale. Highly recommended
Written October 25, 2021
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Brittney White
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very informative and entertaining with no gimmicks. Less focused on the trials themselves than I expected and included more history of the city. Great value for the price
Written October 23, 2021
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matt p
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
April gave a 5 star tour!
informative, funny and very knowledgeable .
definitely worth it and great addition to our salem visit
Written October 4, 2021
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Rosa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Going to the memorial from the witch trials was very interesting! The history and in depth detail was wonderful. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Written August 6, 2021
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