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2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

Salem Walking Tours

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Book a historical walking tour where the guide you meet is the owner. Kenneth Glover is the historical tour guide with eight years of experience. He provides a well-researched and well-presented tour free from gimmicks.
This tour introduces it's guests to the early years of a fishing plantation. it begins with a description of Naumkeag, the summer settlement of the Massachusett people. Learn about Salem's Puritans, their culture and their prosecution of the Salem Witch Trials. Also discover a seaside town and its contributions to the American Revolution and when it was the center of the North American spice trade.
It is delivered in an almost theatrical storytelling style with integrity. He use quotes, anecdotes, fun facts, traditional song and readily answers questions throughout the tour. The backdrop of this tour are the scenic streets and historic buildings of the McIntire district and Downtown Salem that have witnessed the stories Kenneth tells.

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Stop At: Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Liberty Street Off Charter Street, Salem, MA 01970

The Essex county crisis of witchcrafts of 1692 with be contextualized with the larger events of the time. The Burial Point, Salem’s oldest graveyard is closed for historic preservation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Salem Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Sq, Salem, MA 01970-3704

Discover Salem’s history as the center of the North American spice trade and it’s Canton trade.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St Enter through door on Cambridge Street, Salem, MA 01970-3107

Visit Stately Chestnut Street and hear the story of the Assembly hall named after General Alexander Hamilton.

This is a popular and historic North Shore wedding venue.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pickering House, 18 Broad St, Salem, MA 01970-3144

Discover the story of the Pickering family that lived in the house that John built from 1660 until 1998.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ropes Mansion and Garden, 318 Essex St East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3257

It’s not just for Hocus Pocus fans but a house with a storied past.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Witch House, 310 1/2 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257

How did The Witch House get it’s name? Also a discussion about apotropaic or folk traditional magic and it’s place in daily New England life.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour covers the history of Salem, Massachusetts. It’s not a tour whose only subject is the Salem Witch Trials.
  • We do not enter buildings on the tour.
  • I recommend using the MBTA for weekend visits in October. Demand for parking often outstrips its availability and causes significant traffic delays. Parking information at Salem.org
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are great days to visit Salem in September and October to avoid crowds.
  • The tour is closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • The tour is conducted in all seasonal weather, including rain and cold. Dress accordingly.
  • Tour gathers 15 minutes prior to departure. Tour begins promptly.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • 2.5 Hour Salem History Walking Tour

  • The walking tour does not enter the historic homes interpreted.
  • Entry/Admission - Salem Witch Trials Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Salem Old Town Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Hamilton Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Pickering House
  • Entry/Admission - Ropes Mansion and Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Witch House

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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