Salem Self-Guided Audio Tour With Interactive Quiz


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

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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: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
App on your phone: A link to download the Tour Guide App by Action and Password for your tours.
Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.


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Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

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

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