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Come take a stroll with us down a historical journey through the streets of Salem. From the beginning, our past has been notoriously labeled from the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. With almost 400 years behind us, "The Witch City" has lots of wicked stories to tell.

Witch City Walking Tour's Offers four captivation tours:
- History & Hauntings
- Mysteries & Murders
- Merchants & Mansions, Architecture Stroll
- Hocus Pocus Movie Locations Tour

With your licensed professional tour guide, explore the social, political and environmental influences which spread mass hysteria, causing the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Discover how Salem became a world-class seaport, creating some of the wealthiest families in America and America's first millionaire. Stroll the cobblestone lined streets, taking in some of the most stunning 17th and 18th century colonial architecture. Or get chills down your spine learning about the most macabre murders and true crime stories in Salem's history.

Witch City Walking Tours 'History & Hauntings Tour' was named one of "Best Historical & Cultural Tours in the World" by TripAdvisor 2022. One of the "Best Historical & Cultural Tours in the United States" in 2022. "Trip Advisors Most Booked Fall Experience in America" for 2021. Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards and a multi-year recipient of TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence".
So.... come take a walk with us.

OUR TOURS OPERATE RAIN OR  SHINE! Witch City Walking Tours 'History & Hauntings Tour' was named one of "Best Historical & Cultural Tours in the World" by TripAdvisor 2022. One of the "Best Historical & Cultural Tours in the United States" in 2022. "Trip Advisors Most Booked Fall Experience in America" for 2021. Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards and a multi-year recipient of TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence" So...come take a walk with us. OUR TOURS OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE!

~2 hours

History & Hauntings of Salem

History, hauntings, the Salem Witch Trials, architecture and hidden gems. Suitable for all ages. Get ready for a mysterious journey through almost 400 years of Salem’s rich and storied history. Your local, well-versed guide and historian is excited to share their passion of this beautiful quaint city with you. Rated as the top walking tour in Salem, you will experience approximately two hours of captivating tales of our city's history, chilling tales of the supernatural, while being awed by the breathtaking architecture, and discover the fascinating truth of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Your guide will take you off-the-beaten path, while you experience the lesser known sights and history of Salem.

~2 hours
Ages 13+ only

Mysteries & Murders of Salem

For those who prefer a slightly *darker* historical perspective of Salem. Your guide brings to life the true crime stories of murder, myth and macabre. (Ages 13+ only.) Come experience the darker side of Salem with our 1 hour 45 minute Mysteries & Murder tour. We retell the most spine-chilling true crime tales of murder, mystery and macabre that happened in Salem's past. Why did an insane woman in the early 1600s murder her child? Who was the famous hitman who murdered the slave trader in his sleep? Did the Boston Strangler really make a visit to Salem? These tales and much more will unfold on this whirlwind tour of this mysterious seaside city.

~1.75 hours

Merchants & Mansions of Salem

Suitable for all ages. Spring and summer only. Do you love architecture? We do! No trip to Salem is complete without a tour of the most beautiful section of Salem, the McIntire district. Come experience over three centuries of architecture from First Period American, to Georgian Colonial and the stately Federal style. Your guide will wind you through the cobblestoned streets of Salem, discovering hidden gems, viewing over two dozen sites, and sharing stories of Salem's rise to becoming the wealthiest city in the country in the 18th century.

~2 hours

Hocus Pocus Movie Locations of Salem

Brisk 4 mile walk. Come relive the magic of Disney's Blockbuster, Hocus Pocus! Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, Hocus Pocus has become one of the most beloved movies of the 20th century. The majority of the movie was filmed in Salem in 1993. We will take you to 5 locations used during filming. Your ticket price includes entry to Pioneer Village, as well as a special Hocus Pocus gift! Along the way, you will also hear about the Salem Witch Trials, the maritime history, how we became the "Witch City".

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Our tour guide, Beth, was amazingly knowledgeable and was able to bring Salem's history to life with gripping stories about Salem's merchant ship past, haunted locations and the witch trials. Beth took care to not only show us the iconic places of Salem, she delved into the details about the people, beliefs, world views and ordeals that faced late 1600 to mid 1700 Salem.

Tracey Ann Thompson
March 30, 2023
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The THOROUGHLY enjoyed this tour of Salem. I'll be honest. My husband was dreading Salem and this tour. He didn't tell me that. But he absolutely LOVED it! When it was over and we went to dinner, he told me he that before we came to Salem, he wasn't thrilled about doing it, but was SO GLAD we did. We talked about it all through dinner and kept referring back to it while we were in Boston. Beth was

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March 30, 2023

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Working Hours

Sunday to Saturday  
09:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Location

32 Derby Square Salem, MA 01970
(Outside on the 3 staircases of the Old Town Hall)