Come and explore the rich, mysterious history of one of New England's best love cities! Witch City Walking Tours in Salem is a nightly 90-minute Mysteries & Hauntings tour brings to life the true stories of Salem's colorful past. A local teacher/historian guides you through the cobblestone-lined streets of this 17th-century city by the glow of lantern light.
Explore the driving factors behind the infamous Witch Trials Hysteria of 1692, meeting real practicing witches along the way. Learn about the rise of Salem as a world-class haunted Seaport, creating some of the wealthiest families in its history. Stroll the McIntire district, taking in some of the most prominent architecture in the country on beautiful Chestnut Street. The night ends at the 1637 Burial Ground, the oldest cemetery in Salem and second oldest in the state.
Acclaimed as one of Salem's "must-do tours", Witch City Walking Tours is suitable for guests of all ages.
Beth founded Witch City Walking Tours in 2014 as a way to share her passion for the culture and history of Salem. A native of the North Shore, she has traveled all over the country (49 out of 50 states) but has always felt that Salem was home. Beth is a teacher, historian, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in History. Some of Beths' favorite places in Salem include Lobster Shanty, Witch Dungeon Museum, Mahi Mahi Cruise and Notch Brewery.
Suzanne has over three years of experience leading dynamic and engaging tours of Salem. She has been rated as one of the top tour guides in Salem for her friendly demeanor, extensive knowledge of Salem and her humor. Suzanne is fluent in both English and French.
Paige is a 5th year student at Northeastern University in Boston studying Spanish and Arabic. She has spent time in Argentina and Cuba and hopes to travel more in the future. Paige comes to Witch City Walking Tours with prior experience as a guide at Walden Woods for the Walden Woods Project. She also worked for the Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez in Havana.She is passionate about all things Hawthorne and Santería
Derek James is a North Shore native. He is a graduate of Wakefield High School & continued his education at the Art Institute of Boston. Derek is a lover of art, history, music & legend.
Our tour guide, Beth, was amazingly knowledgeable and was able to bring Salem's history to life with gripping stories about Salem's merchant ship past, haunted locations and the witch trials. Beth took care to not only show us the iconic places of Salem, she delved into the details about the people, beliefs, world views and ordeals that faced late 1600 to mid 1700 Salem. With this backdrop, the witch trials era was put into a context that made it actually make sense! A truly memorable experience that was the highlight of our trip to Salem this weekend. Thank you Beth.
- Ron H
Our group was toured around the Witch City for two hours by Suzanne and she was FANTASTIC. This tour was a little bit of everything: history, haunted stories, architecture, movie locations. You get the best bang for your buck. While there are many tours in Salem, MA to choose from, many which include costumes and "performances," THIS WAS NOT ONE OF THEM! Truly the highlight of our trip! I can't recommend it enough.
We THOROUGHLY enjoyed this tour of Salem. I'll be honest. We talked about it all through dinner and kept referring back to it while we were in Boston. Beth was so good! She has a masters? Doctorate? in History she makes you enjoy it as much as she does. You never feel rushed or like you're asking too many questions. She is patient and so informative. And it's not just about the witch trials, there is a lot about Salem. It's a beautiful place. I highly recommend this tour!! I'm kind of picky when it comes to tours because I'm a history buff and like the guide to be interesting (because history is SO INTERESTING.) I had absolutely NO complaints. Thanks Beth!!
We only had a limited amount of time in Salem, and after this wonderful walking tour we feel like we got a fantastic taste of the history of this captivating city.
Paige was a superstar tour guide. Funny, knowledgeable, and even threw a little dash of Hamilton into the proceedings. One of her stories made me genuinely exclaim, “oh my god!” She’s a fantastic storyteller and you’d be lucky to have her :-) The tour itself is fascinating. We saw so much, but never felt rushed. We had our toddler in a stroller, and she loved the tour too!
The THOROUGHLY enjoyed this tour of Salem. I'll be honest. My husband was dreading Salem and this tour. He didn't tell me that. But he absolutely LOVED it! When it was over and we went to dinner, he told me he that before we came to Salem, he wasn't thrilled about doing it, but was SO GLAD we did. We talked about it all through dinner and kept referring back to it while we were in Boston. Beth was so good! She has a masters? Doctorate? in History she makes you enjoy it as much as she does. You never feel rushed or like you're asking too many questions. She is patient and so informative. And it's not just about the witch trials, there is a lot about Salem. It's a beautiful place. I highly recommend this tour!! I'm kind of picky when it comes to tours because I'm a history buff and like the guide to be interesting (because history is SO INTERESTING.) I had absolutely NO complaints. Thanks Beth!!
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Hi everyone! Sorry if I haven’t posted as much Salem info lately, but I’ve had a good reason! For the past week, I’ve been traveling through Europe by train. I flew from Boston to London, then went to Paris, Nice, Monaco, Milan, Venice and I’m currently in Prague. Tomorrow I’ll be heading to Germany to study some of the witch trials that went on in Bavaria. I’ll have lots more information to share when I return. I want to thank my amazing team for running the show while I’ve been gone. Suzanne, Paige, Katie and Derek, you guys are the best! I can’t thank you enough! ❤️ Beth, Owner, Witch City Walking Tours Here are some highlights from my trip: