Stories of Salem: Dark History and Murder Night Tour

Badge of ExcellenceSalem, United States
True Stories of a Strange Salem

From $28.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • 90 min Dark History Walking Tour
    • Stopping at the oldest cemetery in Salem, a Hocus Pocus filming location, and a haunted hotel.
    • All tours are lead by professional storytellers
    • All guides are licensed by the city of Salem
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Houdini Way
      Houdini Way, Salem, MA 01970, USA

      Next to 15 Front St, across from the store Nocturne. (Look for the ginger in the hat) -use google maps for directions.

    End point

    • Joshua Ward House
      148 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

      Historic Location

    What To Expect

    Houdini Way

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    The Burying Point

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Gardner-Pingree House

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    10 Federal St

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Salem Old Town Hall

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Joshua Ward House

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    164 reviews
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    Fantastic murder tour
    Chris_H, Sep 2023
    Guide was extremely knowledgeable and his voice carried very well, didn't need a microphone at all which felt authentic. Along with that, it did not feel rehearsed, this was just his own knowledge that he was sharing with us. While being about the horrors of Salem, it was also a great history lesson and something I'll remember forever as someone who enjoys fun history. Having spent the last few days walking around Salem it was really cool to learn about the buildings I had seen every day and knew nothing about.
    Unique and Fun
    Ashley_H, Sep 2023
    This tour was fun and spooky. Jeffrey was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. Doing the tour after dark made it more enjoyable. He also hosts a podcast which is great as well. We did this in conjunction with the Bewitched tour. Doing both painted a great picture of Salem’s past.
    Our guide was fantastic....
    Sara_F, Aug 2023
    Our guide was fantastic. He did a great job at keeping everyone engaged and was awesome at telling the stories. Would definitely recommend to a friend!
    Jeffrey the tour guide...
    Hope_J, Jul 2023
    Jeffrey the tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us engaged. Walking area not too far which was good for kids.
    It was just ok
    Kristine_N, Jul 2023
    it was okay. Wish it could’ve included information about the local area as we were walking along. Stories were too lengthy and just wish it could’ve been more engaging. Tour guide was nice and spoke clearly. Wouldn’t boom with kids definitely.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Thanks for the feedback! Sorry we couldn't be more entertaining, everyone else seemed to enjoy the tour. Esp the kids who were on the tour, do you remember the little kid who was engaged and kept asking questions on the tour?
    Brilliant, entertaining
    Ashley_G, Jul 2023
    Our tour guide Jeff was awesome. We were traveling to visit the history of Salem and he explained a lot and added humor into it.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Hello! Thank you so much for being part of our stories and learning about the stories of Salem. We appreciate you. We hope you had a great time in Salem, make sure to tell a friend (or enemy) about our tour and check our Salem The Podcast!
    Joy_B, Jun 2023
    Could not keep my attention. Half of our party left. Not entertaining at all. I have been on many haunted historic walks, and this was by far my least favorite. Do not recommend.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Ooof. You stayed for the whole 90 minutes! You could have left at any time, clearly I kept your attention, you were at least a little entertained. Your kids however, they had their noses in their cell phones before they left, cant imagine where they learned that was appropriate behavior. (Also Dark History, not Haunted History)
    Best tour in Salem
    Samantha_R, May 2023
    The best tour we have taken in Salem! Jeffery was very knowledgeable and entertaining. You will hear about the Salem witchcraft trials but also so much more of Salem's dark history. The walk was a comfortable distance and you won't learn about a lot of these sites on other tours.
    Brilliant guide, I learned tons of new things
    Bronwyn_Z, May 2023
    Jeffrey was an exceptional tour guide. Not only knowledgeable, but also extremely passionate about the history he was sharing with us. He mixed in the perfect amount of showmanship and humor and I learned SO much about the history of Salem. I couldn't recommend it this tour more highly.
    The tour was great, our...
    Larry_T, Oct 2022
    The tour was great, our guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken. His Salem accent only added to the experience…
    Great tour
    Karen_S, Oct 2022
    Truly great experience! We enjoyed learning about Salem. Our guide was engaging & knowledgeable . Highly recommended
    Great tour!
    Mary_L, Oct 2022
    I really enjoyed this walking tour in Salem. I had never been to the area before, and I felt that I received a great education on the town and its history through the tour. My tour guide was very well informed and enthusiastic.
    Loved it
    Melisa_M, Oct 2022
    We absolutely Loved the experience! The tour guide was very funny and knowledgeable. Thank you so much!
    Meh Tour. Nothing too thrilling.
    Faith_D, Oct 2022
    The tour guide was too theatrical. Told similar stories to the stories we heard during Friday night’s tour with a different company.
    History and spooky all in one!
    Alexandra_B, Oct 2022
    I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Salem and wants to learn about the general history and the witch trials, while also hearing about ghosts and spooky tales of Salems past. The tour guide, Jeffrey did an amazing job at telling this in depth story of Salem’s past, while also making the tour fun, spooking and exciting. I highly recommend!
    Eh ok
    Kaleena_H, Oct 2022
    I thought there would be more murder stories, story teller kinda rambled. We left the trip early, as it was too much standing and ramblings
    A great tour! The guide...
    Jennifer_C, Oct 2022
    A great tour! The guide was a wonderful story trekker. Thank you for making my first Salem visit a success!! Caroline Gail... thank you!!!!
    Good tour
    barbara_a, Oct 2022
    The young ginger woman was q great storyteller . Nice small group unlike other tours we saw with massive amounts of people . Too bad you can’t stop rude people from getting food and eating on the tour plus bring a baby who is hard to keep quiet was distracting .
    So much fun. Highlight of our day in Salem.
    Justin_E, Oct 2022
    Jeff was our tour guide and he was fantastic. 10/10. He was so knowledgeable about the happenings of Salem, but presented them in an interesting and humorous way. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Tour guide was amazing....
    Maria_N, Oct 2022
    Tour guide was amazing. Very informative and fun! Would recommend to anyone traveling with family and friends

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