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.Advice on travelling to Salem can be found at www.SinisterStoriesofSalem,com on the book your tour page.
This two hour Salem history tour is an eclectic, conversational and unscripted walk through Salem with Kenneth.
He begins the tour with a description of the founding of Salem as Naumkeag in 1626 and winds a narrative of an important New England seaport that is often only remembered for the Salem Witch Trials but the trials are only a portion of Salem's Story Kenneth has to tell.
There have been a few unexpected surprises on the tour. Kenneth has been studying and learning to sing the songs as they were meant to be sung from The Bay Psalms Book. This is the first book printed in America in 1640 for the Congregationalists in The Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Kenneth is a plain dressing member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) whose unorthodox predecessors once comprised ten percent of the population of Salem in the 1690's and was born and lives across the harbor from Salem in Beverly, Massachusetts.