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Salem Trolley

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Address: 8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970
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+1 978-744-5469

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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Torn by the experience

We hopped on the trolley in the middle of town after buying our tickets, unfortunately, they give very little information about catching the connecting trolley. We only made it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hopped on the trolley in the middle of town after buying our tickets, unfortunately, they give very little information about catching the connecting trolley. We only made it around the first half of the tour and kept getting left behind due to trolleys being too full or they just didn't stop to pick us up. We ended up having... More 

Thank SimplySarabeth
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful narrated tour of Salem. You can hop off and on as you tour Salem's highlights. This is transportation the the highlights of the city.

1 Thank travelgram2016
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is definitely the best way to travel around Salem. Once you arrive there, find the trolley and start moving around. The tour guide explains details about Salem history during the ride. You may hop on and off wherever you want. I recommend you complete the ride and then decide which places you want to visit. We went there during... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

This was a good way to see part of the city and learn some of the history. After taking the trolley, we decided to visit the Gables house. We also visited the Fort Pickering ruins. The guide tried to be entertaining, but he struggled to connect with the passengers

1 Thank letrips66
St. Austell
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I went on the trolley during my first day on a short trip to Salem. It is ideal to do on the first day as it helps you see the layout of the city and see where all the key attractions are. The guide on the trolley was full of fun facts.

2 Thank Poppy B
Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We learned so much on this trolley ride! and you can get off and jump back on when the next one comes around. I think this was around an hour or so.

2 Thank Madi B
Upton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I have visited Salem often. At least once a year we ride the trolley tour. I love hearing the history of Salem and most guides are funny as well.

1 Thank Pam B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

This is great I can see the town and all the points of interest. Not that any of this as much time as you want and then hop back on the trolley and go to the next point of Interest. The guides on the trolley are interesting and entertaining.

Thank Laurie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Great insight into Salem. John a great host - very informative. Not too busy but that was great. Loved winter island. This is a great introduction to Salem - recommend taking the tour and then working out where you want to go after that.

Thank jules196350
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Your experience on the trolley definitely depends on who your guide is. Our first time on the trolly we unfortunately got a young boy who preferred to talk about himself more than the history of Salem. We could not get off the trolley fast enough!!! Fortunately you can get on and off all day for free, so we decided to... More 

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