Salem 101 General History Tour


Experience the best of Salem’s history on a 1.5 hour guided walking tour; including the 1692 witch trials, Revolutionary history, TV & movies filmed in Salem, Presidential visits & more.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    1.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • Explore over 4 centuries of remarkable history that begins in 1626
    • Hear about the great Seaport period which involved over 250 ships trading around the world
    • Learn about the revolutionary confrontation that gave colonists hope that they could win a war with England
  • Full description
    Start the tour with an introduction to the history of Salem and its humble beginnings. Find out about how whilst Salem is known for the infamous witchcraft trials, it has so many more interesting stories. Discover how it was once one of the largest seaports in the US, was an important city to the American revolution, and has been home to famous writers, celebrities, inventors, politicians, and more.

    As you begin the walking tour, hear amazing stories of people who lived and visited the quaint historic city as well as see buildings, homes, and locations where remarkable events occurred. See where the revolutionaries met to plan the rebellion for this area, where Houdini escaped from jail, and the first Federal style building built in Salem that holds a dark secret in its...  more
  • Includes
    • Tour guide
      Amplifier so everyone can hear
  • Exclude
    • Gratuities