Effective Aug. 23, 2021, the City of Salem is requiring that masks must be worn indoors whether you are fully vaccinated or not. You'll only need to come into our office to pick up your tickets and/or to peruse our gift shop.
Effective May 29 in accordance with CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals will no longer need to wear a face covering outdoors or indoors** except in certain situations such as public and private transportation and health care facilities.
**The City of Salem order effective August 23, 2021 supersedes the CDC order of May 29, 2021 as it pertains to the "indoors" order.
Wearing a face covering on our tours will be optional for fully vaccinated individuals. We ask that individuals not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask.
We also recommend that all individuals, whether fully vaccinated or not, keep a mask with them just in case there is a need to put it on.
The new state order removes all restrictions, including the walking tour sizes. We are going to stay at approximately 25-35 guests per tour as opposed to the 50 guests per tour capacity in pre-covid times. We are doing this for safety reasons since it is difficult to social distance on tours and we feel everyone enjoys the smaller, cozier groups.
We are deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of our employees and guests. Our guides may or may not wear a mask while on tour. We will still have sanitizer available for those who want to use it. We will also have free masks available for those who want them.
Please be safe, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.