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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. 

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?

   Yes. The Salem Day Tour is a historical look into Salem's past. Guests who are bringing children may want to look into the Salem Night Tour as it is also family friendly, but possibly more exciting for children. 

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 

Join us on a 90 minute walking tour and learn the infamous history of Salem. Traverse through the graveyards and sites of the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria with a local historian. 
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About Us 
The Histrionic Academy's family of tours was founded ​2 decades ago when a few dedicated guides started our Tour of the Freedom Trail. 

With 2 guides and one ticket booth, our Tour of the Freedom Trail became successful through crafting great unique and entertaining experiences for each guest.
Today we offer tours in three locations: 
Boston, Plymouth & Salem.
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​The Salem Day Tour strives for inclusivity for people of all abilities. However we are traversing the grounds of historic landmarks that may not be compliant.

Uneven terrain:
The Witch Trials Memorial has grass, and we traverse over cobblestone and brick paths throughout the tour.

This tour is conducted at a leisurely pace, but guests must be able to move, and stop for the entire duration of a 90 minute tour to get the full experience. 

Other Accommodations:
Guests who have hearing, sight, or other disabilities are encouraged to contact us beforehand. With enough notice we can provide accommodations to allow most guests the full experience. 
​Our tour is rain or shine.

However, on occasion The Salem Day Tour may decide to cancel a tour because of dangerous conditions caused by inclement weather. If a tour is canceled by the guide or management we will offer guests a chance to reschedule (pending availability) and receive a full refund. 

If a guest makes the decision to cancel their tour for any reason our regular cancellation policy applies. 
Inclement Weather
Public Tour Tickets: ​24 hour flexible cancellations. 

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of your originally scheduled public tour. Cancellations with at least 24 hours notice will receive a full refund. Cancellations before the tour, but without 24 hours notice will be offered a digital gift card to reschedule (minus booking fee). No shows or late arrivals are not refunded in any way so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.  

​Private Group Tours have a separate cancellation policy which can be viewed on your groups confirmation. Please contact us or your group's travel agent for more information. 
Families with Small Children
The Salem Day Tour is family friendly. It is a historical look into the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.  

The Salem Night Tour is also 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 as well 
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