Salem Self-Guided Audio Tour With Interactive Quiz


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Explore Salem’s dark history at your own pace, without the need for a guide or the hassle of a group tour. Simply download the app to your phone and start the tour when it suits your schedule. The app works offline and the audio plays automatically using your smartphone’s GPS, making for a hassle-free way to explore. Includes an interactive quiz and travel tips.


Self-guided audio tour of Salem
Ideal for independent travelers and history buffs
Includes lifetime access so you can use anytime
Help available by phone, chat, and email


The Salem Visitor Center is the starting point for your tour of this charming New England town. From here, you'll embark on a journey that will peel back Salem's seemingly pleasant exterior to reveal a dark, violent past that still haunts the town to this day.
Then proceed to the Samuel Pickman House, a creepy house with an even creepier history. A father allegedly chained his daughter in the basement for days without food or water... and some say she still exists to this day.
Following that is the graveyard where the majority of the witch trial victims are buried. Ironically, this is also the final resting place of the chief investigator who was directly responsible for many deaths during those trials.
The path leads you alongside the old Town Hall. But there's a little-known secret about this place: it's said to sit atop miles of secret underground tunnels!
Following that, you'll see what remains of Sheriff George Corwin's home, where he signed the arrest and execution warrants for those accused of witchcraft.
Following that, you'll arrive at St Peter's Episcopal Church, which sits on land confiscated by the town after the owners fled town after being accused of witchcraft.
The next cemetery is the Howard Street Cemetery, where Giles Corey is buried. Another victim of the trials, Corey, was immortalized in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible.
Then you'll see an impressive statue of Roger Conant, Salem's founder and first governor, as well as the Witch Museum, which is packed with information about the witch trials and the surrounding mass hysteria.
One optional stop is at the Gedney House, which is an excellent example of colonial architecture.
Another detour leads to the Broad Street Cemetery, where Sheriff Corwin died after a mysterious heart attack.
Then there's Hamilton Hall, which has hosted notable figures such as Alexander Hamilton, FDR, and the Marquis de Lafayette.
The Ropes Mansion, the former home of a wealthy Salem resident who became the center of a bitter distrust during a smallpox epidemic, is the next optional stop.
Following that is the so-called Witch House. It was once home to Judge Jonathan Corwin, who presided over some of the witch trials, and is one of the few buildings from that era that still stands.
Fans of literature will not want to miss the Nathaniel Hawthorne statue, which honors one of America's greatest authors.
The Mercy Tavern, the next stop on the optional route, has a seriously shady history, including a slew of kidnappings!
You can also visit Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthplace, which has been preserved in its original state.
The House of the Seven Gables, a drab structure that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's supernatural Gothic novel of the same name, is the final optional stop.


Easy-to-use app: download Action’s Tour Guide App onto your phone
Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews!
Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories.
Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!


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Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email and an instructions email. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular
  • How to start the tour: Once onsite, open the Action's Tour Guide App: • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If there are multiple tour versions, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
  • Amazing savings: Walking Tours: While each person typically needs their tour, couples or small groups can share one using split headphones.
  • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. There's no expiration, making it perfect for revisiting on future trips. • Start and pause the tour at your leisure, accommodating breaks and side excursions without the pressure of keeping up with a group.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: • The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
  • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
  • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app's features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.

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.