Salem is a city full of beauty, history, and reputed hauntings. This walk will cover history, legends and curses from the Witch Hysteria of 1692. As a local, I prefer to tell stories that are either documented curses, long-told legends woven into our history or stories of hauntings I've heard first hand or experienced. If you'd like a full history tour of Salem, I also lead a tour called Explore Salem with a Local. NOTE: I schedule this tour by request, so drop me a note if you are interested in a date you don't see on the calendar.
Our walk will visit about 10 spots depending on the pace of our group, but will always include these sites: The Joshua Ward House, The Witch House, the site of the old Gaol (dungeon) and the Lyceum Building. We will not enter any buildings; the tour is entirely outdoors.
Our walking tour is approximately 1 1/2 hours and will cover about 1 1/2 miles. Sidewalks can be uneven. No 'official' seating or restrooms on tour but there will be places we can stop as needed. We tour in all weather.
History and Hauntings with a Local