Essex Heritage offers walking tours based in Salem, but partners with local historians, historic sites/museums and other non-profits to offer tours in different cities & towns in Essex County.
Myths & Misconceptions Walking Tour
The Salem Witch Trials happened over 300 years ago, and it has been dramatized in books, documentaries, movies, and even TV shows. Over the years it has been presented so many times in so many ways that the line between fact and fiction gets blurred.
Our walking tour seeks to debunk any misconceptions you might have about the Salem Witch Trials, by sharing historic images, documents, and locations to uncover these myths and discover the truth behind this infamous time period in Salem's history.
Walking Tour tickets include entry to our documentary film Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence, it features authentic dialogue taken from court transcripts and commentary by renowned Salem Witch Trial scholars. Scenes depicted in the film were shot at actual locations associated with the Witch Trials of 1692. (Film is shown 11:00am,1:00pm and 3:00pm)
This walking tour lasts approximately 60-75 minutes, and includes stops at the Witch Trials Memorial, and the site of the original 17th century Jail.
Senior (65+): $15
Child (6-16): $13
Under 6 FREE
Public tours are finished for the 2023 season, check back in the Spring of 2024 for updated tour schedule.
For a private tour please email KathrynR@EssexHeritage.org. (Please give at least 1 week notice for bookings, and note that private tours, and/or groups of less than 10 require a minimum fee for booking).