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2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour

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Salem, United States
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Join a local guide for a walking tour of Salem, Massachusetts. Hear about the city's history as you visit landmarks such as the Coven's Cottage, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, the Burying Point, the Witch House (Corwin House), Hamilton Hall, and Pickering House. Hear about the New England city's past as a Native American settlement, the witchcraft trials, the American Revolution, and more on this leisurely walking tour.
  • Learn about the Salem witch trials and colonial Massachusetts
  • View historic buildings like Picking House
  • Hear about the maritime history of Salem
  • Includes walking tour and guide
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2.5 Hour Salem History Walking Tour
The walking tour does not enter the historic homes interpreted.

Departure Point

190 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • No charge for Children 12 and under.
  • We do not enter buildings on the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • While on the walking tour, guests must agree to comply with state and municipal health regulations regarding COVID-19. The City of Salem has enacted regulations to prevent the operation of nuisance tours.
  • In October, I recommend arriving 2 hours early to avoid missing your tour because of traffic and parking. My tours can never exceed 9 guests per tour. I have 18 availabilities only per day.
  • The Governor of Massachusetts had set a limit of nine (guests) persons per walking tour. This number includes all participants, adults, children and infants. Kenneth cannot contravene the Governors written public health orders.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is recommended to follow the Massachusetts state regulations for out of state visitors.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sinister Stories of Salem

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.
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What is the maximum group size during 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2.5-Hour Salem History & Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour.

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  • "Also, if you have the flexibility know that October is chaos in Salem so plan accordingly." See review
  • "This is an excellent tour for someone who is interested in the rich history of Salem beyond the witch trials (but he did include those as well)." See review
  • "It was rainy that day, and Ken had rain ponchos available for us." See review

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Wonderful experience with Ken!
Francesca_D
, Jun 2021
The knowledge that Ken had was astounding! Best guided tour taken in a very long time. His attention to detail and soft spoken approach to explaining everything in detail was mesmerizing. Looking forward to returning and taking another tour soon.
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Salem History Tour
Brandy_M
, Jun 2021
Very informative and thoughtful. Provided us with flowers to leave on memorials and even some yummy candy!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for the kind words. In gratitude, Kenneth
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If you take one tour...take this one!
CARLA_L
, Jun 2021
Kenneth was very interested in molding the tour to the interests of the group. I appreciated his flexibility, and concern that we considered it a quality experience. He is obviously a regular in the neighborhoods and called many people by name as we walked. The little extras on the tour made my time feel personalized and made this a phenomenal tour. His commitment to clients was apparent when I asked a question during the tour and he promised to get back with me for an answer....I had a response before the end of the day. Kenneth is a master storyteller and Salem historian.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
I appreciated you’re detailed feedback after the tour. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience. In gratitude, Kenneth
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Salem, the ins and outs
JeanCarlos_S
, May 2021
Amazing tour of Salem by Ken. Highly recommended for anyone who has a passion for history, art and architecture. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
It makes me happy that you enjoyed it so. In gratitude, Kenneth
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Fabulous Tour
Ashley_L
, May 2021
Kenneth was an excellent tour guide! We had so much fun learning all about the history of Salem. We had never been there before and we learned so much on this tour. Kenneth had flowers for us to leave at the memorial site and he even gave us some candy from America's oldest candy company. If you're looking to learn about the history of Salem that goes even beyond the witch trials then this is the tour you need to take!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
I absolutely enjoy telling the stories of Salem to my guests. In gratitude, Kenneth
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Very knowledgeable
Rose_P
, May 2021
Ken was full of knowledge and information! He knows the area very well and is current w his info about the towns current affairs.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for choosing to leave a review. I really appreciate it. In gratitude, Kenneth
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Great tour
Sally_F
, May 2021
Ken was very informative and knowledgeable about Salem history. Also extremely personable and accommodating.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you! thank you. In gratitude, Kenneth
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Best Tour in Salem!
Riley_H
, May 2021
Ken was amazing! Very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we had a memorable experience! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 😊
icon Response from Host , May 2021
There are other fantastic tours in Salem. I am glad that you took mine and enjoyed it like you did. In gratitude, Kenneth
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Ken was an awesome guide...
TERRI_L
, Apr 2021
Ken was an awesome guide with great knowledge of the history, not just about witches. There is do much more to Salem. He was able to answer all of our questions. We were totally enthralled especially. When he sang for us!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
I’m glad that you enjoyed the music of The Bay Psalms Book, 1640. It’s a real pleasure to understand the music and to share it with others. In gratitude, Kenneth
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Informative and interesting tour
Bret_S
, Jan 2021
We had a great experience learning about the general history of Salem, as well as the Salem witch trials. Our guide was informative and friendly. It was a great experience!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
I’m glad to read that I provided a great experience. In gratitude, Kenneth
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