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Sinister Stories of Salem, Massachusetts provides day and night time tours. We have either a historical daytime walk or a nighttime walk with spine chilling stories,legends and also spirit mediumship. In the Yule season we offer the also sinister...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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190 Essex St, The Coven’s Cottage, Salem, MA 01970-3705
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+1 978-498-4837
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fantastic tour. It was the best part of our visit to Salem. The tour covers the very beginning of Salem, it's role in the American Revolution, key historical events and people, and of course the witch trails. The tour includes a relaxed...More

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to let me know what you both appreciated about my tour. Feedback like this is very valuable for determining how I order the content and tone of my tour. With gratitude, Kenneth

Reviewed 2 days ago

First - Ken was kind enough to accommodate a last minute rescheduling of the tour for us. Ken's knowledge of Salem's history and the surrounding towns is impressive to say the least. He encourages participation and tackles any and all questions. He brought us through...More

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review my tour. I’m so pleased that I was willing and also able to reschedule the tour for you both. We were all very fortunate to be able to meet with Jeff the docent at the Pickering house...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour was exactly what we were looking and with so many options we were incredibly pleased that it was the one we chose to go with. Kenneth is extremely knowledgeable and does an excellent job of keeping a focus on history while still keeping...More

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I love this Two-hour Salem Morning Stroll history tour of mine. I don’t have employees, it’s me providing a tour or two a day. It’s important to me that the tour is factual and entertaining and not rigidly scripted. I’m glad that you chose my...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tour was fantastic. Our guide gave us so many stories with so much detail. He even sang for us. I would highly recommend this tour. So glad we found it.

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and the photograph that you published of me speaking in front of the London Coffee House on Central Street. (Red’s Sandwich shop). My Best, Kenneth Glover

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Labour Day proved to be extremely hot, 35 degrees with very high humidity, and we were booked on a two hour walking tour of Salem in the middle of the day. Were we mad? To help with what was to come, Kenneth, our guide, armed...More

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I got my reflective umbrellas from Black Widow T’s. Check her out on FB for great custom made T’s and other goods. I really like having them on hand for my guests. I consider my guests as I consider myself. If I were on a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour of Salem actually went closer to 3 hours but that was ok with us as our tour guide, Ken, was an interesting and engaging storyteller. His knowledge of the history of Salem was very impressive. We got the impression that he is a...More

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to write about the Salem Morning Stroll that you and your family took with me. Thank you for the recognition. I believe there is a tour for everyone in Salem. One particular tour that I recommend without hesitation is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family of five with children of varying ages we wanted to do a tour which would appeal to all of us. It was a very hot and sunny day in Salem but Kenneth was a breath of fresh air. Make no mistake this...More

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation of the tour and some of what makes it unique. My best, Kenneth

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this tour based on the high recommendations on this page and it did not disappoint. Kenneth is no ordinary guide. His knowledge, passion, and devotion to the history of the area made for a fascinating tour. It’s not easy condensing four centuries into...More

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation of my tour. I care very much about earning my guests satisfaction. In gratitude, Kenneth

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour as a way to take a long walk and experience some history of Salem. It was a good time and very interesting. The tour guide earned his ticket price.

Thank Kelly C
KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I get my steps in almost everyday between my tours. My best, Kenneth

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The absolute best part of our stopover in Salem! As an English teacher who wanted to visit because of my love for the play "The Crucible," I so appreciated Kenneth's narrative. His knowledge of Salem, as well as his desire to continue to research, are...More

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KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The tour is always a work in progress. Thank you for the affirmation. In gratitude, Kenneth

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KennethDykeGlover
I am sometimes asked if it’s ok to photograph or videotape on any of the tours. It is indeed ok to take photographs and film moments of the tour. Yes you can! However, accepted phone etiquette has changed greatly through the years because of the ubiquitous presence of smart phone technology. I do not encourage the use of devices for receiving and sending text messages or interacting on social media extensively while on my tour. That always conveys the feeling and message that that person does not wish to participate in the activity of the tour. I ask people to be fully present for the tour I have prepared to give and put down the phone and use it as a camera. Sometime business or family matters follow us on vacation and I understand that. Always if you step away from the group to conclude necessary business/family responsibilities it is never a distraction to me. In 1711, the minister of Salem’s First Church was so disturbed by one parishioner’s excessive texting during his service that he walked out of the meeting house and delivered the rest of his carefully written sermon to horse that was tied up to the meeting house hitching post.
July 27, 2018|
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Response from KennethDykeGlover | Property representative |
Please use your phone responsibility and politely on the tour you have chosen to participate in with other guests and your host. Let’s make a commitment to be fully present to one another.
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vdan1101
June 18, 2018|
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Response from KennethDykeGlover | Property representative |
The short answer is yes. However I cannot guarantee a space for walk-ons when I have reached my limit from guests who purchase on-line or the tour is sold out on line. However many people purchase at the store that I begin... More
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Chris F
May 1, 2018|
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Response from KennethDykeGlover | Property representative |
Hello, I know this answer. The walk from beginning to end covers 1.7 miles or 2.736 Kilometers. Its a mixture of walking and standing with only one noticeable incline along the way. If a guest appears to be having trouble... More
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