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“Myth into reality!”

Salem Smugglers' Tour
Ranked #21 of 35 Tours in Salem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Salem' Most Historic Tour that goes beyond the Witch Hysteria. The tour that excites you with the roots of today's news stories and the inventions you use daily! It tells you all the secrets in history they do not want you to know... Learn how Salem has shaped our relations with England, our Constitution, our national banks, and the current opioid crisis. Hear about the real murder behind the game Clue, a drunken elephant, the filming of Hocus Pocus, H.P. Lovecraft, Tesla, and real pirates who have shaped our government through 3 miles of smuggling tunnels. Be amazed at which presidents walked through our tunnels, which one was refused, and which ones were assassinated by men in Salem. Did you know men from Salem tried secession with those in Connecticut before the Civil War and the how that went terribly wrong before an age without instant communication? Did you know there was a second Witchcraft Hysteria? Salem Is More Than Witches!
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Ever heard of smuggling tunnels? I loved learning about this network of tunnels dating from the beginning of the 19th century and used to smuggle goods into Salem to avoid paying federal taxes. The history of these tunnels are full of intrigue and mystery and a little bit of myth :) Chris Dowgin, the tour guide, is a fun and personable guy with a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge. He probably needs to work on condensing all that information since afterwards my head was spinning! But he will make you a believer in these tunnels! Definitely check out the basement tour as well to see the actual remnants of some of the tunnels.

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Chris D, Owner at Salem Smugglers' Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you for the great write up in your blog!

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