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The Histrionic Academy's family of tours was founded over 15 years ago.
With 2 guides and one ticket booth, our Tour of The Freedom Trail became successful through crafting great experiences for each and every guest on our tour.
Today we offer tours in three locations: Boston, Plymouth & Salem.
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The Salem Night Tour has been voted by our fellow historians, Massachusetts visitors and enthusiasts as the best historical tour in Salem, MA.
Historic Salem, by Day or Night
"...My teenage stepkids and niece were skeptical, but within a few minutes they were eyeing buildings warily and asking me whether the old graveyard was really haunted."
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"Ghosts, witches and ghouls—oh, my! Even when it’s not Halloween season, there are plenty spooky happenings in Salem, and Salem Night Tour will take you through many of them"
Explore some of America’s most haunted & historic locations on this walking tour of Salem. Under lamp-lit streets, your guide —a licensed guide & historian— will handle navigation as you visit the city’s famous spooky sights at night. Keep an eye out for spirits as you explore reportedly haunted locations, as you hear true history of the Salem Witch Trials and mysterious local murders.
The Salem Night Tour strives for inclusivity, regardless of abilities.
Wheelchairs and strollers
The entirety of the Tour of the Freedom Trail is wheelchair accessible.
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.
Guests who require hearing, sight, or other accommodations are encouraged to contact us beforehand. With enough notice we can provide most guests the full experience.
No cancellations. Free rescheduling is available until 6pm on the day prior to your originally scheduled tour. Alternatively, ticket price, not including taxes or booking fees, can be loaded onto a gift card for future use if notice is given by 6pm on the day prior to your original tour date. At 6pm on the day prior to your original departure date all sales become final and no alterations can be made.
The Salem Night Tour is not cancelled during inclement weather. The tour is entirely outdoors, so dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if necessary. On the rare chance the tour is cancelled by the guide or management, guests will receive an email notification and a full refund. If the tour is not cancelled, but a guest is unwilling or unable to participate, the regular cancellation policy applies.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect from the tour?
You should expect a blend of amazing history, great story-telling, and of course, ghost stories. We suggest to bring a camera, because we catch great paranormal photographs on almost every tour. This is an open-air history & haunts experience.
How long is the tour?
The tour takes about 75 minutes to complete. This is only an estimate because our tours are not heavily timed or scripted. Depending on the walking speed, or amount of questions people ask, it has been known to go slightly shorter or longer.
How much walking is it?
Our walking tour is designed to be an easy stroll. Although the tour is about 75 minutes, we stop to talk and the total distance walked is equal to or under 1 mile.
Where does Salem Night Tour meet?
127 Essex Street. We are between the Peabody Essex Museum and the Hawthorne Hotel on Essex Street.
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Is this a family-friendly tour?
Absolutely! The tour is always geared towards people of all ages. The tour is appropriate for children!
Where to park, how to get there?
Salem can be tough for parking especially in the busier season.
How early should I arrive?
15 minutes usually, but in October 30 minutes before each tour.
Does this tour run rain or shine?