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Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour provided by Haunted Footsteps & Salem Historical Tours

Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour

Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 40866P23
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1-hour Historic Salem Walking Tour
  • Local and Professional Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970, USA 11:30am Tour Departure Point: Salem Historical Tours office at 8 Central Street. (part of the pedestrian walkway downtown at the corner of Essex and Central Street). Address: Salem Historical Tours 8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970 Return point: Returns to downtown area. Guide can direct you to where you want to go. *Please plan to check in 15-20 minutes prior to your tour. **Please call office at 978.745.0666 if there are any questions on where to meet.
  • Salem, MA, USA Return Location: Returns to downtown Salem area. Tour Guide can help direct you to where you want to go.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Parking available in garages on New Liberty, Bridge, and Congress Streets
  • Parking available in lots at Church Street, Front Street, and Klopp Alley. Metered parking near us. Use Passport Smart Phone App for meters. Bus parking available on New Derby Street and Hawthorne Boulevard.
  • Tour departs at 11:30am. Check in 15-20 minutes before your tour time at Salem Historical Tours office, located at 8 Central Street
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The City of Salem has rescinded its face mask and proof of vaccination order. You no longer have to show proof of vaccination or wear a face mask to enter our office and gift shop. It is subject to change in the future.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • 1-hour Historic Salem Walking Tour
  • Local and Professional Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Departure details
  • 8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970, USA 11:30am Tour Departure Point: Salem Historical Tours office at 8 Central Street. (part of the pedestrian walkway downtown at the corner of Essex and Central Street). Address: Salem Historical Tours 8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970 Return point: Returns to downtown area. Guide can direct you to where you want to go. *Please plan to check in 15-20 minutes prior to your tour. **Please call office at 978.745.0666 if there are any questions on where to meet.
  • Salem, MA, USA Return Location: Returns to downtown Salem area. Tour Guide can help direct you to where you want to go.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Salem, MA, USA Return Location: Returns to downtown Salem area. Tour Guide can help direct you to where you want to go.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Parking available in garages on New Liberty, Bridge, and Congress Streets
  • Parking available in lots at Church Street, Front Street, and Klopp Alley. Metered parking near us. Use Passport Smart Phone App for meters. Bus parking available on New Derby Street and Hawthorne Boulevard.
  • Tour departs at 11:30am. Check in 15-20 minutes before your tour time at Salem Historical Tours office, located at 8 Central Street
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The City of Salem has rescinded its face mask and proof of vaccination order. You no longer have to show proof of vaccination or wear a face mask to enter our office and gift shop. It is subject to change in the future.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 11, 2021
A note from Historic Overview of Salem Walking Tour
We use an amplifier so you can social distance. Masks are not required outdoors but are optional. Effective Aug. 23, Salem is requiring that masks must be worn indoors whether you are vaccinated or not. You'll only need to come into our office to pick up your tickets and/or to peruse our gift shop.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    8 Central St
    8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
    11:30am Tour Departure Point: Salem Historical Tours office at 8 Central Street. (part of the pedestrian walkway downtown at the corner of Essex and Central Street). Address: Salem Historical Tours 8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970 Return point: Returns to downtown area. Guide can direct you to where you want to go. *Please plan to check in 15-20 minutes prior to your tour. **Please call office at 978.745.0666 if there are any questions on where to meet.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Haunted Footsteps & Salem Historical Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    The Custom House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Salem
    Salem, MA, USA
    Return Location: Returns to downtown Salem area. Tour Guide can help direct you to where you want to go.
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

5.0
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VinceBaugher
Denton, TX4 contributions
Super interesting and informative! Stephanie really knows her stuff and you can tell she loves sharing about it. Great sense of humor, Fascinating tidbits of information throughout the entire presentation, and very open to and accommodating with questions. Our whole family greatly enjoyed the experience and feel more connected to New England now.
Written November 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SalemHistoricalTours
Thank you so much for the great review! Stephanie is fantastic guide! We'll be sure to share this with her! We look forward to having you back soon!
Written November 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly D
Columbiana, OH377 contributions
We had an excellent walking tour with Tora. She was friendly, funny and ultra knowledgeable. We saw many sights and learned lots of things. It was awesome to have someone explain things we would have never seen and dispel fact from fiction. Thanks much!!
Written July 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea C
Lisbon, Portugal52 contributions
It was a beautiful day for a guided walk. Covered about 5 block square. Didn’t end where it started ( but Salem is not difficult to navigate and it was not far. Tour guide was theatrical and entertaining. Most of the points of interested and been knocked down and rebuilt so there wasn’t much to “see” ( witch tour). Great afternoon of family time.
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cjwdoglover
Laguna Niguel, CA25 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
My husband and I took our grandchildren on a trip to Boston and it’s environs in June . Salem was on our list to see. We are so happy we chose this walking tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about Salem’s history and while discussing the witch trials informed our group about all of Salem’s history and importance to Massachusetts. I highly recommend this tour.
Written August 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SalemHistoricalTours
Thank you so much. We are glad you had a wonderful time. We love revealing our history to guests.
Written August 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

davidsco27
Boston, MA10 contributions
Nov 2019
I've been to Salem many times, but really didn't know much about the history, so I finally decided to take one of these tours to hopefully learn more about the city and its rich history. Well, I have to say, this one was well worth it. Our tour guide, not only pointed out the typical historical sites, but gave us a lot of back story on them, and some of the ones more off the beaten track. Things I never would've learned just Googling or asking just anyone on the street. Bonus, he's also a standup comedian and made the entire tour a blast by inserting some very funny anecdotes. All in all this tour was thoroughly enjoyable and well worth the time and money
Written November 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SalemHistoricalTours
Thank you so much. Salem has a rich history and there are so many interesting stories. Glad you enjoyed it as much as us.
Written July 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ann Cripe
Altus, OK1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
We took the walking tour and Stash was brilliant. He was very energetic, informative, and entertaining :)
Written June 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SalemHistoricalTours
Thank you so much for the fantastic review! Stash is one of the best. Please be sure to come back and visit Salem again soon!
Written June 17, 2022
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Mindy H
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
A wonderful tour for those of us interested in all periods of Salem’s history. The tour was a wonderful overview of the city.
Written April 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SalemHistoricalTours
Thank you for the wonderful review. We're glad to hear you had a great time with us! Come back again soon!
Written April 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cristina S
Linden, NJ1 contribution
Oct 2020
Our tour guide was GREAT! She was very informative. You can tell she really enjoyed what she was doing.
Written November 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SalemHistoricalTours
We're so glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank You
Written April 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bmogilski
Roslyn, NY1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Solo
History of Salem and various persons involved in the settlement. The guide was very knowledgeable of all past and current goings on in Salem
Written September 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard D
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Couples
I would rate it 3 1/2 stars if I had that option. Good, but not great. Even though description of tour stated that witch trials would not be discussed, many reviews I read contradicted that and specifically stated that the information was included. I think there was enough time and opportunity to include some witch trials info because there was not an overwhelming amount of Salem history that was covered. The bottom line is,
I was glad I took the tour.
Written September 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SalemHistoricalTours
We're glad you enjoyed the tour. There is so much more fascinating history than the Witchcraft trials. While that is a compelling part of our history, we don't discuss the witch craft trials on this tour. It would have to be a three hour tour to discuss maritime, revolutionary and witchcraft. Many of the guides who do the 1130 Non-Witchcraft history tour don't do the Witchcraft History tour so they wouldn't talk about that subject anyway. We may go to places that have a connection to the trials but we talk about different history. Perhaps the reviews you mention that say we did are just a mix of several reviews of the myriad of tour companies in Salem.
Written October 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Haunted Footsteps & Salem Historical Tours
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Great tour!!
This was a very fun walking tour of some sites associated with the witch hysteria and an overview of the history.
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Extremely difficult to find !
We looked for the location for hours ….missed our tour ! No address… no phone number … no way to get in touch ! Whe
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Great day
Visiting from Australia, Salem was on the wish list. Great tour, very informative. Your guide was friendly and funn
MignonWinston
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Very informative tour
Very informative tour by an enthusiastic tour guide (Christine), who fielded all questions with ease. I really lea
SamTravelsLikeALot
SamTravelsLikeALot
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Very Informative but a little Dry
We had a new tour guide for this tour. She admitted that this was her very first tour and explained how shes workin
tmf3a
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Not worth it
The tour was just okay. We didn't learn anything new. The guide kind of rambled on and didn't seem to want to be th
Nurse2022
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Witch Trials Tour
This tour was wonderful and our guide Christine was amazing! We were actually late for the tour that we signed up f
955kiannat
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Great tour
Christine was great! Very informative and fun tour. She was very knowledgeable and we had a lot of fun!
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Interesting Info.
The guide was very personable and knowledgeable. I learned a lot, they covered a lot of information I didn’t know .
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Do not recommend
Expected to see more historical sites. Guide rambled about the accused witches and their families. Was very hard to
Carrie81p
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Worst Walking Tour Ever
I’ve enjoyed walking tours across the US over the past 20+ years, this was by far the worst. The guide had to be as
E4057OFvaleries
E4057OFvaleries
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Great
Very interesting. The history of the witch trials of 1692 was a fascinating time only to repeat itself in American
475kathys
475kathys
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Witch city visit
Christine was knowledgeable about the witch trials and we learned a lot. Lunch at Finz was great. Need to go back t
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Tour Personalized
Personal insight of the tour guide in addition to the history. She made the tour fun that enabled us to leave the d
Callie867
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The best history tour we’ve been on
Our tour guide was amazing! We learned so much on this tour about Salem and the history outside the Salem Witch Tri
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