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Haunted Footsteps & Salem Historical Tours

Salem, MA 01970-3703
+1 978-745-0666
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1692 Witch Trials Walking Tour in Salem
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We are Salem’s Premiere Walking Tour Company and home to everyone's favorite, the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour – Salem’s original ghostly stroll. We are the ones who started ghost tours in 1997 making us the oldest established professional walking tour company in the Witch City. We provide ghost tours every night. We also deliver an incredible array of historic themed strolls that are considered the best in the city. We provide an entertaining and informative interpretation of Salem's vast and varied history. Our tours have the WOW factor! You'll hear stories that will stick with you for a lifetime. And we provide you with the latest theories on the Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. Since 1997 we have enjoyed sharing Salem's unique history with the world. Step into the past with our knowledgeable and charismatic local guides and experience nearly 400 years of Salem's remarkable history. From storied architecture to our signature Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour, Salem Historical Tours' numerous acclaimed tour selections represent the very best that Salem has to offer. Accompany us on Salem's Original ghostly tour and experience why our highly acclaimed lantern lit stroll has been a "Witch City" institution since 1997. Setting the bench mark for similar tours, Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour - Salem's preeminent evening activity - is the most established and recommended tour in the city. Our engaging and often ghostly 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.
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Salem, MA 01970-3703
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our guide was very nice. We were in a group of 10. The tour consisted of standing on various street corners and listening to the guide talk about places that had reported ghost activity. In some instances he did provide background stories that went along...More

1  Thank Selena H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When I went back to read the description about the tour, I see it is focused on what happened during the witchcraft hysteria of 1692. Much of the tour was standing on a street corner listening to specific details which seemed disjointed and random. I...More

Thank shelm1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on the Salem Excursion: Half Day Walking Tour. This is all 4 of their day time tours. You will learn a LOT about Salem. The tour guides are funny and very knowledgeable historians. There is a lot of walking, but they try to...More

Thank jmparfit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice walking tour, and very informative, but seemed to get boring, just the same. My wife, and myself, were the only two, on the tour.

Thank britewally
Reviewed 12 June 2017

As a descendant of one of the women hanged as a result of the witch trials, I wanted historical context and a meaningful tour of the spots central to this tragedy. This tour provided exactly that.

2  Thank Lori Y
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I booked a special historical tour for a group of 11th and 12th grade students with Giovanni. He was the BEST and the tour was the highlight of the Boston trip. Many people don't realize that Salem has so much interesting history. Book with Salem...More

Thank 630shannon
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Just took the tour and it was great! The man leading the tour was very good offering us the perspective of the residents of Salem at the time of the trial but then taking a step back and helping us to realize the big secret...More

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We took a 90 minute tour with Nick who was very informative about the different haunted houses. He had some real good stories about the history of the area. We had a small group (only 6) so it was easy to hear him and to...More

Thank tffd01
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our tour guide, Nancy, was the best! She made it so enjoyable with her honest candor. No over the top silliness or theatrics. Just the real deal! She also handled some know it all lady with perfect...More

Thank Barbg63
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We took the afternoon and evening tours on May 13th. Nick was our guide in the afternoon. He did a great job of sharing information, and had a great sense of humor. I did not catch the name of our evening guide, but he was...More

1  Thank Ceil D
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27 November 2016|
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Response from SalemHistoricalTours | Property representative |
Yes. That is perfectly fine. The routes we take are primarily flat with only a few rough spots like bumpy sidewalks or stairs. In the location where there are stairs, there is a way around them. All of our tours are... More
28 September 2016|
Response from Colleen_QZ | Reviewed this property |
Our favorites in Boston were "Cheers" on Beacon St. (loved that show) and the Freedom Trail which is free and gives the city's history. Plus the Freedom Trail gives the option of stopping & starting at your pace. There was... More
2 May 2015|
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Response from SalemHistoricalTours | Property representative |
Hello, Thank You for contacting us. All of our tours are enjoyable. It comes down to a matter of preference. The most popular day tour is the 1692 witchcraft walk. People also enjoy the TV & Movie Tour because they are... More