Salem Witch Trials Tour
The quaint and picturesque town of Salem hides a seriously dark history. Over 300 years ago, this was the site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, where innocent townspeople were ruthlessly killed for being “witches”. Explore the city’s grim past and present with this self-guided, GPS-enabled, and professionally-narrated Salem Witch Trials tour. Visit the poignant sites that still stand as a testament to Salem’s history.
Salem Walking Tour itinerary
This tour begins at the Salem Witch Trials Visitor Center. From there, you walk to the 1692 Memorial, where the victims of the witch panic are memorialized. Here, you’ll get to know many of the key figures who found themselves swept up by the plague of fear and paid the ultimate price.
Next on the Salem Witch Trials self-guided tour, you’ll see the Old Burying Point, where many of the trials’ victims and aggressors were laid to rest. Listen to the tragically heroic tale of Giles Corey as you walk through the gravestones, a man who refused to bow to the nightmare overtaking his town and was immortalized in The Crucible.
After that, you’ll see some of Salem’s spookiest architecture, including the Joshua Ward House and the Old Town Hall. You’ll also hear of the secret tunnels which run beneath some of these buildings, many of which still exist to this day!
Continue on to the old jailhouse on the Salem Witch Trials tour, where innocent people were subjected to cruelty so terrible that some suggest their spirits never really left. By this point, you’re bound to think some of these things look familiar, so we’ll scratch that itch by telling you all about Hollywood’s many forays into Salem, including for hits like Hocus Pocus and Bewitched.
Then, you’ll visit the Salem Witch Museum and hear about how all the madness finally came to an end. The final stop brings you to the Salem Common, where we’ll wrap up with some things you probably didn’t know about the aftermath of the trials.
Along the way, there are plenty of optional detours available for those looking for a little more, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s house to a tavern infamous for 18th century kidnappings! Book your Salem Witch Trials self-guided tour today!
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1 - 2 Hours
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Stop 3 : Samuel Pickman House
Stop 13 : Old Town Hall
Fun way to walk around Salem!
It was informative and made sure we hit all the important stop as we meandered around the city. Best of all, we were not rushed at all!
A fun, spooky tour!
This tour was a blast for the kids and even I learned way more than I expected to! It was much better than getting on a bus with a bunch of other tourists.
Absolutely loved this little self-guided tour. We decided that it was risky to pay for/schedule a larger walking tour with a guide bc we were coming to Salem with a toddler… and they can be, well, unpredictable. I was afraid of disrupting other people on the same tour as us or any tour guide so I found this app ahead of time. Totally perfect for us bc we could listen and walk at our own pace/take breaks for the toddler when needed. Perfect!
Great tour with lot of history!!! Creators did an excellent job. Well worth 2 hours and a must if you are visiting Salem to learn something versus just drees up like a withch or ghost and walk around.
Worth every penny
The app is really good. We realized that we had missed so many buildings when we came here the last time. This time, my wife found this app in advance. It helped us with a map like Google map and stories played on its own. The voice is quite enthusiastic. Map route is long. Plan two hours. We stopped a couple of times for lunch and shopping. I would recommend this one.
Loved this self guided tour!
Loved this self guided tour! My brother and I at 7 pm and finished just before 9 pm soo interesting. So much history . we went on all the extended route as well.. Will definitely recommend!