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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. 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 


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.
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Today we offer tours in three locations: 
Boston, Plymouth & Salem.
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Accessibility 
​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.

Wheelchairs and strollers:
The entrance to the Charter Street Cemetery has one stair. Guests must be able to climb one stair to enter the cemetery. 
The exit is narrow and slightly slanted, most wheelchairs will not fit. 

Uneven terrain:
Although the majority of this tour is on solid flat surfaces, the cemetery is unpaved, requires guests to climb over one step,  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
Cancellations
​Cancellation Policy: No Cancellations. 

However, if a guests contacts us by 6pm on the day prior to their scheduled tour, we can reschedule (pending availability). We can also provide a digital gift card which can be used by the guest to rebook on a future day, at their leisure. All rescheduling is pending availability; guests are always encouraged to rebook as early as possible.
Families with Small Children (Under 12)
The publicly scheduled Salem Day Tour is not considered family-friendly. This tour is a serious historical tour that covers a tragic event in great detail. However, their are options for families with small children who would like to attend our tours. 

Private Tours can be arranged for family- friendly experiences. View our Groups page or call us at 978-741-1170 to arrange a private tour. 


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 
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