Accompany us on Salem's original 90-minute ghostly tour and experience why our highly acclaimed lantern-lit stroll has been a "Witch City" institution since 1997. Our engaging guides creatively convey Salem's authentic haunted history. Delve into Salem's macabre past as our knowledgeable and charismatic guides regale you with true tales of documented paranormal activity, chilling cemeteries, and centuries old murder.
April & May • Tours run daily at 3pm & 7pm
June through October • Tours run daily at 3pm, 6pm & 8pm
October: Additional tours are offered at 6pm, 7pm and 9pm on all October weekends!
November through March • Tours run nightly at 6pm on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Reservations strongly suggested. Purchase tickets online
Noon Salem 101: General History tells you about the nearly 400-year-old history of our city. We'll cover the 1692 Witchcraft Trials, Salem's role as the top seaport in the nation, involvement in the American Revolution, presidents and famous people who visited here, inventors, movies shot in the city and other amazing history. (90 minutes) Daily at noon year round.
10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm The 1692 Witchcraft Walk strolls through former Salem Towne examining key players and locales linked to the infamous Witch Trials. Examine the demographics, theories, and personal stories comprising the dire events of 1692. Tours run 90 minutes, offered daily from April through October.
Tours also run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays ast 3:00pm from November through March.
3:00pm, 6:00pm & 8:00pm Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour is the original 90-minute, lantern-lit stroll through Salem packed with macabre tales, cemeteries, and local lore. Additional Haunted Footsteps tour times added on October weekends at 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm!
Salem Village Witch Hunt Walking Tour (Danvers, MA)
This tour takes place a short drive away from Salem in the town of Danvers, formerly Salem Village, where two young girls began acting out on a cold February day in 1692. It was diagnosed as witchcraft, starting the hysteria. You'll visit several significant historical sites including the remains of the parsonage. Tour is held on select Saturdays at 10:00am from July through October. Check their booking schedule for dates.
HP Lovecraft and the Salem Connection Walking Tour
HP Lovecraft was a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer who was inspired by Salem and the witchcraft Trials. He specialized in the weird that captured the imagination of many of his fans. You’ll learn about the man, his books and what he referenced in his books. Tour runs April 21, April 28th, August 20 and Sept. 15 at 7:00pm.
The Grave Matters Tour
We'll stroll the paths of Salem's earliest burial ground. We examine the uniquely carved stone markers, explain the meanings of the imagery, burial practices and tell you the stories of the people there. Tour runs by appointment only; must be booked in advance.
Salem Witch Trials Ancestors & Descendants Tour
There were close to 1,000 people involved in the witchcraft hysteria so calculations estimate that there could be more than 50 million descendants from the event. This tour will bring you throughout the downtown area of old Salem Towne, discussing key people involved in the 1692 Witchcraft Trials. Then we'll tell you their descendants. Check schedule for tour dates; private tours can be booked in advance.
Salem Black History Tour
Among our nearly 400 years of history are the incredible contributions of Blacks and African-Americans in our city. They were enslaved in Salem as early as 1638 and received their freedom in the next century, making great strides in the community and major contributions. Check schedule for tour dates; private tours can be booked in advance.
Hocus Pocus Movies & More Tour
You will be surprised which movies were shot in Salem and they are not all about our notorious past. We’ll bring you around to the locations and name the TV show or movie as well as the actors and what they did. Then when you watch it again, you’ll recognize those locations. Check schedule for tour dates; private tours can be booked in advance.
North Andover Witchcraft History Tour (North Andover, MA)
This tour takes place a half hour's drive from Salem in North Andover that had 45 accusations of witchcraft in1692. You'll hear stories of how it began and why. You'll visit the cemetery and see other locations where the meeting house and parsonages were located. Tour runs select Saturdays from July through October.