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Haunted Footsteps & Salem Historical Tours

#14 of 30 Tours in Salem
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Address: 8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970
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We are Salem’s Premiere Walking Tour Company and home to everyone's...

We are Salem’s Premiere Walking Tour Company and home to everyone's favorite, the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour – Salem’s original ghostly stroll. We are the ones who started ghost tours in 1997 making us the oldest established professional walking tour company in the Witch City. We provide ghost tours every night.

We also deliver an incredible array of historic themed strolls that are considered the best in the city. We provide an entertaining and informative interpretation of Salem's vast and varied history. Our tours have the WOW factor! You'll hear stories that will stick with you for a lifetime. And we provide you with the latest theories on the Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. Since 1997 we have enjoyed sharing Salem's unique history with the world.

Step into the past with our knowledgeable and charismatic local guides and experience nearly 400 years of Salem's remarkable history. From storied architecture to our signature Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour, Salem Historical Tours' numerous acclaimed tour selections represent the very best that Salem has to offer.

Accompany us on Salem's Original ghostly tour and experience why our highly acclaimed lantern lit stroll has been a "Witch City" institution since 1997. Setting the bench mark for similar tours, Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour - Salem's preeminent evening activity - is the most established and recommended tour in the city. Our engaging and often ghostly guides creatively convey Salem's authentic haunted history. Delve into Salem's macabre past as our knowledgeable and charismatic guides regale you with true tales of documented paranormal activity, chilling cemeteries and centuries old murder.

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History is a must for salem along with some ghost stories

Jo was our guide and new his stuff, we got our money's worth. We got some history and great ghost stories. Be prepared for some walking this is not a cheap tour took about 1 hour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I would highly recommend all of the tours at Haunted Footsteps. We took the Salem 101, Cemetery tour and Witches Walk. They were all full of interesting historical facts, and were very respectful of the history involved. I was very impressed. We had Nick for our first tour and he was wonderful. He was very well spoken and extremely well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We were taken on a tour of the paranormal history of the town of Salem which was a great mix of both history and ghost tales. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the illustrious past of the city. We learned A LOT about this small town. The information of everything was presented in a witty and fun manner. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This was one of the few tours remaining on Halloween night. We took two day tours and the haunted night tour, and were happy with the info we learned. The tour guides were knowledgeable and funny. No complaints here!

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Thank Jennifer T
Peabody, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We enjoyed our tour especially as it was Halloween. The good side was that we got on the tour at short notice and we experienced stories and parts of Salem we would not have otherwise. The down side was that the group size was very big. That said I never failed to hear Nancy when we stopped. Many of the... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We went on the tour on a Friday night Halloween weekend. The staff is very nice. Our tour guide, Bob, was fantastic. He told us some great spooky stories and had a great sense of humor. We had a wonderful time. We definitely recommend this tour and will come back in the future.

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Thank Lynn M
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Jo was our guide and new his stuff, we got our money's worth. We got some history and great ghost stories. Be prepared for some walking this is not a cheap tour took about 1 hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Try to get on a tour that's not too crowded; you'll be able to hear your guide much better! Having said that, we found this tour to be informative, entertaining, and not too physically taxing; a great way to spend an evening or afternoon in Salem!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

we had a great time walking throughout the streets of Salem! It was an easy walk with a lot of great history that I didn't know prior to this tour even though it was not my first time in Salem. Nick was a great tour guide, I highly recommend him, he was very apologetic because we ran into a lot... More 

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Colonie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

The tour began on time which was amazing, the guide was witty and smart, very knowledgeable. We had a great time!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a haunted tour that scares you a little this isn't it. Although very informative and good stories it wasn't what we had expected. We visited in October and we're looking for more of a Halloween scare.

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