Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect from the tour?
You should expect a full-coverage, unscripted look at the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria with a local historian. This includes a conversation on the cultural belief in witchcraft, and the environment that allowed it to manifest into the Salem Witchcraft Trials. This is a historical look into a sensationalized and tragic event. The themes are often disturbing and discussed in detail. As such this tour is not recommended for children under 10.
How long is the tour?
90 minutes. This is only an estimate and can change slightly.
How much walking is it?
Our walking tour is designed to be an easy stroll. Although the tour is about 90 minutes, it is only approximately 1 mile of walking.
Where does Salem Day Tour meet?
127 Essex Street. The name of the store we meet at is Remember Salem Gifts. We are between the Peabody Essex Museum and the Hawthorne Hotel on Essex Street.
Is this a family-friendly tour?
Private Tours can be arranged for family- friendly experiences and school groups, but our public scheduled tours are not particularly appropriate for children. The tour covers a tragic event in great detail. This tour is a serious history lesson. However, The Salem Night Tour is family-friendly, it covers fun ghost stories and a more brief and light history of the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria. If you will be planning to bring children to Salem please check out the Salem Night Tour.
How early should I arrive?
15 minutes is perfect. Tours leave promptly on time, guests who are late risk missing out on a great experience