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2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour

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

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.
Reviews (159)
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Reviewed today
Bucket List

I have always had an interest in the supernatural. Therefore, I had always longed to visit Salem. In advance, I had purchased tickets to this history walking tour. The main tourist part of the town obviously promotes the witch and supernatural. There were shops selling...More

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed yesterday
Very Informational!

Ken was very personable! The perfect personality for a tour guide. He really made it his mission to keep us comfortable and moving since it was so cold that day. Very information about the long history of Salem. Very funny too!

Thank Korynn K
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great walking history tour! This man has a wonderful personality for the job!

Great information delivered in an entertaining way! We were taken along a route of interesting and off beat facts of the history of the Town. Even our kids, all under 12, stayed involved in the stories. We were late due to finding parking and he...More

Thank Kristie F
Reviewed 1 week ago
The Best of the Best on a hot Fall Day

The tour that Kenneth gives is full of history , whimsy and sadness - the tour of the Witch city took us to the homes of the witch trial judges and others of note who made Salem the the 3rd richest port on the eastern...More

Thank mike s
KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was my pleasure to share music with you all. “If an be afflicted, let him pray, and if any be merry let him sing psalms.” James V From the cover page of THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES Faithfully TRANSLATED into ENGLISH Metre. Imprinted 1640

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lots to Learn

Ken led us on a wonderful introduction to Salem history. It was clear he not only 'knew his stuff', but loved his town. Ken's ability to keep us all engaged was a gift. It also helped us appreciate the other experiences we later enjoyed in...More

Thank HokieGal30
KennethDykeGlover, Owner at Sinister Stories of Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I have been to wonderful destinations and tried to explore on my own and not been able to scratch the surface of the experience. I’m glad that I could have helped to do that for you here in Salem. Once when in Rome however we...More

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23 October 2018|
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Response from Mysty V | Reviewed this property |
The guide was actually using a scooter since his foot was in a boot, so I would say yes.
18 October 2018|
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Response from Bethany O | Reviewed this property |
No, it doesn't. He stopped at Allison's house for a minute for those of us that wanted to take pictures.
17 October 2018|
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Response from JSkogen | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are two tours daily. The first one is 11:30am, so this is the earliest one you can take. It looks like there is also one at 4:00pm on some days. When you enter a date you would like to take the tour, and the... More
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