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Myths & Misconceptions Walking Tour
Open today: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Excellent tour!

Connor was an excellent guide. He was very engaged with the material and communicated clearly so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
H3175CGerikah
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Don't Miss This Fascinating Tour!

LOVED this tour! Owen was our guide and was so informative, entertaining and helpful in terms of... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2021
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Loved the tour. We learned the history of the witch hunt which was exactly what we were looking for! Thanks again!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

What a great tour! Perfect length (1 hour less than a mile), great deal ($9 adults, $6 for my teen), and an entertaining, informative tour guide (Owen)!!! The short walking tour starts at the visitor center and does a slow easy loop to the witch memorial, the old town hall, to the prison and then back to the delightfully air-conditioned visitor center. I loved a more historical based tour covering the witch trials and even my sister, a long time Salem resident, says she learned something new about the witch trials. Guide me as great with questions. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

This tour was about an hour long and proceeded at an easy pace for people of all abilities (we had an older woman with us). There are some cobblestoned areas. The tour guide was wonderful--his name is Owen. He is a Salem native and knew a lot about the subject of the tour (the real deal info about the Witch Trials), but also answered some of our questions about directions, etc. He was just genial and friendly and made the experience pleasant for all. This tour was a nice choice for people who are interested in authentic, researched history and want to put places together with information. We got our tickets at the National Park Service Visitor Center, right across from the Peabody Essex Art Museum.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We really enjoyed this walking tour as a way to learn some of the real history of the witch trials and not just what we know from movies, novels, and gossip. The guide was very knowledgeable, having heard every myth and misconception as we raised it. (Like witches were never burned.) Great introduction to the city and the period.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Queenbugle
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

My wife and I took the tour yesterday and we really enjoyed it. Even though we live in Salem now, we are still trying to learn the factual history of the town and avoid the, shall we say, baloney! Samantha did a wonderful job explaining the facts surrounding the witch trials, and was really helpful in detailing the topography of the town and the locations where significant events took place. We learned a lot in an hour, and this tour, combined with the movie about the trials the park service shows in the visitor's center, really puts into context the events of 1692. A don't miss if you are interested in honest history!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank runnrdad
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