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2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour

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  • 2-hour Salem history walking tour
  • Visit several landmarks that date to the 1600s
  • Learn about the Salem witch trials and colonial Massachusetts
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2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour
From US$20.00
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11:30am Salem Morning StrollMost Popular
This tour departs at 11:30am
US$20.00
4pm Salem Afternoon Stroll
This tour departs at 4:00pm
US$20.00
Overview

Join a local guide for a 2-hour walking tour of Salem, Massachusetts. Hear about the city's history as you visit landmarks such as the London Coffee House, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, the Burying Point, the Witch House (Corwin House), the McIntire Historic District, Hamilton Hall, and Pickering House. You'll hear about the New England city's past as a Native American settlement, the witchcraft trials, the American Revolution, and more on this leisurely walking tour.

What to Expect
This two hour Salem history tour is an eclectic, conversational and unscripted walk through Salem with Kenneth.

He begins the tour with a description of the founding of Salem as Naumkeag in 1626 and winds a narrative of an important New England seaport that is often only remembered for the Salem Witch Trials but the trials are only a portion of Salem's Story Kenneth has to tell.    

There have been a few unexpected surprises on the tour.  Kenneth has been studying and learning to sing the songs as they were meant to be sung from The Bay Psalms Book.  This is the first book printed in America in 1640 for the Congregationalists in The Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
  
Kenneth is a plain dressing member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) whose unorthodox predecessors once comprised ten percent of the population of Salem in the 1690's and was born and lives across the harbor from Salem in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Excellent! Great Way to Start a Salem Visit

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

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

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

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great way to spend some time

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Captivating!

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

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

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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great Walking Tour

Kenneth was great. I would highly recommend this tour. Unlike others that are purely for entertainment, this tour focuses on the actual history that took place in Salem. No overly embellished or made up stories as you get on other tours. That being said, Kenneth's...More

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

I appreciate that you took your time to review the tour you took with me. Each day I meet my guests I think about how each will remember my historical tour of Salem. My best, Kenneth

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Amazingly Informative

When I booked this tour I will admit I was a little leery of any tour of Salem being too touristy. I am very happy to admit I was so wrong. Kenneth was so friendly and he knows his history! He set the tone for...More

Thank lytmojo
KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

To two gals from Louisiana. It was a pleasure to pass the time on my tour with the two of you. You made my tour feel “not touristy” for me because of your humor and knowledge that you brought. We discussed “the Antiquities of Athens...More

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sorry, i just now picked this up.
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12 August 2018|
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Thank you answering this guests question as I only get alerts for questions directed to Sinister Stories of Salem. Although the answers given were very thoughtful and constituted appropriate recommendations. Kenneth Tour... More
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Thank you all for answering this important question and with great detail. I have nothing more to add to these excellent answers. Kenneth Tour guide.
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