Our Specialty Tours do not run on a regular basis but are available at special times of the year and will be listed on the calendar. They are also available by appointment and for group tours. Pricing depends on the size of the group. Call us for details at 978.745.0666
TV & Movie Tour
Salem has worked its way into Hollywood as hundreds of TV shows and movies have referenced our witch hysteria and 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. The TV & Movie tour is running August 1 through October 31 because the city is closing the cemetery for renovations.
The Scarlet Letter(s) Walking Tour
Upon his death, Salem’s Nathaniel Hawthorne asked his friends and family to destroy their correspondence. Few did. The remaining letters will be brought to life by actors in this two-hour walking tour that will take you through the Life, Loves and Locations of Salem's most celebrated author who is portrayed by writer/director Bob Gautreau (HBO, America's Got Talent). This walking tour also features actors Ryan Boettcher, Andrew Eller, Gwen Rosengelb and Sally Powers, who bring Longfellow, Melville and the Peabody Sisters to life. There are two acts with a ten minute intermission. Access to tour locations is subject to city regulations.
Grand Houses Architectural Tour
Salem is a vibrant community rich in resplendent and varied architecture, spanning nearly four centuries. Explore our historic downtown and myriad architectural styles that are indicative of each century that so transformed rudimentary colonial village into a thriving contemporary city. From first period to post modern, many architectural motifs are well represented in splendid Salem. Access to tour locations is subject to city regulations.
Book Talk, Book Walk
Salem is the home of the world-renowned American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose novels and short stories are still read throughout the world today like The Scarlet Letter, House of Seven Gables, etc... Then there is Arthur Miller, who wrote The Crucible, and many other writers who made Salem their home and yet others who used our city as inspiration for their novels that have driven the imagination of many. Access to tour locations is subject to city regulations.
African American History Tour
They came as slaves and reshaped America. African-Americans were first enslaved in Massachusetts in 1624 and many more arrived in Salem in 1638. After gaining freedom shorty after the Declaration of Independence, African-Americans made great strides in the community and major contributions to Salem society by influencing policy, establishing businesses and leading the abolitionist movement. Access to tour locations is subject to city regulations.
Oulde Seaport Tour
Come walk the Oulde Salem Seaport and learn how it used to look back in the 1700s and 1800s and compare how it looks today. You'll walk where water used to be and be able to visualize the greatness of Salem during the Great Age of Sail. Access to tour locations is subject to city regulations.
Religious History Tour
Salem started as a community of strict Puritans, whose intolerance led to the witchcraft trials. Since then, the population has made a 180 degree change and is home to close to 30 churches and just about every religious denomination you can imagine. Some are still here but others have left. We also have the largest Wiccan community in the country. We'll tell you the history of many of the active churches and the previous churches as well as where they were located. Access to tour locations is subject to city regulations.