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Salem Trolley

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Address: 8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-744-5469
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Since 1982, Salem Trolley has offered sightseeing tours and exceptional...

Since 1982, Salem Trolley has offered sightseeing tours and exceptional transportation North of Boston. Once on board, visitors discover the Witch City's unique, colorful past.

Our hop-on, hop-off service includes a one-hour narrated tour and all-day shuttle service through beautiful and historic Salem from the witchcraft trials of 1692, to literary and maritime history.

Our eight-mile ride around the city takes you past the Charter Street Burial Ground, The House of the Seven Gables, Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum, New England Pirate Museum, Salem Witch Museum, along the historic waterfront and along historic streets such as Chestnut Street.

Your professional driver and talented local tour guide will entertain you with factual history and interesting tidbits about the city. Feel free to get off and on at any of our 14 stops throughout the day and view Salem at your leisure, using our trolley as a convenient shuttle service.

Private charters are available year round.

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good tour

me and friends visited salem on Halloween. The streets were packed so decided to get the salem trolley to see as much as possible in salem. The tour was informative and the tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Boston, Massachusetts
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384 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun way to experience the play "A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens" on a Trolley. The whole experience from beginning to end was just so fun! You are part of the action, you visit different sites that coincide with the story line. The actors are very good and you can tell they enjoy what they do. I won't... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

me and friends visited salem on Halloween. The streets were packed so decided to get the salem trolley to see as much as possible in salem. The tour was informative and the tour guide had a good sense of humour.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Whenever we travel, we always make sure to take the trolley/bus tour to get a feel for the city. This one was great. About one hour long, it takes you around the entire city. Both the trolley driver and the tour guide were very knowledgeable & both had a sense of humor, which always makes the ride fun. Certainly worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

definitely hits the highlights of Salem, giving me a good idea of what to see later. the tour guide knew his stuff and kept up a good patter of information.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This was a great little tour with a fantastic guide who was funny and knowledgeable. It was the high light of our trip to Salem. Lots of people in late October so had quite a wait for the trolly, but it was a lovely sunny day so all good. I really enjoyed this, thank you.

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This tour has several points where it stops to allow people to get on or off, riding all day between attractions. Throughout the ride a guide provides historical information about various sites throughout Salem. We actually stayed on the trolley for both legs of the tour.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The trolley is a great way to get around the area but not when there are thousands of people in the area blocking traffic. I agree with others that it is not possible to hop on and off during this time of season which makes the ride even longer to get from point A to point B. The short history... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The trolley will take you around to many areas of interest with explanations. Then when you get off you can easily walk the route (will give you a map) and visit on your own. All close by and easy to walk to.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The tour guide was always confused, information was quite uninteresting. Boring and not really worth the money or time.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We only had a couple of days in Boston and wanted to see Salem, so we took the train (local not Amtrak) to Salem early and got on the very first trolley ride of the day. The ride took about an hour and a bit and covered most if not all the highlights of Salem. Its a great ride, the... More 

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