Salem Hawthorne’s Haunts Self-Guided Audio Tour


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Enjoy a spooky adventure and learn more about Nathaniel Hawthorne and his connection to Salem with this self-guided audio tour. Download the app on your phone and start the tour whenever you want by heading to the Hawthorne Statue. Walk past key sites, including the House of the Seven Gables, while learning about Hawthorne and the ghosts said to haunt these locations.


Self-guided audio tour in Salem focused on Hawthorne
Great value download works on two smartphones
Easy navigation with turn-by-turn directions
Explore at your own pace and schedule


Over the years it has been a favorite spot of celebrities while staying in the witch city including George Bush, Liza Minelli, and Johnny Cash.
And guests have consistently noted ghostly occurrences while staying at the Hawthorne hotel.
The Salem Common is said to be haunted by the ghost of a band leader. You'll see the band stand and the grounds they walk.
Nathaniel Hawthorne had a strong family link to the Salem Witch Trails. He was related to several accused witches and a Judge. You'll hear about his link and his remorse.
The headstones you see on the corner are just that, headstones. With nothing but dirt underneath. You'll hear about the ghosts that now haunt the grounds and the church.
On April 6th, 1830, Captain White, a wealthy slave trade merchant, was found murdered in this house. And the story became the biggest event since the Witch Trials.
Once a Funeral home turned speak easy turned liquor store this spot is as haunted as a lobster roll is full of mayo.
On April 9, 1846, Hawthorne was sworn in as surveyor of Salem at a salary of $1,200 per year, a decent salary at the time.
The position was so prestigious that his appointment was noted in the New York Tribune saying “the popular writer” has been named surveyor. But thing did not end well.
You'll hear his story here, why the Scarlet Letter was a hit and the ghosts that walk it's halls.
In the basement of the Mercy tavern, and below the city of Salem runs an underground secret tunnel system that was built by local merchants to smuggle goods to and from the wharf. And you'll hear the stories of the ghosts that now haunt them.
Its guests have reported other worldly residents that haunt here including the spirit of a young teenage girl in turn of the century clothing walking the halls.
And the most notable encounter is that of the spirits children that frequent the rooms.


Recap tour you can take after taking the in person tour
You will hear the tales of Hawthorne's life in Salem, MA
Smartphone Guided Haunted Walking tour on the WalknTours app
Private self guided audio tour of Salem
You will see the House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne's historical haunts and the Salem Witch Museum


No in person guide, this is a smart phone navigated tour on the WalknTours app

Additional Information

  • 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

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.