Dark History & Murder, Salem Walking Tour


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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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When you hear people talk about Salem, often times the first thing that comes to mind is Witches, and Halloween, and ghosts and spooky fun, but there's so much more lurking in the shadows. Salem is nearly 400 years old and just like all of us, it has a dark side. An underbelly wrought with stories for the ages. Join us for our 90 min evening walking tour as we wander through the shadows and hear stories about pirates and pepper, secrets of the oldest cemetery in Salem, brutal murders, strange legal battles, curses, spiders, torture, and of course a ghost story or two. We invite you to be part of our story and learn why true history is Better Than Fiction. -All tour guides are licensed by the City of Salem and are professional storytellers .


This is where the tour meets and the site of our first story. The building here is the historic site where Harry Houdini preformed an escape act from the Salem Jail in 1906.
Historic Location. Dating back to 1637, this is the oldest burying point in Salem. We will hear stories of the infamous dead, spiders, and lost corpses.
Historic Location. This is the site of one of the most infamous murders in American history. In 1830 this is where Captain White was murdered in is sleep, the news of the murder swept across America and is remembered even to this day.
Historic Location. Our Story takes place near the historic location where the Old "Witch Goal" (Jail) once stood, which was described as a purgatory for the living. We will also be within sight of the unknown location of where Giles Corey was tortured to death in 1692.
A historic building in its own right, it's also a filming location for the 1993 Halloween classic Hocus Pocus. Do you know what was filmed here?
Historic location. Arguably one of the most haunted locations in Salem, George Washington once stayed here. But it's the site on which the building now stands that is of legal and spectral interest.


All tours are lead by professional storytellers
Stopping at the oldest cemetery in Salem, a Hocus Pocus filming location, and a haunted hotel.
All guides are licensed by the city of Salem
90-Minute Dark History & Murder Night-Time Stories of Salem Walking Tour



Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.