You'll explore the heart of historic Salem during the most impactful period of Salem's history: the storied Maritime Merchant era of the 1800s. We'll visit tea and spice shops to sample many of those once-exotic goods while learning about how they changed the city for good and played a crucial role in developing the modern United States.
As a longtime historian and resident of Salem, I have explored the city in unique ways that I hope to share with you. I aim to ensure that all who visit this storied city leave with a create a stronger connection to real history by leading tours that explore, with all the senses, what historical life was like. I have degrees in Historic Preservation and Architectural History as well as a constant passion to keep learning more about how we got to now in order to enhance every tour.
You'll be able to sample spices that were introduced to this country through the port of Salem in the 1800s and learn about…
Included in the ticket price is a cup of tea of your choosing. Try a historic style or a modern blend.
The entire tour takes place in downtown Salem. Starting at the historic city center, we'll trace the original waterfront to the sea where we'll visit local shops to sample the spices and teas that made Salem what it is today.
A Sensory tour of Salem's Golden Age