Salem History and Ghost Walking Tour


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

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Your Salem walking tour starts at the Old Town Hall, a convenient meeting point in the center of town. Led by a historian guide, you’ll traverse 400 tumultuous years of Salem's past, saving yourself the effort of personal research.
As you wander between stops, the guide helps you unravel the layers of the 1692 Witch Trials Hysteria. You’ll also encounter modern-day witches, and hear chilling tales of Salem's history that you’d likely miss otherwise.
The route of the tour follows the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, once a Native American trading path, leading to the site of the First Church of Salem. Stroll to one of the city's most snapped locations, the Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery, and then conclude your journey at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial.


Tour Salem on a guided walking tour
Listen to 400 years of history from a local historian
Select a nighttime tour for a spookier setting
Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors


All tours depart from Salem's Old Town Hall, on the three steps. A local historian guides you through the cobblestone-lined streets of this 17th century city by the glow of lantern light. Explore the driving factors behind the infamous Witch Trials Hysteria of 1692, meeting real practicing witches along the way. Learn about the rise of Salem as a world-class haunted seaport, creating some of the wealthiest families in its history.
We will be strolling the cobblestoned streets of the Essex St Pedestrian walking mall. This is the very heart of Salem, which once was a Native American trading path. You will visit the site of the First Church of Salem and hear the haunting tale of the Lady in Blue.
One of the most photographed sites in the city, the Bewitched statue will be your next stop. Learn how the locals *really* felt about this 9 foot bronze statue being dedicated in 2005. Why are their security cameras fixed on Samantha?
We bring you to the memorial to pay respects to the victims of the 1692 Witch Trials.
We discus the history of the home and visit the Gardens (with permission). We do not go inside the home.
We stroll through a section of the historic district. Photo opportunities.
We discuss the history of the Witch House. We do not enter the Witch House, this is an outside activity only
History & Hauntings Walking Tour of Salem, MA
Our guide will point out the cemetery and briefly discuss some fun facts. We do not enter the cemetery.
A look at Samuel McIntire’s Hamilton Hall. This is an outside activity.


2-hour Hauntings & History Salem Walking Tour
See top Salem sites such as Witch Trials Memorial, Witch House, and Ropes Mansion.
We do not enter any buildings on this tour. This is an outdoor activity only.
Professional/Local Guide
Listen to 400 years of Salem history from a local historian
Walk the cobblestone streets of Salem's historic McIntire District



Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tours run rain or shine, we do not cancel for weather. No refunds for weather! Please plan accordingly.
  • Please Note: Guests assume ALL responsibility, ALL Liability, and a photo release while on our tour.
  • Dog friendly!
  • Wheelchairs are welcome, however, be aware that Salem has 400 year old sidewalks, uneven surfaces and narrow areas. Visitors assume all responsibility with wheelchairs and WCWT will not be held liable.
  • Senior, military, and young adult tickets are not available after September 10, 2023.
  • Tour group size may be up to 39 guests per group
  • There are no public restrooms on the tour route. Please plan accordingly.

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.