Salem: Secrets of Salem Hidden History Walking Tour


Join a guided walking tour of Salem and go back in time to the 17th century. Learn all about the 1692 witch trials and uncover rarely told stories of how Salem handled the aftermath of its horrific deeds.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2 hour


  • Highlights
    • Delve into Salem's dark history on a guided walking tour
    • Learn how a Puritan town transformed into the Witch City
    • Hear tales of betrayal, murder, and mystery
    • Discover how the witch trials influenced a 19th century author
    • Take a selfie in front of the Bewitched and Hocus Pocus filming locations
  • Full description
    Find out how the strict Puritan town of Salem became the witchcraft capital of the world and get a behind-the-scenes look at today's tourism industry on a guided walking tour of the Witch City.
    Meet your guide outside the Old Town Hall and begin your history-packed walking tour of Salem. Together you'll visit 9 historic locations, including the Salem Athenaeum and Old Burying Point Cemetery, unlocking a new chapter of Salem's past at each stop.
    Uncover shocking secrets like the connection between author Nathaniel Hawthorne and infamous witch trials judge John Hathorne, or the fact that most of the accusations, executions, and alleged witchcraft actually occurred in Danvers, not Salem.
    Walk away from your tour with a full picture of Salem's history and plenty of memorable moments to share with family and friends back home.
  • Includes
    • Walking tour
      Knowledgeable guide
      9 historic tour stops
      Photo opportunities
  • Exclude
    • Tips (optional)