Soul of Salem Walking Tour

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Thank you for registering for the Myths and Misconceptions Walking Tour. All tours leave from the National Park Service Visitor Center at 2 New Liberty Street in Salem. Please arrive NO LESS THAN 10 minutes before scheduled tour time (the tour leaves promptly at the scheduled time), and check in with the Essex Heritage staff at the Information Desk. If you have any inquiries please call our the Visitor Center desk at (978)224-2036. ALSO be sure to check out the Essex Heritage Film Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence which plays daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the Visitor Center.

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Salem Visitor Center

2 New Liberty Street

Salem, MA 01970

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Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Sales Have Ended

Ticket sales have ended
Thank you for registering for the Myths and Misconceptions Walking Tour. All tours leave from the National Park Service Visitor Center at 2 New Liberty Street in Salem. Please arrive NO LESS THAN 10 minutes before scheduled tour time (the tour leaves promptly at the scheduled time), and check in with the Essex Heritage staff at the Information Desk. If you have any inquiries please call our the Visitor Center desk at (978)224-2036. ALSO be sure to check out the Essex Heritage Film Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence which plays daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the Visitor Center.
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Soul of Salem Tour: There’s more to Salem’s story

Founded in 1626, Salem, Massachusetts is best known for the tragic Witch Hysteria of 1692. But with almost 400 years of history to explore, being one of America’s oldest cities means there is more than just one story to tell! The two-time capital of Massachusetts, Salem has been both the wealthiest place in the nation and an economically depressed pile of ashes.

From allegations of black masses to America’s first deliveries of black pepper, Salem’s seen it all! A central port in the new world, this city has received objects, artifacts, and cold hard cash from all over the globe, prompting the creation of America’s oldest museum. Dark and terrifying legends of this place sprang from the minds of such literary greats as Nathaniel Hawthorne and H.P. Lovecraft. Equally amazing are the true tales of the sensational murder of Captain White, an absurd encounter with British soldiers during the American Revolution, and the long and sordid career of Reverend Cotton Mather. Plus… there was the witch thing.

Join a Victorian costumed guide through the streets of Salem, old and new, and discover the soul of the city while meeting its many varied souls.


FAQs

How long is the tour and where does it go?

The tour lasts 75 minutes

Where does this tour leave from?

All tours leave from the National Park Service Visitor Center at 2 New Liberty Street.

When should I arrive?

Please make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your tour time to check in with Essex Heritage staff. All tours leave promptly at the scheduled time.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket?

No, just provide the name you used to order the tickets and the number of tickets you purchased.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

For detailed information about parking and transportation in Salem, visit http://www.salem.org/parking-map-transportation/.

Is this tour handicap accesible?

No, a few of the areas that the tour goes including the Witch Trials Memorial are narrow, dirt paths or uneven cobblestone streets, that are not easily nagivated with wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Please also be aware that the tour lasts 75 minutes and does not include places to sit so be prepared to stand the entire time.

For any questions and information please call the Visitor Center at (978)224-2036

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Salem Visitor Center

2 New Liberty Street

Salem, MA 01970

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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