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Welcome to the self-guided Salem Witch Trials Tour in Salem, Massachusetts!

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 all of Salem’s grim past and present with this self-guided, GPS-enabled, and professionally-narrated tour. Visit the poignant sites that still stand as a testament to Salem’s history.

Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Salem Visitor Center, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience.

No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever!

This is not a ticket to attractions along the route. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.

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Melody
June 27, 2021
Hard to follow!!! Information was good but it was hard to follow on gps map. I would pay to get a real guide.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

The Visitor Center was originally the Salem Armory, constructed between 1890 and 1908. The Armory was the headquarters and training facility for the Second Corps of Cadets, which formed in the late 1700s.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Charter St., Salem, MA 01970

Somber memorial featuring a series of stacked & inscribed granite stones abutting a burial ground.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Burying Point Cemetery, Charter Street, Salem, MA 01970

Bridget Bishop was the first accused witch to hang at Gallows Hill. She had a reputation for gossiping, dressing as she pleased, and arguing with her husband in public.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Salem's Old Town Hall is a National Historic Site, federal style building, erected in 1816. This space is no longer used as a space for municipal operations but is instead utilized as a cultural and rental facility in service to the community of Salem, MA.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Joshua Ward House, 148 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

The Joshua Ward House is a historic house in Salem, Massachusetts. The three-story Federal style brick house, built in 1784, is one of the first brick houses in Salem.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gedney House, 21 High St, Salem, MA 01970-3328

Salem shipwright Eleazer Gedney built the earliest portion of Gedney House in 1665. Originally the house was asymmetrical, with two rooms on the first floor, a single chamber above, and an attic with a front-facing gable. Significant renovations in 1712 and 1800 resulted in dramatic changes to the house’s appearance. Gedney House is significant both for its framing and for its evidence of early decorative finishes in the hall chamber and parlor.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Broad Street Cemetery, Broad Street, Salem, MA 01970

Broad Street Cemetery, laid out in 1655, is Salem's second oldest burying ground. On May 17, 1655 the Town Report disclosed an order that "there shall be a burial place on the hill about Francis Lawes' House." The cemetery was first known as "Lawes' Hill burial Place," then "Ye Old Common Burying Hill" in 1780, and finally, Broad Street Cemetery. It is located within the McIntire Historic District and the Chestnut Street Historic District.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Hamilton Hall is a National Historic Landmark at 9 Chestnut Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Designed by noted Salem builder Samuel McIntire and built in 1805–07, it is an excellent instance of a public Federal style building.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ropes Mansion, 318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257

Built in 1727 for Salem merchant Samuel Barnard. This Colonial Revival home is named for Judge Nathaniel Ropes, Jr.,a strong British Loyalist (supporter of the King of England) who purchased the house in 1768.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

This dark gothic-looking house was built in the mid-1600s and is Salem’s only building still standing with direct ties to the Witchcraft Hysteria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall, 43 Church St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

43 Church Street Salem MA 01970 ... for a second restaurant location we discovered Lyceum Hall in downtown Salem. ... Let us help you with your next function!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, 24 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA 01970-3820

On the corner of St. Peter Street (formerly Prison Lane) and Brown Street stands St. Peter’s Church. Founded in 1733/34 as the first Anglican Church in Salem, the original church building was a yellow, wooden structure, built on land donated by wealthy Salem merchant Philip English.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Burying Point, 51 Charter St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

The Salem Witch Trials are typically associated with women and girls. ... Corey was buried in an unmarked grave in what is now the Howard Street Cemetery, ... on his ghost's bad side, consider joining us on our journey through historic Salem.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Roger Conant Statue, 2 Brown St, Salem, MA 01970-3873

19 Washington Square North
Who is this cloaked man?His stern gaze might mislead you into believing the man under the hat to have a devious story, but the reality is far different.This statue immortalizes Salem’s founder, Roger Conant. Conant was born in England and immigrated to Plymouth with his wife and son in 1623.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: John Bertram House, 29 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970, USA

John Bertram House is a senior care facility in Salem, Massachusetts. This facility does not provide memory care, is not a part of a continuing care retirement community, and does not have Alzheimer’s care. Residents and their families have reviewed this facility and rated it Excellent.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA

This Salem, Massachusetts hotel is located just 591 feet from the Salem Witch Museum and Salem Common. It features an on-site restaurant and bar and free Wi-Fi access in every room. Each guest room at the Hawthorne Hotel features a flat-screen cable TV, a desk, and an iPod docking station. They are classically decorated in rich colors and dark wood furnishings.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Nathanial Hawthorne Statue, 20 Hawthorne Blvd, Salem, MA 01970-3710

Across from 5 Hawthorne Boulevard
One of Salem’s most famous native sons is America’s great romance author Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1800s,he wrote American classics such as "The Scarlet Letter” and "The House of The Seven Gables.”

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mercy Tavern, 148 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

Gastropub with global comfort fare, cocktails & live music in a comfy atmosphere.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, 27 Hardy St, Salem, MA 01970-5655

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace is the home where American author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born. It is located at 27 Hardy Street but accessible through 54 Turner Street, Salem, Massachusetts.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640

Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables.” These words open Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The House of the Seven Gables," which brought great fame to this stately seaside manner.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Inclusions
  • GPS Map
  • Audios and Text
  • Online Support


Exclusions
  • Admission to Paid Attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Salem Witch Trials Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Old Burying Point Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Salem Old Town Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Joshua Ward House
  • Entry/Admission - Gedney House
  • Entry/Admission - Broad Street Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Ropes Mansion
  • Entry/Admission - Witch House
  • Entry/Admission - Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
  • Entry/Admission - Hawthorne Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Mercy Tavern
  • Entry/Admission - The House of the Seven Gables


Departure Point
Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970, USA


Departure Time
7/28/2020 - 8/12/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Duration
1 to 2 hours

Return Details
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970, USA


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