Salem History 2-Hour Walking Tour

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This Two Hour Salem History Tour is an engaging walking tour and chronicle of the history of Salem, its women, men and great events.  The tour includes stops at The Town Hall, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, The Burial Point 1637, downtown district, The Witch House, the historic McIntire District, Hamilton Hall and the Pickering House 1660.Your local guide, Kenneth Glover presents a narrative of a storied New England City from it's beginnings as a Native American settlement to the Witchcraft Trials, through the American Revolution and the great age of sail..Learn about Salem’s Puritan era beliefs and culture, enjoy traditional song, photographs, including replica artifacts of New England counter magic or witchcrafts. Questions are encouraged on this tour.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Coven's Cottage, Salem, MassachusettsLearn about the Native American Settlement of Naumkeag.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Salem Old Town Hall, Salem, MassachusettsThe story of the beginning of Salem as an English settlement and important port.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Old Burying Point Cemetery, Salem, MassachusettsUsing the colonial burial ground and grave sites as a guide to Salem’s history. “Do not touch or lean upon the gravestones please.”Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, MassachusettsA discussion about the beginnings of a witchcraft delusion.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Hamilton Hall, Salem, MassachusettsThe story of the Marquis de Lafayette, a grand banquet and a caterers abolitionist children. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Pickering House, Salem, MassachusettsAn examination of the Broad Street Cemetery, the Salem Witch Trials and the Elizabethan belief in counter magic against witchcrafts. At Salem’s oldest home on its original footing, the Pickering house is a discussion an American patriot and politician. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ropes Mansion, Salem, MassachusettsA beautiful home and garden of an important Salem Family.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Witch House, Salem, MassachusettsA story of the home of a judge who presided at the Salem Witch Trials and conclusion of the tour. Duration: 10 minutes

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Coven's Cottage

What’s not included

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  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Salem Old Town Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Witch House

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
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