Salem Massachusetts - Salem: History, Hocus Pocus and Hangings

Salem: History, Hocus Pocus and Hangings

(46 reviews)
Historic District, Salem Massachusetts, United States
50 mins

About the tour

On this route, we'll start with the oldest home in America across from the burial ground of the Salem Witch Trials Sheriff and Judge. We'll cross over beautiful Chestnut Street on our way to Alison's house from Hocus Pocus, then pass by some historic homes and mansions as we finish our walk at the memorial to the hanging victims of the 1692 Witch Hysteria at Proctor's Ledge. And as with all things Salem, there may be stories of residual energy from our tragic past.

Meet your local guide

Beth OGrady

You could say Beth has been in training to be a local tour guide her whole life, as she has spent 60 years living in and learning about her hometown. She has strolled, jogged and dog-walked around every neighborhood, and can give you a well rounded perspective of how modern day Salem relates to its complicated history. Walking around with Beth is like visiting a good friend or a cool aunt who are excited to show you around their hometown.

Beth OGrady has been guiding since Jan 2018

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Salem Massachusetts with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Salem Massachusetts. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Alyssa & Faiza G.

04 May 2021

Beth is an excellent tour guide and very knowledgable! Thanks for a great tour!

Linda B NY 🐾.

04 May 2021

I did a quick run through Salem many years ago so I wanted to learn more. Very interesting to learn about the architecture of somewhere close to home.

Paul N.

03 May 2021

Guide was fine. Material did not hold my interest & I left

Lynn O.

03 May 2021

very interesting ,thank you Beth

Dee (from Central Texas) C.

03 May 2021

Beth is such an enjoyable guide with the wonderful history, stories, & beautiful scenery she shares. She loves her hometown & is very proud of it

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