We are Salem’s Premiere Walking Tour Company and home to everyone's favorite, the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour – Salem’s original ghostly stroll. As the oldest established professional walking tour company in the Witch City, we deliver an array of historic themed strolls and special event tours providing an entertaining and informative interpretation of Salem's vast and varied history. Since 1997 we have enjoyed sharing Salem's unique history with the world.
Step into the past with out knowledgable and charismatic local guides and experience nearly 400 years of Salem's remarkable history. From storied architecture to our signature Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour, Salem Historical Tours' numerous acclaimed tour selections represent the very best that Salem has to offer.
Ghost Photo Thursday
(our version of Throwback Thursday)
We post photos on Facebook and Twitter of various
spooky stuff captured on our tours.
CLICK ON THE GHOST FOR PHOTOS What is the black mass in front of the door?
Is this Judge Jonathan Corwin in the window?
Click on the photo for a closer look?
8 Central Street
Salem, MA 01970
We're in the 1805 Custom House on the pedestrian walkway!
Reservations/Information Line: 978-745-0666
Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour nightly at 8 PM
7 PM and 8 PM nightly in October!
Daily/nightly tour schedule
12 Noon Salem 101: General History Tour (one hour)
Explore over four centuries of Salem’s remarkable history, from its illustrious founding in 1626 to a thriving 21st Century City. We are not just about witches. You will be surprised about the history of Salem that is not well known. Hear compelling tales concerning the early Colonial struggles, the exciting age of Sail, unprecedented period of revolutionary growth and our ongoing contemporary expansion and change.
1:00 PM Cemetery 101: Grave Matters (one hour)
Visit Salem’s oldest burying ground and unearth the secrets and stories of the infamous deceased. Even death has not silenced the stories of our long deceased neighbors. Examine uniquely crafted grave markers exhibiting timeless engravings by some of the regions preeminent stone carvers.
2:00 PM TV & Movie Sites Tour (one hour)
Salem has worked its way into Hollywood as several hundred TV shows and movies have referenced our witch hysteria, but were shot in studios or locations throughout the US and Canada. However, many have been shot on location here in our wonderful city. You will be surprised which movies were here and they are not all about our notorious past. Moviemakers love our dramatic architecture, picturesque waterfront and historic streets. We’ll bring you around to the locations and name the TV show or movie as well as the actors and what they did. Then when you watch the movie again, you’ll recognize those locations.
3:00 PM 1692 Salem Witchcraft Walk (one hour)
Examine the demographics, theories and personal stories comprising the dire events of 1692. We will bring you to many of the locations that are full of witch trial history. Many of the structures are long since gone except for one, but we know where they were located. This is a fascinating tour that will shed new light on what happened during the infamous witchcraft hysteria.
8:00 PM Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour (90 minutes)
Accompany us on Salem's Original ghostly tour and experience why our highly acclaimed lantern lit stroll has been a "Witch City" institution since 1997. Setting the bench mark for similar tours, Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour - Salem's preeminent evening activity - is the most established and recommended tour in the city. Our engaging and often ghostly guides creatively convey Salem's authentic haunted history. Delve into Salem's macabre past as our knowledgable and charismatic guides regale you with true tales of documented paranormal activity, chilling cemeteries and centuries old murder.
In October, tours also depart at 7 p.m. as well as other departure times. Call for details.
Please arrive in person no later than 15 minutes prior to scheduled tour start time to check in. For weekend tours in October, we encourage you to check in a full 30-45 minutes prior to tour departure. Of course you may check in in person at any point during the day provided our office is open. Please enter our 8 Central Street office to check in with desk staff. All tours depart at times specified. We are unable to wait for late arrivals. Given the crowded nature of Salem in the summer and fall, we strongly encourage you to arrive early in the day to allow for parking, etc.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SALES ARE FINAL.