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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 our knowledgeable 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.

CHECK OUR LATEST GHOST 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?

                                     

   

Central Street              

Salem, MA 01970

We're in the 1805 Cuftom House on the pedestrian walkway!

info@salemhistoricaltours.com

Reservations/Information Line: 978-745-0666


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Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour nightly at 8 PM

Additional tours added in October!

DISCOUNTED COMBO TOUR PACKAGES AVAILABLE 

Daily/nightly tour schedule

12 Noon Salem 101: General History Tour (one hour) 

Discover why Salem is the true birthplace of the United States of America. 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.

$10 for adults; $8 for Students, Seniors (60+) and Active Military; $6 children 6-12 (under 6 free).

 

1:30 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.

$10 for adults; $8 for Students, Seniors (60+) and Active Military; $6 children 6-12 (under 6 free).

3:00 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.

$10 for adults; $8 for Students, Seniors (60+) and Active Military; $6 children 6-12 (under 6 free).

  4:30 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 which turned neighbor against neighbor.

$10 for adults; $8 for Students, Seniors (60+) and Active Military; $6 children 6-12 (under 6 free).

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.

$14 for adults; $10 for Students, Seniors (60+) and Active Military; $8 children 6-12 (under 6 free).

In October, Haunted footsteps ghost tours also depart at 7 p.m. as well as other departure times. Call for details.

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PRIVATE GROUP TOURS

We also provide private group tours for schools, organizations, companies, etc We can arrange a private tour for your group year round for any of our tours or for a combination of our tours. If you want to do a tour that isn't running at a particular time, we can also arrange that for you. Call us at 978.745.0666 to set up your group tour. 

CHECK OUT OUR GIFT SHOP WHILE YOU ARE HERE

We sell Halloween decorations, figurines, glasses, headbands, necklaces, jewelry etc…  as well as Halloween T-shirts, posters, DVDs, books, lanterns and local pictures. We also have rain gear to keep you dry on rainy days, summer misters and fans to keep you cool in summer and winter gear to keep you warm in the fall. Plus we have an array of refreshing drinks & snacks.

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IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION

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. Our office is open daily from 11 am until the last tour leaves. Please enter our 8 Central Street office to check in with desk staff. We encourage you to take pictures and submit to us via email any pictures that are may contain something out of the ordinary. No recording of our tours is allowed. No smoking is allowed on our tours for the comfort of all of our guests. 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 (Garages are on New Liberty, Bridge and Congress Streets with parking lots at Church Street, Front Street and Klopp Alley), lines, etc. Bus parking can be found on New Derby Street down by the Immaculate Conception Church and on Hawthorne Boulevard in front of the Hawthorne Hotel.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SALES ARE FINAL. TOURS RUN IN ALL WEATHER. TICKET HOLDER VOLUNTARILY ASSUMES ALL RISKS OCCURRING BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER TOUR, INCLUDING INJURY BY ANY CAUSE, AND RELEASES MANAGEMENT AND RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY RELATED CLAIM.